People Moves Monday: Schonfeld, Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank and more…

The past week saw appointments across equity trading, ETF distribution, regulation and artificial intelligence.

Senior equity trader at Janus Henderson, Stuart Mair, left the asset manager after 14 years. According to an update on his social media, Mair joined hedge fund and systematic trading platform Schonfeld as an equity trader dealing with long and short strategies. He joins after spending the last 14 years with Janus Henderson, most recently as a senior equity trader for six and a half years. Prior to his most recent role he spent six and a half years as a multi-asset trader. He originally joined the asset manager in 2010 as an RFP associate on the fixed income team. 

Jessica Lana was named executive director – ETF distribution at Goldman Sachs having previously spent almost six years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to the move, Lana worked as vice president – institutional commodity sales EMEA, ETFs, quantitative investment strategies QIS). She has also previously worked at Macquarie Group, ETF securities and AECOM. 

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank appointed Samantha Page as regulatory manager following almost two years at Euronext. Most recently, Page served as head of market structure, with a focus on EU and UK policy and advocacy, as well as sales and product development. Prior to joining Euronext, Page spent nearly seven and a half years at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), serving in a wholesale banking supervision and authorisations role. Before that, Page spent three years as a director in sales and marketing for futures and over the counter clearing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and prior to that, almost two years at Royal Bank of Scotland as a director in central counterparty clearing.

AllianceBernstein (AB) appointed Andrew Chin as chief artificial intelligence officer, a newly created role at the firm. Chin is an AB operating committee member with a 27-year career at the firm. He most recently served as head of investment solutions and sciences at AB. Elsewhere during his tenure at AB, Chin served as head of quantitative research and chief data scientist, alongside serving as the firm’s chief risk officer for more than a decade. Chin has held a range of leadership roles in quantitative research, risk management and portfolio management at AB, both in New York and London, since joining the firm in 1997. As part of his new appointment, Chin will be based in New York.

Brokerage business MIT SIM appointed Neil Terence O’Connor as equity trader. Milan-based O’Connor joins following almost 15 years at ACCIONA Group’s Spanish asset manager, BESTINVER. He most recently served as equity sales trader, leveraging key knowledge of the Italian, Swiss, US and UK markets. He also previously worked for Gestnord, the brokerage arm of Banca Sella.