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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

David Fields Joins Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer announced that David Fields joined the firm as executive director – investments, and as branch manager in its Newport Beach office in Southern California. He reports to Bob Okin, executive vice president – national sales.

Before moving to Oppenheimer, Fields spent most of his career at Smith Barney after periods at Prudential-Bache and Merrill Lynch. He joined Smith Barney’s Buffalo office in 1999 as a producing sales manager. Subsequently, he moved to New York City, first as a regional sales and training officer, then as assistant to the northeast divisional director. From 2004 to 2006, he was assistant manager of Fifth Avenue branch. In 2006, he relocated to California and became branch manager of the company’s Carlsbad, California office. -PR Newswire

Cyril Paillard Joins Jefferies

Jefferies announced that Cyril Paillard has joined as a managing director in mortgage and asset-backed securities (MBS/ABS) sales in Paris.

Paillard will cover institutional clients in France and Northern Europe. He will work closely with Marion Guilbert, and will report to Steve Hulett and Craig Tipping, co-heads of European MBS/ABS at Jefferies.

Paillard has 18 years of industry experience and joins Jefferies from Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was EMEA head of credit structured products & solutions sales. Prior to RBS, he was head of fixed income sales for France at ABN Amro in Paris and EMEA head of credit and alternatives sales. -Business Wire

Kevin Cavin Joins Sterne Agee & Leach

Kevin Cavin joins Sterne Agee as a senior vice president and mortgage strategist in the fixed income strategies group.

As a senior member of the team, Mr. Cavin will focus his efforts on identifying relative value in the mortgage securities market for total return clients.

Mr. Cavin comes with 10 years experience in capital markets and was most recently with FTN Capital Markets as a portfolio strategist for depositories and insurance companies for four years and, for the last six years, a mortgage strategist in the structured products group. He has extensive experience in macro to micro relative analysis, which encompasses a review of the MBS market, identification of a sector with good performance prospects and recommendations for specific securities. -Business Wire

Zurich North America Appoints Tina Mallie

Zurich North America announced that Tina Mallie is the new head of direct markets.

In her new role, Mallie will be responsible for overseeing company’s insurance offerings to businesses that sell or service automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and equipment, as well as auto recyclers. She will be relocating to Overland Park, Kan.

Mallie joined Zurich in 2002 and most recently served as head of construction services for Zurich’s programs & direct markets business unit. She previously served as chief administrative officer for Zurich North America Commercial, with responsibility for several functional areas including risk management, communications, human resources, and innovation. She served as chief of staff for the global chief administrative officer at the group’s corporate center in Zurich from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining the company, she served in an executive position at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and as a professor of accounting at Miami University. -Business Wire

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Appoints Charles Alexander, Percy Batliwalla, Tim Fleming, Denise Menelly and Wayne Scott

Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced that Charles Alexander has joined to be its head of Asia Pacific corporate banking coverage.

Alexander, who will continue to be based in Hong Kong, was regional head of origination and client coverage for North East Asia at Standard Chartered. He was also previously head of corporate finance for Asia excluding Japan at Lehman Brothers Holdings.

Bank of America Merrill also appointed Percy Batliwalla head of Asia Pacific financial institutions treasury sales.

Batliwalla will be based in Singapore and joins from J.P. Morgan Chase where he was most recently the head of financial institutions treasury services sales Asia Pacific.

Tim Fleming will also join in May as head of Asia Pacific corporate treasury sales, based in Hong Kong.

Fleming was most recently head of treasury and trade solutions sales in China at Citibank, the consumer banking arm of Citigroup.

Other recent appointments include Denise Menelly, chief operating officer, global treasury sales, based in New York, and Wayne Scott, head of EMEA financial institutions treasury sales based in London.

Menelly joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where she has been the Americas chief operating officer and a vice chairman at Citizens Bank.

Scott was previously head of financial institutions for Western Europe at RBS.

Citigroup Appoints Pramit Jhaveri

Citigroup announced the appointment of Pramit Jhaveri as Citi country officer of the firm’s businesses and franchise in India. He succeeds Mark Robinson.

In this role, Jhaveri will oversee all of Citi’s businesses in India, including the institutional clients group, consumer banking and global cards and wealth management businesses.

Jhaveri is a 23-year Citi veteran, who was previously head of global banking India and vice chairman, Asia investment banking, where he led Citi India’s investment banking franchise and the South Asia capital markets business.

New York Life Insurance Appoints Michael Gordon

New York Life Insurance has named Michael Gordon senior vice president in charge of the newly formed agency-life operations organization, created to better align the company’s life product manufacturing with its career agency distribution.

Gordon is responsible for overseeing the agency-life operations’ eight sub-units: affluent market (which includes New York Life Securities and Eagle Strategies, the company’s broker-dealer and registered investment advisor divisions), mass and retirement markets, cultural markets, competitive markets, agency-life operations actuarial, agency-life systems and operations, special projects, and advanced services units.

