Category Archives: Hires & Fires

VTB Capital appoints Head of International Coverage and Head of International Global Banking

Andrew Cornthwaite has been appointed Head of International Coverage and Head of International Global Banking at VTB Capital. Andrew will be based in London and will report operationally to Riccardo Orcel, Deputy CEO of VTB Group, Head of Client Coverage at VTB Bank and Global Banking at VTB Capital, and regionally to Atanas Bostandjiev, CEO, UK… Continue Reading

Sberbank CIB employs ex-govt official to run infrastructure finance

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has hired Konstantin Pesotsky from the Moscow city government as head of infrastructure finance at its investment arm, Sberbank CIB. Pesotsky was deputy head of the city government’s property department in his previous position. He held a series of jobs in the investment industry, including roles at Goldman… Continue Reading

Sberbank hires bankers from J.P. Morgan, RBS for commodity trading, equity financing

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has announced two senior hires for the fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) division of its investment arm, Sberbank CIB. Francois Mantion has joined from J.P. Morgan as head of commodity trading and Raymond Bird came over from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to take charge of strategic… Continue Reading

VTB Capital’s appoints an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Supervisory Board of Nova Ljubljanska Banka

Miha Košak, Central & Eastern European (CEE) Coverage Banker at Global Banking Department at VTB Capital, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Supervisory Board of Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), Slovenia’s leading bank. The four year appointment was confirmed at NLB’s annual general meeting of shareholders. NLB Group is the largest Slovenian… Continue Reading

Prudential Real Estate Investors expands Global Real Estate Securities Team

CBRE Global Investors named Jean Lamothe as head of value-add investments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Lamothe’s role will be to provide clients with a new range of investment opportunities across Europe. Lamothe, who has been with CBRE Global Investors since 2010, will continue to be based in London. CBRE Global Investors named Michael Ness as head… Continue Reading

CBRE Global Investors names head of value-add investments for EMEA

CBRE Global Investors named Jean Lamothe as head of value-add investments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Lamothe’s role will be to provide clients with a new range of investment opportunities across Europe. Lamothe, who has been with CBRE Global Investors since 2010, will continue to be based in London. CBRE Global Investors named Michael Ness as head… Continue Reading

Baring Asset Management makes senior appointments at it's Emerging markets team

Baring Asset Management appointed Staffan Lindfeldt as head of Global Emerging Market Equities, and will be responsible for leading and managing the Global Emerging Market (GEMs) Equities Team.  Joining from Handelsbanken Asset Management in Stockholm where he has been chief portfolio manager for Global Emerging Markets since 2006, Lindfeldt will be the lead investment manager on several of… Continue Reading

Standard Charteted hires equity research analyst

Standard Chartered has named Zhang Su as equity research analyst, emerging companies. He is based in Hong Kong and reports jointly to Jeremy Sutch, head of emerging companies research, and Erwin Sanft, head of Hong Kong/China equity research. In this role, he will be responsible for covering emerging companies in China and Hong Kong. His… Continue Reading

PineBridge Investments appoints Chief Investment Officer

PineBridge Investments announced an appointment of new chief investment officer. Wael Aburida will lead the company’s MENA Private Equity and Real Estate Team covering the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, with responsibility for deal origination, negotiations, execution, portfolio management, and exits. Aburida joins from UAE-based Waha Capital where he was director of Mergers & Acquisitions, and was… Continue Reading

Renaissance Capital strengthens South Africa research team with new hires.

Renaissance Capital has boosted its South Africa equity research team with the appointment of Zaheer Joosub as Vice President, covering the South African retail sector; and Ahmed Motara as Vice-President, covering the property sector. Joosub joins Renaissance from Citigroup, where he has worked as an equity analyst for the past nine years. He was ranked in the top-five… Continue Reading

VTB Capital announces new appointments in Asia

VTB Capital announced new senior appointments to its Hong Kong office, as part of its expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Xin Lin has been appointed as VTB Capital’s Head of Multiproduct Sales for China, where she will be responsible for Sales & Origination and Fixed Income across Chinese corporate, investor and financial institutional clients.… Continue Reading

Barclays names Head of AsiaPac Equities

Barclays has named Nick Wright as head for equities in Asia Pacific. He succeeds Mike Di Iorio, who is to relocate to London. Wright had joined Barclays in October 2011 as head of global markets for Japan, and previously worked at Credit Suisse AG and Morgan Stanley. Continue Reading

