A former JP Morgan executive director joined a boutique private wealth firm in a newly-created role. : Lipman Burgon & Partners has appointed Alex Pikoulas as portfolio manager within the firm's new investment Centre of Excellence. Bringing more than 20 years' experience, Pikoulas joined from JP Morgan where he was working in equity sales with a focus on hedge fund clients. He has also previously held roles with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bennelong Asset Management, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. "We are delighted to have Alex join the team.