Fund Operator – news roundup 25/11/22

Your weekly guide to all the latest people moves news in the operation space for fund management.  

Fund Operator Editor POSTED ON 11/25/2022 8:23:06 AM


Comings and Goings 



The leading European asset manager has appointed Olivier Brouwers as CEO of Amundi Belgium.  In this role, Brouwers will also be responsible for Amundi's business development in Luxembourg at the European asset management giant. 

Previously, beginning in October 2021, Brouwers was Head of Business Development BeNeLux & Nordics at La Française AM. Prior to that, he was CEO at Beflius Investment Partners (BIP) and Head of Benelux/France/Nordics Retail & Client Service Business at Invesco Asset Management, where he worked since 1998. 


BNY Mellon IM 

Sharon Ko has been announced as the Head of Intermediary Business, Hong Kong Retail Distribution, for BNY Mellon IM, BNY Mellon’s investment management arm.  

Her role will include expanding the firm’s retail distribution networks by building on partnerships with key distributors and financial institutions in Hong Kong, the firm said. Ko comes to BNY Mellon IM from Invesco, where she was previously Head of Retail Distribution, Intermediary Sales. Prior to that, she held senior positions Fidelity International, BlackRock, and Allianz Global Investors. 

She will report to Dominic Wong, who joined from Fidelity International last year as head of intermediary Great China, in her new role. 



BlackRock’s Managing Director, Head of Wealth Management for Asia Pacific (APAC), Guilherme Lima, is stepping back for an extended period of time due to personal and family reasons.  

Singapore-based Lima was hired to work with wealth managers, private banks and family offices to develop strategies to address the needs of wealthy clients in the region with the firm’s offerings. 

Lima was appointed to the position in October 2021. Prior to that, he held senior wealth management positions at Westpac Group and HSBC, and, earlier, McKinsey & Company.  His responsibilities at BlackRock will pass to James Raby, APAC CFO, in the interim. 



Alternative asset market treasury and liquidity management technology-provider, Hazeltree, announced Paul Higdon as their new Chief Technology Officer.  

Higdon joins Hazeltree with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. 

He was previously at ION Treasury, where he was Chief Product Officer, responsible for the product portfolio vision, technology, and innovation strategy. Higdon previously led multiple technology teams at Bank of America, SimCorp, IT2 Treasury Solutions, and ION Group.  

Hazeltree, headquartered in New York, also has London and Hong Kong offices. And was founded in 2011 as a spinout of Trafelet Delta Funds. 


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