Marsh appoints head of business development for MENA region

Marsh has appointed Neil Irwin to lead the firm’s business development across its Middle East and North Africa region. He will be based in Dubai and joins the region’s executive committee, reporting to Robert Makhoul, chief executive officer, Marsh MENA. After joining 1991, Irwin has held a variety of strategic business development, consulting and senior management positions within… Continue Reading

Cantor Fitzgerald expands its credit fixed income team

Cantor Fitzgerald announced the expansion of its credit fixed income team with key appointments of several seasoned professionals, who are all joining Cantor Fitzgerald from Gleacher & Company. These individuals will focus on high yield and investment grade sales and trading, and building out the firm’s credit platform. The team will report to Adam Vengrow and David Pichler,… Continue Reading

BGC Partners Appoints Jean-Jack Badet

BGC Partners announced the appointment of Jean-Jack Badet as general manager of its business in Switzerland. Based in Nyon, Badet will be responsible for all of BGC’s financial products business in Switzerland and helping drive business growth in Switzerland. Badet has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He joins BGC from Tradition, where… Continue Reading

UBS appoints co-heads of equities for Asia-Pacific

UBS has appointed Shane Gunther and Taichi Takahashi as co-heads of equities for Asia-Pacific, according to an internal announcement issued late last week. They will replace CJ Beshke, who is retiring after more than 24 years with the bank. Until this appointment, which took effect immediately, Gunther was head of cash sales for Asia-Pacific, while… Continue Reading

Credit Suisse Group promotes co-heads of investment banking for South-East Asia

Credit Suisse has promoted Edwin Low and Rizal Gozali as co-heads of investment banking for South-east Asia. In their new roles, Low and Gozali will be responsible for leading the bank’s investment banking activities in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Low, who has been with the bank since 1996, was previously head of Singapore and Malaysia… Continue Reading

Citi Private Bank appoints Global Chief Strategist

Citi Private Bank announced the appointment of Steven Wieting as global chief strategist, with responsibility for formulating investment views and strategies globally. Wieting is currently managing director and US economist at Citi Research. He will report to Eduardo Martinez Campos, global head of investments at Citi Private Bank. Wieting will also be appointed chair of the Global Investment… Continue Reading

Merrill Lynch appoints Head of Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management announced that Ashvin Chhabra is joining the firm as chief investment officer, Head of Investment Management and Guidance (IMG). In his role, Chhabra will oversee the delivery of investment advice and strategy to financial advisors and their clients. He will also lead the IMG manager due diligence, investment analytics, and investment guidance teams,… Continue Reading

Deutsche Bank appoints regional head of global transaction banking for MEA

Deutsche Bank announced the appointment of Harold Leenen, as the regional head of global transaction banking (GTB) for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Leenen takes over from Sriram Iyer, who will relocate to London as global head of Deutsche Bank’s trust & agency services group, which provides trustee, agency, escrow and related services to corporate clients,… Continue Reading

Otkritie Capital appoints Head of IT and Head of Project Office

Russian investment bank Otkritie Capital recently appointed Yuri Yartsev as Head of IT and Grigory Kozin as Head of Projects Office at the bank. In his position, Yuri will be responsible for the general management of the department throughout Russia, the UK, the US and all of the regions covered by the company’s footprint. Yury worked for Otkritie from… Continue Reading

Sberbank CIB hires Credit Suisse banker as head of energy

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank CIB, the investment unit of Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank, has reported one more in a recent string of senior appointments, hiring Igor Ukrasin from Credit Suisse as co-head of sector investment banking and head of energy. Ukrasin, who takes up his new job on May 14, spent 15 years at Credit… Continue Reading

Sberbank makes two hires for investment strategy roles

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank has made two top hires for its investment arm Sberbank CIB, with Kingsmill Bond appointed as chief strategist and Andrey Kuznetsov as strategist, both joining from Citibank. Both will be based in Moscow and report to Andy Smith, head of equity research  at Sberbank CIB, according to a statement from Sberbank.… Continue Reading

Russia’s Renaissance Capital hires head of EMEA strategy

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital has handed the role of chief strategist for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to Daniel Salter, whom the Moscow-based emerging markets investment bank hired from UniCredit. Salter, whose 15-year investment banking career has comprised a series of jobs in London and Moscow, was head of EMEA equity strategy… Continue Reading

Sberbank CIB’s merchant banking team welcomes two senior newcomers

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has reported two senior hires for the merchant banking team of Sberbank CIB, its investment arm. Jonathan Gillbanks joined from Kazakhstan investment group Visor Holding as managing director responsible for structuring and marketing funds for attracting external investment and focusing specifically on technology, media and telecom projects, according… Continue Reading