Previously, Gordon was first vice president responsible for market strategies in the agency department. Prior to that, he held positions that included corporate vice president in the individual annuity department, corporate vice president in the business resilience department, and assistant vice president in the corporate internet department, where he managed New York Life’s public Web site. -BestWire

Griffin Financial Group Appoints Eric S. Magrisi

Griffin Financial Group announced that Eric S. Magrisi has joined the company as senior managing director in firm’s financial institutions group.

Magrisi had been a partner and executive vice president at McKinnon. -The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nomura Promotes Abdelkerim Karim and Sam Ruiz

Nomura has promoted ex-Lehman Brothers Holdings bankers Abdelkerim Karim and Sam Ruiz to co-heads of firm’s equities business for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Ruiz was Lehman’s head of equities trading for same region.

Karim was head of equity structured products. -Wall Street Journal Abstracts

David M. Cohen Joins Centerview Partners

Centerview Partners announced that David M. Cohen, a highly respected relationship and M&A banker, is joining the firm’s New York office as a partner.

Mr. Cohen will be primarily responsible for continuing to build the firm’s general industrial and financial sponsor practices.

Mr. Cohen brings more than 20 years of investment banking and private equity experience to the partnership. He spent more than 13 years at JPMorgan Chase where he held various senior level positions. He served as managing director and the global head of the industrials group at JPMorgan Securities and also served as a co-head of the North America M&A group at the bank. Most recently, he was managing director of the bank’s private equity arm, One Equity Partners. In that role, he was responsible for originating investment opportunities for the division and monitoring and advising a portfolio of companies on their expansion and capital markets activities. -Company Website

Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec Appoints Oliver Fratzscher

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec announced the appointment of Oliver Fratzscher as executive vice president, chief economist, begging in April. He will also join the Caisse’s executive committee.

Fratzscher has a wealth of experience from renowned European and U.S. banking and financial institutions, as well as expertise on emerging markets. -Canada News Wire

Mark Anson Joins Oak Hill Investment Management

Oak Hill Investment Management announced that Mark J.P. Anson has joined the firm as a managing partner and chair of the investment committee.

Anson comes to OHIM from Nuveen Investments, an asset management firm, where he was president and executive director of investment services. -PR Newswire

Sanderling Ventures Promotes Peter McWilliams

Sanderling Ventures has promoted Peter McWilliams to managing director.

McWilliams had been a principal, after having joined the firm as a senior associate in 2000. He has more than 15 years experience in biomedical research and management. He works actively with Sanderling portfolio companies in the role of chairman, director, CEO and member of the management team.

Prior to joining the company, McWilliams worked at Genentech where, as a product manager in oncology commercial development, he managed a pipeline of oncology products in clinical and pre-clinical development and was the commercial team leader for Avastin. -Company Website

Monday, March 29, 2010

UBS Appoints Lukas Gähwiler, Aryeh Bourkoff, Mark Lewisohn and Marc Grasso

UBS has appointed Lukas Gähwiler the CEO of UBS Switzerland and the co-CEO of Wealth Management & Swiss Bank, succeeding Franco Morra. In these roles, he will also become a member of the Group Executive Board. He will begin on April, 1 2010.

Gähwiler most recently served as the chief credit officer of Credit Suisse Private Banking, where he was responsible for the division’s credit business worldwide.

UBS has also appointed Aryeh Bourkoff and Mark Lewisohn, joint global heads of media and telecommunications banking, as global co-heads for technology investment banking, replacing Brian Webber.

In addition, UBS added Marc Grasso as a managing director in its health care investment banking group, reporting to M. Robert DiGia, global head of health care banking.

Grasso will be based in San Francisco and focus on biotechnology clients.

Grasso was most recently head of West Coast investment banking at Leerink Swann. Earlier in his career he worked for Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. -Investment Dealers Digest

Jefferies Appoints Mike Betts

Jefferies has appointed Mike Betts as a managing director. He will be based in London.

Betts joins from JPMorgan, where he was a global building materials analyst for over 10 years. -Investment Dealers Digest

SG Corporate & Investment Banking Appoint Naseem Haffar

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announced the appointment of Naseem Haffar as its U.S. head of loan sales and trading.

Mr. Haffar, a senior financial executive with extensive experience selling credit instruments, has a strong track record building client relationships with hedge funds, institutional investors, CLO managers and commercial banks. He will lead SG CIB’s sales and trading efforts in the U.S. as the firm continues to expand its debt platform in the region.

Mr. Haffar joins the firm following more than 10 years with JP Morgan Securities, most recently as managing director credit sales.  -PR Newswire

Christopher D. Cerimele Joins Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey announced that Christopher D. Cerimele has joined the firm’s industrials group as a director and head of the chemicals practice.

