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PEOPLE MOVES: Goldman Sachs, Momentum Pensions, Aegon

Goldman Sachs signals its next chief executive will be an electronic DJ, Momentum Pensions appoints a managing director of its UK arm and Aegon hires a head of investor relations.

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Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs has signalled its next chief executive will be a part-time disc jockey.

David Solomon, a long time investment banker, has been appointed as the heir apparent to the current chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein.

Solomon, who was appointed president of Goldman Sachs in 2016, is also a part time electronic DJ, who goes under the pseudonym DJ D-Sol.

The decision was signalled on 12 March when Solomon’s rival for the position, Harvey Schwartz, resigned.

The New York Times reports rumours have been circling within the firm that Blankfein, who has lead the firm for over a decade, may step down as chief executive as early as this year.

Momentum Pensions

Momentum Pensions has appointed Craig Cheyne as managing director of the UK arm of the business.

Cheyne has been a director and group head of sales at Momentum since 2013 and has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector.

Prior to joining Momentum, he gained international experience in Singapore and south-east Asia working with expatriate distribution channels for Royal Skandia International.


Jan Willem Weidema has been appointed as the head of investor relations at Aegon, Weidema succeeds Willem van den Berg who has led the team for the past seven years.

Van den Berg will take on a new role as head of global finance transformation. He will be responsible for the global implementation of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 and IFRS 17 at Aegon.


Zedra has appointed Peter Cheesley, who will join its senior team as client director.

Cheesley, an experienced business development professional, will be based in Zedra’s Jersey office.

He will focus on developing key business relationships, as well as strengthening the corporate services offering and supporting international clients.

Although Cheesley will be based in the offshore finance centre of Jersey, he will collaborate closely with many of Zedra’s other key offices, including London. His brief will also include developing the fund administration business.

He brings with him nearly 25 years’ experience in the banking, legal and fiduciary sectors, gained in London and Jersey, having worked at  Bank of Scotland, Clifford Chance and Pinsent Masons.

Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman has hired Alan Isenberg to lead the firm’s product strategy and marketing efforts, globally.

Isenberg will be located initially in the firm’s Hong Kong office where he will lead internal teams, including product development, product management, marketing, thought leadership, digital strategy and media relations.

Isenberg joins the firm from Pimco, most recently serving as head of strategy and business management for Asia Pacific. At that firm, he spent several years working with US public pension plans. Prior roles include time as a political producer for CNN and a reporter at Newsweek International.

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