ON THE MOVE: Schroders and BNPP Add Sustainable Finance Pros

Andy Howard, Schroders

Schroders promoted Andy Howard to the position of Global Head of Sustainable Investment, taking on the leadership of the Sustainable Investment team. He will now oversee the team’s stewardship activities and further drive active ownership across our group. Howard joined Schroders in 2016 as Head of Sustainable Research. Howard will report to Charles Prideaux, Global Head of Investment.

BNP Paribas Americas has appointed two senior executives for its sustainable finance team – Christina Cho and Anne van Riel were named Co-Heads for Sustainable Finance Capital Markets Americas. Cho has been with the bank in London for over 12 years, where she was a senior DCM banker in the SSA team. Van Riel comes about BNP Paribas after spending the last 11 years at ING, where she served as the Head of Sustainable Finance for the past two years.  Both will be based in New York and report to Dan Cozine, Deputy Head of Global Credit Markets Americas at BNP Paribas.

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BTIG has landed Dae Gon Ha, as part of its growing Healthcare Research team as a Vice President and Biotechnology Analyst. Ha will be based in BTIG’s Boston office and report to David Lenchus, Director of Research, at BTIG. Prior to BTIG, Ha spent five years as an Equity Research Associate and Analyst at SVB Leerink researching biotechnology companies with a focus on rare diseases. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School.

Carrie Ford, BTIG

Relatedly, Carrie Ford has joined the firm’s Institutional Equities team as a Managing Director. Ford will be based in the firm’s Dallas office. She has more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to BTIG, she spent nine years at Jefferies, where most recently she was a Senior Vice President within the Institutional Equities business in Dallas. Previously, she held a similar role at Lehman. Earlier in her career, she also spent several years on the buy side as the Head Trader at Regal Asset Management, and an Assistant Trader at Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss. Ford will report to Richard J. Blank, Jr., Managing Director and Head of Global Equities.

Deutsche Bank has combined its Wealth Management and Private & Commercial Business International units into a new International Private Bank, serving over three million private, wealth and commercial clients across Germany, Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East and Africa. Claudio de Sanctis, most recently Global Head of Wealth Management, will become Head of the International Private Bank and CEO EMEA. As a result, Ashok Aram, Head of Private & Commercial Business International and CEO EMEA, is leaving the firm for personal reasons. Aram joined the company in 1995 and has held a variety of senior leadership roles in Tokyo, Singapore, Frankfurt, New York, London and Dubai.

KeyBanc Capital Markets hired Patrick Mastan as a Managing Director of M&A Advisory in its Technology Group. He will be based in the Boston office. Mastan comes to KeyBanc with more than 15 years of investment banking experience, most recently as a Managing Director in Lazard’s Technology Group. Mastan began his investment banking career at Deutsche Bank, and previously served in the U.S. Air Force.

Torstone Technology, a provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing, snagged David Pearson for its product team. Pearson brings over thirty years of experience working in technology solutions for financial markets, focusing on workflow and automation in the front office and post-trade space. He comes from Genesis Global, where he was responsible for post-trade workflow solutions. Prior to that, Pearson spent twenty-five years at Fidessa, initially working with sell-side brokers and dealers to build and implement front and middle-office workflow solutions for equities, and more recently, with buy-side firms to challenge the status quo in other asset classes including exchange-traded derivatives and repo. He is also former Co-chair of the FIX Trading Community’s Global Post Trade Working Group. Pearson will be based at Torstone’s headquarters in London.

Heath Tarbert was named the new Vice Chairman on the Board of IOSCO. Tarbert is the first CFTC Chairman to be elected to join the leadership of the IOSCO Board since the international standard setting body was established in 1983.

Eventus Systems has named Jeff Gale Sales Director, EMEA in London. Gale, a 30-year market veteran, is charged with growing and supporting the firm’s presence in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Most recently, he served as Co-Founder at Seismic Foundry, a capital markets fintech fund and consultancy focused on promising early-stage firms. Previously, Gale spent 18 years at ICAP PLC (now TP ICAP), the largest global interdealer broker. He joined ICAP in 1997 as a Senior Broker on the interest rate swap desk. In 2007, he became Executive Director on the Board of joint venture ICAP/JLT Ltd. and in 2009 Senior Broker in ICAP’s emerging markets interest rate options. In 2012 he was promoted to Global Head of Sales and Bank Relations at ICAP’s MyTreasury, a leading trading platform for corporate treasurers.  In 2014, Gale was tasked as Commercial Lead for the creation of an ICAP joint venture company charged with developing a new platform that delivered electronic trading access to liquidity across a diverse range of asset classes and currencies. He reports to Scott Schroeder, Global Head of Sales.

Aquis Exchange named David Vaillant to the Board as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. He joined Aquis in September 2019 as Non-Executive Chairman of Aquis’ French subsidiary, Aquis Exchange Europe SAS and will continue in this role alongside his directorship of the Group. Since October 2019, he has been Global Head of Finance, Strategy and Participations at BNP Paribas Asset Management and before that, Vaillant was at BNP Paribas’ Corporate and Institutional Banking / Corporate Finance FIC division, where he was Head of Banking for EMEA.

Nick Schultz has started StoneX, formerly INTL FCStone as Managing Director – Strategic Operations – Securities.