New president for Nikko AM
The $165bn Asian group Nikko Asset Management has announced the appointment of Eleanor Seet as president and executive director of Nikko Asset Management Asia to lead the firm in the next phase of its growth plan.
Seet will be responsible for driving the growth of Nikko AM in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Nikko AM Asia, Seet held the role of senior director for iShares private wealth distribution, Asia ex-Japan from June 2009.
Nikko AM Asia has also made two other appointments to support the growth of the company. Teck Keng Neo has been made as head of middle and back office at Nikko AM Asia where he will oversee Nikko AM Asia’s operations, fund accounting, finance, information technology, middle office and administrative functions.
Rodney Lim has been appointed head of compliance at Nikko AM Asia. He joins from UBS Global Asset Management where he was also responsible for compliance.
ING bolsters EMEA platform with 11 new hires
ING has made 11 strategic hires for its EMEA equity platform across research, sales and execution to further develop its EMEA equity business.
Michael Kaplan is head of EMEA Equities at ING and explained that the latest additions will be focused on Russia and Turkey to strengthen ING’s capabilities in these growing markets.
The research hires report to London-based head of EMEA research, Haluk Akdogan, while the trading and sales trading hires report to Sadiq Razak, head of EMEA execution, also in London.
Paul Cliff joins ING as sector head, Metals & Mining, from Nomura where he was director and global head of equity research for Metals & Mining.
Tibor Bokor joins ING in London as sector head, EMEA Telecoms from Otkritie where he had 10 years’ experience covering the telecom sector.
Pinar Fersoy joins ING in London as a vice president of equity research covering Turkish non-financial companies. Most recently, she worked at Nomura as a Turkey country analyst following industrials, car manufacturers and diversified holding companies.
Igor Goncharov joins ING in Moscow as a director of equity research covering Russian utilities. Prior to joining ING, Igor covered the Russian utilities sector at UBS in Moscow, where he was ranked #2 in the Extel EMEA Utilities Analyst survey 2010.
Anna Kochkina joins ING in Moscow as a vice president responsible for covering the Russian consumer and chemical sectors. Anna has over 9 years of experience, having worked most recently on the sell-side as an equity research analyst at ABN Amro.
Tatiana Prokina joins ING in Moscow as a vice president of equity research covering the Russian transport, logistics and real estate sectors. She joins ING from VTB Capital.
Jessica London joins ING’s New York office as a vice president and EMEA equity research sales person. Before joining ING, London worked at Credit Agricole Cheuvreux in equity research sales covering the MENA region.
Todd Krummel joins ING in Moscow as a director and head of Russian trading from Deutsche Bank in Moscow.
Naser Nuredini joins ING in London as a vice president of EMEA equity trading from Unicredit CAIB Securities where he traded EMEA cash and derivatives equities.
Adam Brinkley-Svanberg joins ING in Moscow as a vice president of Russian equity trading from Tullett Prebon in London where he was a trader responsible for emerging markets equities execution.
Brian Wesneski joins ING in Moscow as vice president of Russian sales trading. Previously, Wesneski worked at Unicredit Securities in Moscow where he covered domestic and international clients.