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Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Russell-Cooke, Stonehage Fleming, Amundi

Editorial Staff April 16, 2024

Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Russell-Cooke, Stonehage Fleming, Amundi

The latest moves and appointments in wealth management in the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and other select locations.

Law firm Russell-Cooke has added Sarah Arnold as a partner in its contentious trust and estates team based in its central London office on Bedford Row.

Arnold advises on domestic and international estate and trust litigation, including will validity disputes, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, validity of lifetime transactions, disputes between executors and/or personal representatives and claims based upon estoppel and/or constructive trusts. She also specialises in contentious issues relating to the Court of Protection, the firm said in a statement.

Arnold, who has a decade of experience, qualified in 2010. She is joining from Pennington Manches Cooper where she was a senior associate. Arnold holds the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) diploma. Her appointment follows the arrival of senior associate Giles Hall to the team in March and associate Kirsty Manley in January of this year, bringing the number of contentious trust lawyers based in central London to six, including the head of practice Alison Regan, with a further three based in Putney. Arnold's arrival brings the total number of partners at Russell-Cooke to 62.

“We are expanding our central London contentious trust and estates practice to support our wider private client and family office offering and Sarah’s arrival adds further strength, in-depth and additional specialist expertise for our clients to draw on. Sarah’s experience across all aspects of contentious trusts is incredibly valuable,” Regan said.

Stonehage Fleming
Multi-family office Stonehage Fleming has appointed Carolyn Bell as partner within Stonehage Fleming Investment Management (SFIM) with immediate effect.

Bell (pictured), who has more than 15 years of industry experience, was previously investment manager for the Aegon US Equity Pension Fund at Aegon Asset Management, the firm said in a statement.

She was also co-manager of the Aegon Technology Pension Fund, and support manager for the Aegon Global Equity Market Neutral Fund. Prior to Aegon Asset Management, Bell spent five years as an an investment analyst at Baillie Gifford.

The firm said that Bell will work closely with its “flagship” Global Best Ideas Equity Strategy (“GBI”) and support the continued scaling of GBI across all channels, bringing her particular experience of working with institutional and other professional investor audiences. Bell will be based in London and will report to Gerrit Smit, head of Global Equity Management for SFIM.

“She has an impressive career and her experience of analysis and management in institutional investment firms, as well as US equity markets, will be invaluable to the SFIM division including the firm’s flagship Global Best Ideas Equity Strategy. She will be a great asset to the group,” Graham Wainer, CEO – Investment Management, Stonehage Fleming, said.

Amundi, a European fund management house, has named Marc Noel as chief compliance officer. He reports to Nicolas Calcoen, deputy CEO at Amundi and to Martine Boutinet, chief compliance officer at Crédit Agricole.

Noel started his career at Societe Generale in 2002 as legal advisor in charge of international litigations. He joined the investment banking division of the French Banking Federation in 2005. Back in Societe Generale’s Group in 2007, Noel took the role of legal manager in charge of exchange-traded funds and partnerships at Lyxor Asset Management, then became general counsel of Lyxor. 

Noel has worked at Amundi since 2022, as deputy general counsel in charge of supervising the group's products and market derivative contracts.

A subsidiary of France’s Crédit Agricole group, Amundi manages more than €2 trillion ($2.12 trillion) of assets.

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