People Moves Monday: UBS, MEAG, Northern Trust Asset Management and more…

The past week saw appointments across capital markets financing sales, asset management strategy, and institutional sales.

UBS appointed Carlos Salcedo head of capital markets financing sales Americas, according to an internal memo seen by The TRADE. Effective from 1 September, Salcedo will be based in New York, reporting to Dan Murphy, Americas head of franchise sales. Salcedo will join UBS from Barclays, where he most recently served as head of Delta One sales for the Americas since 2009. As part of the role, he helped enhance Barclays’ custom baskets business. In his new role, Salcedo will be responsible for the execution of UBS’ commercial strategy in the Americas.

MEAG appointed Lydia Malakis head of institutional sales at MEAG. As part of the role, she will be responsible for MEAG’s institutional and wholesale sales. Before joining MEAG, Malakis held senior sales positions with international asset managers, including Generali Insurance, Vanguard International and Schroders.

Elsewhere, Alexander George assumed responsibility for institutional sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as head of institutional sales DACH. Before joining MEAG in 2021, George worked at the multi-family office Novethos and previously held positions at various banks and private banks.

Northern Trust Asset Management appointed Naoto Komoro to lead its asset management business in Japan. Komoro will also continue in his current role as head of institutional client group. He joined Northern Trust in 2007 and has since worked in senior roles across portfolio management, client management and sales. Before joining Northern Trust Asset Management, Komoro spent six years at Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. as a fund manager for the passive and quantitative investment management department.

Haitong Securities appointed Dipesh Sohani director of institutional equity sales. Sohani was promoted to the role after originally joining Haitong Securities in a senior institutional equity sales role in 2021. Elsewhere in his career, Sohani held positions at YES Securities, Edelweiss Financial Services, PhillipCapital and MF Global.