The latest moves in wealth management from the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East.
US-based investments house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, aka KKR, has appointed Jan Baumgart as director and head of real estate for Germany. Baumgart will be responsible for property and platform transactions in Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, focusing on real estate assets with attractive growth prospects.
With 14 years of experence in private equity and real estate, Baumgart joins the firm from PATRIZIA Alternative Investments where he was responsible for the investments, amongst others, in housing company Süddeutsche Wohnen Group, the LEO office portfolios leased to the federal state of Hessen, as well as the acquisition of fund management company TRIUVA. He started his career at Fortress Investment Group and AlixPartners.
Two members of Ogier's team in Guernsey have been promoted to senior associate – Charlotte Brown in the corporate team, and Michael Rogers in the dispute resolution team.
Brown first joined Ogier as a bursary student; she returned to Ogier in 2014 as a trainee solicitor and was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in June 2016. She advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial, regulatory and investment fund matters, and legal and regulatory aspects relating to private wealth structures.
Rogers is a dual qualified lawyer, admitted in the UK and South Africa. He advises fund managers, leading financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and ultra-high net worth individuals in a diverse range of complex, high value disputes which are often multi-jurisdictional in nature. Rogers recently obtained his STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes with distinction.