Finance – People Moves – Recruitment Insight
Utilising Talent Ticker’s unique AI data, we take a look at the top people moves within finance over the last two weeks that will have the largest effect on hiring. Talent Ticker analyses millions of data-points each day and provides recruiters with stories, leads, vacancies, and trend analysis that allow our users to stay ahead of the game.
Now that January is behind us it’s time to take a look at the top three people moves in finance that have taken place this past week. This week’s review will see some of the biggest senior hires taking place across London and New York. We’ll see Allianz hire a former BlackRock head, BMO hiring in product, and Blackstone looking to increase their understanding of technology with a significant hire.
Allianz GI adds ex-BlackRock head Pellegrini as EMD ESG portfolio manager
Allianz Global Investors has hired BlackRock’s former Head of Emerging Market Debt (EMD) Sustainable Investing Giulia Pellegrini as a Senior Portfolio Manager within its EMD team.
Pellegrini will be assisting in managing a number of funds, as well as working to enhance Allianz GI’s existing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) EMD capabilities. Pellegrini will also lead country-specific research in these areas.
Pellegrini had launched four sustainable EMD funds during her tenure at BlackRock, which she joined from J. P. Morgan.
Significant hiring is expected as this office grows. Our artificial intelligence system has given this story a recruitment score of 37/100, implying significant chance of hiring.
BMO appoints Head of Product EMEA
BMO Global Asset Management has named Nora O’Mahony as its new Head of Product, EMEA, in an effort to regionalise the structuring of its products.
Based in London, O’Mahony joins BMO GAM from Fidante Partners, where she served as Head of Product Development. Having previously worked for Citi as Head of Product Strategy and GAM as Head of Global Product and Fund Development, O’Mahony will be well-placed and well-connected for this role.
With this move some hiring is to be expected, with our AI providing a score of 38, indicating a reasonable future hiring change.
Blackstone hires technology chief from Barclays
John Stecher, who previously served as Group Chief Technology Officer and Group Chief Innovation Officer at Barclays, will succeed Bill Murphy as Chief Technology Officer.
Stecher will lead Blackstone’s global technology organization and help the companies investing teams and portfolio companies on technology-related matters. Reporting to Michael Chae, Blackstone’s Chief Financial Officer, Stecher will begin on February 24.
The hire comes following a time of significant growth for Blackstone. With this in mind, our AI has provided a score of 36/100, meaning a reasonable chance of hiring.