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GAM’s Australia business gets a new director, PGIM names a global head, and more

GAM Appoints Director for Its Institutional Business in Australia

GAM Investments announced the appointment of Alison Wallis as director, institutional business. Wallis is based in Sydney and will report to Alex Zaika, managing director for Australia.

Wallis will be responsible for business development and servicing the institutional market in Australia. Her appointment will further enhance GAM’s local support and deepen relationships with Australian clients.

Her appointment follows growing interest from Australian superannuation funds in GAM’s differentiated product offering, including its GAM Systematic alternative risk premia and insurance-linked securities offerings, which continue to see positive net flows.

Wallis joins GAM from Brookvine, where she spent six years as director, servicing institutional investors. She was formerly a client manager at Deutsche Bank, where she managed strategic relationships with clients and prospects for the firm’s fixed income and equity products.

PGIM names Cameron Lochhead Global Head of Institutional Relationships

Cameron Lochhead has been named global head of PGIM’s institutional relationship group.

Lochhead will continue to be a key partner to each of PGIM’s autonomous asset management businesses (PGIM Fixed Income, PGIM Real Estate, PGIM Real Estate Finance, Prudential Capital Group, QMA, and Jennison Associates) while continuing to play a hands-on role with the company’s top institutional clients and prospects throughout North America. He reports directly to PGIM CEO David Hunt.

Prior to joining PGIM as managing director in 2016, Lochhead held senior roles at Russell Investments and was a partner at Guggenheim Partners in New York.

Rob Suss Appointed to Kingswood Board

Rob Suss, currently co-chief executive officer of UK Agricultural Finance and co-founder of Global Tower Solutions, has joined the Kingswood Holdings Limited board as a non-executive director.

Suss retired from his position as a managing director of Goldman Sachs, where he spent 18 years building and turning around a number of businesses in its investment management division. His last role was as head of private wealth management in London from 2012 to 2015.

He is the co-founder of Global Tower Solutions and currently co-heads UK Agricultural Finance and chairs the advisory board for EG Capital as an emerging market debt manager. He also serves as a director for TPG Pace Holdings and B. Riley Principal Merger Corp.

Asset Control Makes Senior Appointment to Drive Managed Services Growth

Asset Control has appointed Eddie Grant as head of managed services. Grant will be based at its London headquarters.

Grant’s appointment comes at a time when Asset Control is increasing focus on operational fulfillment and service delivery following the launch and customer rollout of its AC Platform as a Scalable Service (AC PaSS). AC PaSS enables financial services firms to streamline their operations, source data management on ause case basis, augment and supplement existing infrastructures or adopt as part of a broader transformation. This allows firms to lower their cost of change and make it more predictable.

Before joining Asset Control, Grant was head of service design/pre-sales within the managed services area at Hitachi Consulting EMEA, where he was responsible for leading the cloud services pre-sales team ensuring managed services growth.

In his new post, he will focus on delivering the full spectrum of Asset Control’s managed services from hosting and application management to testing and documentation as well as growing the delivery team.  

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