A 33-year veteran of UBS is leaving the bank, in the latest senior departure from its UK dealmaking team. Mark Lewisohn, who joined the Swiss bank in 1989, has become the latest long-serving dealmaker to leave the bank in recent weeks.
JPMorgan hired a trio of dealmakers for a unit that targets deals in the mid-market. Deutsche Bank’s Thibaud de Maria has joined the bank as head of green economy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa within its commercial banking team, while Franz Kramer from BNP Paribas will be head of Nordics for corporate client banking and Roger Fix from UBS will head up the division in Switzerland.
Mid-market investment bank Alantra hired a veteran human resources professional to lead a global recruitment push from London as it continues to expand while some rivals have cut back. The bank has named Andy Robinson as global head of human capital as it looks to bring in more senior dealmakers.
Hedge fund Capstone Investment Advisors has hired Goldman Sachs managing director Adam Iqbal to strengthen its portfolio management team. Iqbal, who joins Capstone as a portfolio manager, was most recently the global head of G10 FX options trading at Goldman.
Connecticut state treasurer Shawn Wooden is joining Apollo Global Management as a partner and chief public pension strategist to help expand the New York firm’s business with retirement systems. Wooden and Apollo “will comply with all relevant restrictions”, an Apollo spokesperson said.
The recently departed chief executive of the UK’s competition watchdog has been told he is not allowed to lobby the regulator or government for two years as he takes on a role with US consultancy Keystone Strategy. Dr Andrea Coscelli left the Competition and Markets Authority‘s top job in July, and will now co-head Keystone’s European operations and spearhead new London and Brussels offices.
Coinbase named five new executives to lead its expansion in Emea. Elke Karskens is the exchange’s new country director for the UK, while Cormac Dinan has been given the same role in Ireland. Patrick Elyas is Coinbase’s new director for Emea market expansion, Michael Schroeder is director of controls in Germany, and Daniel Seifert is vice-president and regional managing director for Emea.
DWS appointed Paul Kelly as head of its alternatives business. Kelly joins from Blackstone where he was a senior managing director and chief operating officer of the credit division.
PGIM, the $1.2tn asset management business of Prudential Financial, hired Natalie Gill to oversee its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Gill joins from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, where she was head of diversity and inclusion for Emea.
Hargreaves Lansdown appointed Ziad Abou Gergi as head of its multi-manager team. Gergi, who prior to joining Hargreaves headed Barclays’ high net worth multi-asset team, will be responsible for overseeing the management of 11 multi-manager funds.
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