GAM chief executive steps down amid criticism

Mr Jacob’s immediate priority will be to ensure that the steps necessary to drive forward GAM’s strategy and to support profitability are actioned as soon as possible. Further updates will be given in due course.


Mercer appoints UK head of wealth

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Sciences from Université Laval and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.


Further changes at the top of Quilter

Tim and the Board have agreed that Tim will leave the business at the end of April 2019, having fully transitioned the role to his successor; he will step down from the Board on 13 March 2019.


Barclays Wealth signs Scottish rugby international

Wagstaff spent 20 years at Coutts as a wealth manager and senior private banker before making the move to Barclays, while Wade joins the firm after six years at financial advisers Wesleyan.


Reyl strengthens structured finance team with hire

James Spooner, who joined the group on 15 August, will be working closely alongside Ante Razmilovic to develop the structured finance business, working with clients to identify and execute bespoke alternative financing solutions.