RBS International

RBS International has appointed Susan Fouquier managing director of Institutional Banking sitting on RBSI's ExCo, taking over the role from Stuart Foster who moved to NatWest Group in July. 

Based in Guernsey, her new role was effective from 1 September.

She joined RBSI from NatWest Group in 2021 as Head of Institutional Banking in Guernsey. In April 2022 Susan was appointed as Head of Institutional Banking Offshore leading the teams in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.

Fouquier has over 15 years of professional banking experience, with extensive knowledge in a range of sectors including corporate real estate, product management, risk assurance, and SME banking.

RBS International CEO Oliver Holbourn said "Susan will be a great addition to my leadership team at an exciting time. Since joining RBS International in 2020, Susan has proven herself to be immensely talented and is hugely committed to delivering on our purpose and sustainable growth plans."

Man Group  

Man Group, the global, technology-empowered active investment management firm, has named Rob Leach as global head of capital markets and portfolio manager in a new role for the firm. 

He will be based in London and focus on Man Group's activity in capital markets offerings globally, with the aim of growing market share and client returns. 

With over 20 years of experience, he joins the firm from Jefferies where he was Head of EMEA Equity Capital Markets. His experience comprises roles at organisations including BlackRock, SAC Capital and UBS. 

His team is part of Man GLG, a discretionary fund manager that is active across alternative and long-only strategies, equity and credit. The team spans New York, London and Hong Kong, and new hires include portfolio manager Edward White (New York) - who joins from Crestline Investors - senior analysts Radler Kelly (New York) and Charles Spencer, and analyst Marc Nemeti (London).  Established Man GLG portfolio manager Andy Scott (Hong Kong) and analyst Dave Yin (Hong Kong) join Rob's team. 

Eric Burl, head of discretionary at Man Group, said: "Rob's impressive experience on both the sell-side and buy-side is a tremendous asset to us, particularly as we have seen such a difficult equity market backdrop this year. We believe his familiarity with deal structuring, execution and investor liaison across primary and secondary markets will give us an edge and mean we can better serve our clients globally. We're very pleased to welcome him to Man Group."

"I'm really looking forward to working with colleagues and clients at Man Group," added Rob Leach. "It's clear to me that the firm encourages creativity, innovation and unconventional thinking; that, coupled with its scale and formidable technological expertise, provide a compelling opportunity to achieve a leading position in capital markets investment globally." 

Stonehage Fleming

Stonehage Fleming, one of the world's international family offices, has appointed Stefan Flachsmann as group head of financial services. 

In this newly created role, Stefan will be responsible for managing and developing Stonehage Fleming's financial services offering.

This includes the Group's treasury, dealing and custody platforms, the Group's financial counterparty relationships, and relationships with the Group's financial partners. 

He will be based in Zurich and will report directly to Chris Merry, group CEO.

Flachsmann has 27 years' experience in investment and private banking, as well as asset and fund management, and has worked in the US, Europe, and APAC. He joins Stonehage Fleming from UBS where he was Head of Asset Servicing Europe. 

Prior to UBS he worked as a risk and management consultant leading global regulatory and banking programmes. 

Stonehage Fleming's Financial Services division forms the fourth pillar of business for the Group, adding to Family Office, Investment Management and Corporate, Legal & Tax Advisory Services.

Chris Merry, group CEO of Stonehage Fleming, said: "The combination of Stefan's commercial and operational acumen, alongside his strategic vision, will be invaluable to the Group as we continue to support some of the world's leading families and wealth creators across generations and geographies."


Citi has named Vicky Kong as Consumer Business Manager for Citibank Hong Kong and the chief executive of Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited, effective immediately. 

In this role, she will oversee Citi's overall consumer banking business in Hong Kong, including the wealth strategy. She will report to Angel Ng, Head of Asia, Citi Global Wealth and Aveline San, chief executive Officer for Citi Hong Kong and Macau. 

She began her career at Citi as a Management Associate, and progressed to roles in Retail Banking, Wealth Management and International Personal Banking. Before rejoining Citi, her most recent roles were Standard Chartered Bank's Regional Head of Wealth Management, for Greater China, North Asia and Hong Kong, and Global Head of Wealth Proposition. 

Angel Ng, Head of Asia, Citi Global Wealth said, "We are very pleased to have Vicky return to Citi, with her extensive management experience in retail banking and wealth management at local, regional and group level. There is no doubt that the wealth and consumer business will continue to grow and thrive as markets undergo rapid changes and people are putting more and more focus on managing their wealth."

First Sentier Investors

First Sentier Investors, a leading global investment manager, has today announced the appointment of Charline Jezequel and Sascha Beisheim as senior institutional business development directors. Responsible for further developing and implementing the firm's distribution strategy for institutional clients, Charline covers the UK and Middle East markets and is based in London, while Sascha serves the German market from Frankfurt.

First Sentier views EMEA as a strategic market and an important part of its plans for future growth. The firm provides investment solutions in global, Asia Pacific and emerging market equities, listed infrastructure, direct infrastructure and property securities for institutional and wholesale investors. 

Harry Moore, global head of distribution, said: "Our investment product offering is strongly aligned to the characteristics institutional investors are looking for, including inflation protection, long-term views, a focus on capital preservation, and sustainability considerations. The institutional market in EMEA is a key growth area for us and Charline and Sascha's experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our business there."

Charline joins from Amundi, where she was most recently head of insurance for its UK institutional sales group. She also held previous institutional sales roles there, focusing on UK insurance companies, pension funds, banks and private equity firms in the UK, and institutional sovereign wealth funds, family offices and wholesale clients in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Before that, Charline held positions in Dubai at Rasmala and Triago, and at Credit Suisse in London.

Sascha was previously at Swiss Life Asset Managers, where he was responsible for acquisition and relationship management for its institutional client base, which included pension funds, insurance companies, foundations and consultants. Prior to that, he worked in institutional client facing roles at Fidelity international and Quaesta Capital.  

Lombard Odier 

Iván Basa, senior vice president at Lombard Odier's Madrid office, will become local managing director of Lombard Odier's Spanish franchise as of 1 October 2022. 

He succeeds José Couret, who will remain within the group as senior banker and advisor. 

This appointment underlines Lombard Odier's strong commitment to continuity and growth in the Spanish market, it said. 

Basa joined Lombard Odier in 2018 as senior banker, and has 17 years' experience serving high-net-worth clients within major institutions including Credit Suisse and Barclays Wealth and Investment Management. With a degree in Law and a Master's in Business Administration from ICADE, Iván also has extensive experience in the management of high value assets and investment banking operations for private clients.  

He will report to Stephen Kamp, head of Southern Europe & Latin America for private clients, and Stephane Herrmann, CEO of Lombard Odier (Europe) SA.

Couret said: "After many excellent years serving clients and leading the Madrid office, it is time to hand over the legacy to a great colleague with a brilliant career path. I am sure that the Bank will continue along the same line of growth in Spain, as a country with great potential in the private banking industry. As Senior Banker, I look forward to continuing to work with my clients, whilst expanding my role to advise the Lombard Odier Group in Spain."