(Adds JP Morgan Asset Management, Commerzbank Corporates & Markets)
Oct 14 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Thursday. To inform us of other job changes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) appointed Raj Guttha as vice president of its Columbus-based insurance solutions team. He joins from A.M. Best.
The investment banking firm appointed Gregorio Charnas as chief executive. Charnas succeeds Alejandro F. Reynal.
COMMERZBANK CORPORATES & MARKETS
The corporate and investment banking segment of Commerzbank AG (CBKG.DE) hired Anthony Karydakis as a senior economist. He joins from NYU Stern Graduate School of Business where he was an Adjunct Professor.
The Edinburgh-based investment manager named Gerald Smith as chief investment officer with effect from April 2011. The firm also hired Tom Coutts as head of the European equity team.
SUN LIFE FINANCIAL (SLF.TO)
The Canadian insurer said president Jon Boscia is retiring, and will join the company’s board of directors. Boscia is expected to retire in the first quarter of 2011. [ID:nASA00TLT]
GENWORTH FINANCIAL (GNW.N)
The financial security firm appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer Patrick Kelleher as president and chief executive officer of its retirement and protection segment. The firm also named Kevin Walker as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the segment. Walker joins from Allianz SE (ALVG.DE). [ID:nWNAB4186]
The boutique wealth management adviser hired Serkan Gur and Atilla Uygun to develop its presence in Turkey. Both join from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC.N).
JARDINE LLOYD THOMPSON (JLT.L)
The insurance broker hired Michael Silcock to its financial risks business. Silcock joins from Aon (AON.N), where he was head of global professions.
BLACKROCK INC (BLK.N)
The asset manager has hired Ian Winship to its sterling fundamental fixed income team in London, as a senior portfolio manager. Winship joins from Brevan Howard, Europe’s largest hedge fund firm.
The hedge funds manager named John Ward the head of operational due diligence on Wednesday. Ward will join EIM on Nov.8 from Nomura Funds Research and Technologies America (8604.T), and will be based in New York.
UBS UBSN.VX (UBS.N)
UBS Wealth Management Americas hired 24 advisers from rival firms on October 1, said a UBS spokeswoman on Wednesday. Ten of the new recruits came from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, including John Kelly and Michael Rinaldo who joined UBS in Bedminster, New Jersey. [ID:nN13272189] (Compiled by Gowri Jayakumar and Megha Mandavia in Bangalore)