Appointments update 12 September

Written by Talya Misiri

Lazard Asset Management has appointed Lisa O’Connor as UK head of consultant relations.

O’Connor joins from AXA Investment Managers where she served since 2011 as both European head and global head of consultant relations. She has over 18 years’ experience in the investment industry, working at Russel Investments and Optimal Investment Services, Morley Fund Management and Northern Trust Global Investments before this.

Dentons Pension Management has appointed Nathan Searle as business development manager.

Searle will serve as business development manager for South Wales and South West England. He has over 13 years’ experience in the pensions sector with a specialist knowledge of SIPPs. Searle has previously held key roles at Legal & General as a business development manager and most recently at LV= as a retirement consultant for the last five years.

AXA Investment Managers has hired Manisha Patel as head of global consultant relations.

Patel will be responsible for identifying, establishing and maintaining relationships with global consultant and developing innovative solutions to meet client needs. She will report into AXA IM head of UK client group John Stainsby. Patel joined AXA IM in 2004 to help support the sales team in the Middle-East and joined the consultant relations team in 2010. More recently she served as head of UK consultant relations for three years.

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