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Insurance provider names head of sales for France, as international CEO retires from asset manager


Utmost Wealth Solutions

The provider of international life assurance-based wealth solutions has hired Marie Salvo as head of sales for France.

She was most recently country manager of Luxembourg for One Life.

T Rowe Price Group

The asset manager announced that Robert Higginbotham, head of global distribution and global product, plans to retire at the end of 2023 after 11 years with the firm and 33 years in the industry.

Higginbotham, who also serves as chief executive and chair of T Rowe Price International, will be succeeded by management committee member Dee Sawyer.

Effective 1 January 2024, Sawyer will be named the head of global distribution, leading the teams responsible for sales, marketing, and client service globally across all distribution channels and will assume Higginbotham’s responsibilities on the firm’s subcommittees.

Scott Keller, head of Americas, Apac, and Emea distribution, will serve as the chief executive and chair of T Rowe Price International, and will report to Sawyer, while continuing in his current role.

Rothschild & Co

Matthew James has been named as a managing director and head of marketing and business development in the firm’s UK wealth management business.

Most recently, James was director of marketing and business development at Charles Russell Speechlys.

M&G Investments

Richard Godfrey is joining the business as chief operating officer for asset management, subject to regulatory approval, on 31 July 2023.

He joins M&G from HSBC, where his most recent role has been global co-head of the securities services and securities financing businesses.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Nick Ring, the chief executive of Emea at the asset manager, will retire at the end of 2023 following a 34-year career in the investment industry.

As a result, David Logan, global chief operating officer at Columbia Threadneedle, will be appointed to the new role of head of Emea and global business operations, subject to regulatory approval.

Collyer Bristow

The law firm has promoted Charles Avens and Charlie Fowler to partner, both in its private wealth department.

Avens joined the firm last year as head of immigration and will continue in this capacity as a partner.

Fowler has been made up to partner in the tax and estate planning and immigration teams.


The adviser support services firm has appointed Kelly Phillips to the position of business development quality manager.

The newly created role will see Phillips work closely with SimplyBiz member firms to help create protection opportunities and support advisers in meeting the expectations of Consumer Duty, with a clear focus on business quality to drive better outcomes for the end consumer.

Phillips was previously at AIG and Legal & General.

Capital Financial Markets

Peter Land has joined the firm as an investment manager.

He joins from Walker Crips, where he spent the past seven years. He has 40 years experience in private client and family office management and advice, having previously been a divisional director at Brewin Dolphin.

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