Today's City Moves cover private equity advisory, political due diligence and retirement strategy. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Rede Partners, a leading independent fundraising advisor to the private equity industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Barbour-Smith as chief of staff, a newly created position. In his role, Mark will be responsible for business operations, people and talent management, as well as helping define and implement the growth strategy in order to support Rede with its next phase of expansion and development. Mark has over 20 years of M&A and corporate finance experience. Prior to joining Rede, Mark was at Credit Suisse for over nine years where he was the chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) M&A and EMEA head of training and development in the investment banking department. Before this, he was at HSBC for over seven years where he was both an M&A banker and latterly held management roles in both London and New York. Before moving into banking, Mark was a corporate lawyer at Clifford Chance.
GK Strategy and its sister digital agency, onefourzero, have appointed Justin Ash as their new chairman. GK was formed in 2008 by Robin Grainger and Luke Kennedy to offer in-depth political due diligence to mid-market private equity firms for transactions in highly regulated markets and commercially focused public affairs. Justin will begin his part-time position after a highly successful period as chief executive officer of Oasis Dental Care, where he successfully grew the business to become the largest private dental provider in the UK, culminating in its sale in November 2016 from Bridgepoint to Bupa for £835m.
State Street Global Advisors
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has appointed Amlan Roy as global chief retirement strategist. Amlan will be responsible for leading research and thought leadership efforts around global demographics and related implications for economic, policy, retirement and investment trends. He will be based in London and report to Lori Heinel, deputy global chief investment officer for State Street Global Advisors. He joins from Credit Suisse where he was head of global demographics and pensions research. During his nearly 20 years at Credit Suisse, he held a variety of roles including founding director of the European pensions advisory and structuring group, and director of the fixed income research and global demographics project. He joined the firm in January 1998 as a vice president for the global emerging markets strategy team where he developed global emerging markets models for risks and ratings.