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BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT
The investment management company appointed James Ross to the newly-created role of director of investment process. Ross, who will take up his new role on Sept. 2, will be based in London. He will report to Chief Investment Officer Marino Valensise.
** BARCLAYS PLC
Daniel Janes, the Australia co-head of investment banking for the UK bank, has resigned, according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters. Janes stepped down to “pursue new challenges” and his co-head, Tim Lindley, will take sole responsibility for investment banking in Australia and New Zealand, the memo said. Barclays confirmed Janes’ departure.
The bank also appointed Jonathan Parker to Barclays’ Corporate and Employer Solutions division. He will be responsible for the division’s investment strategy. Parker will be based in London.
** THE ROTHSCHILD GROUP
The financial advisory group appointed Alois Mueller as managing director and head of its wealth management business in north Asia, based in Hong Kong. Mueller will take up his new role on Sept. 2. He joins from UBS, where he held a number of senior roles in Zurich, London, New York and most recently Hong Kong.