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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Kingsley Napley, Cannacord Genuity WM, Others

Editorial Staff 2 May 2024

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Kingsley Napley, Cannacord Genuity WM, Others

The latest senior wealth management moves in the UK, rest of Europe, Middle East and select international wealth centres.

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management UK and Crown Dependencies (CGWM UK), has promoted David Muncaster to group head of distribution, as part of its strategy to support the growth of the business, the firm said in a statement.

Muncaster (pictured) reports to Duncan Stratford, CGWM UK’s managing director and Andy Finch, CEO of the CGWM international division.

Previously head of distribution, Muncaster will now lead distribution for the UK and the international centres in the Crown Dependencies – Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. In addition to having responsibility for the UK intermediary team, he will also oversee the international sales team which operates in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“David has made a fantastic contribution to the business. With his deep experience in distribution, he has played a pivotal role in our growth strategy,” David Esfandi, CEO at CGWM UK said.

Prior to joining CGWM UK in 2021, Muncaster led distribution teams at UBS, Close Brothers and Bordier & Cie and has extensive experience in growing AuM and designing and launching new products.

Kingsley Napley
UK law firm Kingsley Napley has announced four new partners in a round of appointments, taking the partnership roster to a record of 87. Out of that total, 43 are female, the law firm said, stressing its diversity credentials.

The new partners are Jemma Brimblecombe (dispute resolution); Jemma Garside (private client); Andy Norris (employment), and Katherine Pymont (dispute resolution).

Charles Russell Speechlys
International law firm Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Nicola Jackson as a partner. She is joining the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency (CRI) team in Dubai.

Jackson, who was previously a co-lead of Clyde & Co’s Insolvency & Restructuring-Related Disputes and Contentious Advisory Practice in the Middle East, will add strength to Charles Russell Speechlys’ cross-border insolvency credentials, the firm said in a statement.

With more than 15 years on the ground experience in the Middle East, Jackson is considered one of the most prominent and experienced CRI litigators in the region. She advises her client base of creditors, debtors and insolvency practitioners on a wide range of insolvency-related disputes in the UAE and beyond, including companies and office holders in relation to both pre-formal insolvency process strategies and strategies for dealing with disputes within formal insolvency processes.

Jackson specialises in commercial and financial disputes before the DIFC (Dubai International Finance Centre) and ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Market) Courts. In addition, she has experience acting for both local and international clients on commercial disputes before arbitration tribunals across many jurisdictions and under various institutional rules.

"Nicola’s addition to the Dubai team will further enhance our cross-border disputes credentials and allow for greater collaboration with our existing CRI teams in Dubai, Bahrain, Paris, and the UK. Nicola also boosts our bench strength for DIFC/ADGM court matters, investigations and international arbitration work," Patrick Gearon, partner and head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ Middle East practice, said.

Nicola's appointment closely follows the arrival of real estate partner, Nicholas Burt, to the firm’s Cheltenham office.

Gresham House
Gresham House, a specialist alternative asset manager, has appointed Ben Gunnee as head of institutional to manage the group’s international expansion with product development and distribution.

Previously he worked at global investment firm Cambridge Associates, where he was managing director, commercial officer EMEA, responsible for business development, marketing and public relations and product development across pensions, insurance, and endowments and foundations, the firm said.

Prior to this Gunnee was partner, head of fiduciary management (UK) for Mercer Investments and part of the European fiduciary management leadership team, where he grew European assets under management to over $50 billion from $15 billion between 2015 and 2019. He was previously investment business leader for Mercer in the Middle East, growing and delivering investment solutions in the region.

“Ben is a welcome addition to the Gresham House team, bringing a wealth of technical and business development expertise that will support our growth ambitions and continue our integration with institutional investors and consultants in the UK and globally,” Tony Dalwood, CEO of Gresham House, said. (See an interview with Dalwood here.)

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