Mr. Cerimele will provide investment banking services to the chemicals industry globally, with coverage of all major sub-sectors including, but not limited to, organic and inorganic chemicals, specialty and fine chemicals, agrochemicals, pharmaceutical chemicals and specialty materials.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Cerimele spent more than seven years with Lincoln International, where he founded the firm’s chemicals practice and served as its global co-head of chemicals and head of chemicals for North America. -Business Wire

Financial Technology Partners Adds Larry Furlong and Adam Harrington

Financial Technology Partners (“FT Partners”) is pleased to announce the expansion of its senior investment banking team with the recent addition of two senior bankers, Larry Furlong and Adam Harrington, who bring to the firm more than 25 years of combined banking and finance experience most recently with Goldman Sachs and Banc of America Securities, respectively.

Furlong joins the FT Partners investment banking team as a managing director and will be responsible for deal origination and execution in all areas of the business.

Furlong was formerly a senior banker in Goldman Sachs’ Financial Institutions Group in New York, London and Los Angeles.  He brings over a decade of senior deal-making and operating experience to the firm and further expands its world-class advisory capabilities.

Harrington joins the FT Partners investment banking team as a vice president.

Harrington was previously with Banc of America Securities, where he was vice president in the technology investment banking group and worked on a wide range of financing and advisory assignments.

Lyxor Appoints Ingrid Martin

The directors of the Lyxor/QIM Fund, Lyxor/Havens International Fund, Lyxor/Sandler Plus Offshore Fund, Lyxor/Canyon Value Realization Fund and Lyxor/Amplitude Fund announced the appointment of Ingrid Martin as director to the funds, replacing Nathanael Benzaken.

Ms. Martin has held the position of deputy head of HFRS at Lyxor Asset Management since September 2009 and prior to that was head of alternative funds operations at Lyxor Asset Management since she joined the company in February 2008. -Regulatory News Service

Longfellow Investment Management Appoints David Stuehr, Ray Kubiak and George Noyes

Longfellow Investment Management (LIM) is pleased to announce several changes at the firm.

David Stuehr joined LIM from Hanover Strategic Management to head up high-yield strategy.

Prior to Hanover, Stuehr was responsible for Seneca Capital’s high-yield investment portfolio and served as the lead manager on the Pacific View Fund , a corporate bond-oriented hedge fund.

LIM also expanded its municipal bond capabilities in early 2010, led by Ray Kubiak.

Ray joins the firm with over 25 years of investment experience, including 20 years at Standish, Ayer & Wood/Standish Mellon.

George Noyes also joined from Hanover Strategic Management in the role of senior advisor and portfolio manager.

Mr. Noyes’ experience includes serving as senior vice president and portfolio manager at Standish Asset Management, as well as having been the vice chairman of Standish, Ayer and Wood.

Education Realty Trust Promotes Thomas Trubiana

Education Realty Trust announced the promotion of Thomas Trubiana to executive vice president and chief investment officer.

A large part of Mr. Trubiana’s 30-plus years in the student housing industry has been spent at Education Realty Trust. He began his career as a resident assistant for Allen & O’Hara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDR, and most recently was senior vice president and chief investment officer for the company. -PrimeNewswire

Friday, March 26, 2010

Karen Fang Joins Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced that Karen Fang will join the company as managing director and head of cross asset strategies & solutions for global markets in the Americas. She will be based in New York and report to Bryan Weadock, co-head of global fixed income, currencies and commodities sales. She is expected to join the company in June.

In this new role, Ms. Fang will work across the firm’s fixed income and equity platforms to oversee the development and distribution of investment and hedging solutions for all client segments. In addition, she will be responsible for managing the distribution of cross asset solutions for Asian pensions and sovereign wealth funds.

Ms. Fang was most recently a managing director at Goldman Sachs where she was responsible for the pension, endowment and foundation cross asset solutions group in North America. -PR Newswire

Tim Throsby Joins J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan announced that Tim Throsby will join the investment bank as global head of equity derivatives and regional head of equities for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He will report to Carlos Hernandez, global head of equities.

Throsby was most recently a partner at Citadel, where he ran the firm’s Asia and Japan businesses. Before that, he spent three years at Lehman Brothers, where he was head of Asia equities before becoming global head of equity derivatives, convertibles and risk arbitrage. -Business Wire

John Utendahl Joins Deutsche Bank Americas

Deutsche Bank announced that John Utendahl has joined the firm as a vice chairman of Deutsche Bank Americas.

In his new role, Utendahl will focus primarily on cultivating and enhancing major strategic client relationships for the firm. He will be based in New York as part of the office of the CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas, Seth Waugh. He also will join the senior client team headed by Donna Milrod, managing director and head of Strategy and Oversight. -Business Wire

Nasdaq OMX Group Appoints Derick Tjin

Nasdaq OMX Group announced Derick Tjin has been appointed managing director, head of Canada, global corporate client group, effective immediately.

In his newly created position, Mr. Tjin is responsible for supporting all of NASDAQ OMX’s listed companies, growing its corporate client service business, and building upon its local presence in Canada. He is based in Toronto and reports to Nelson Griggs, vice president, global corporate client group.

Mr. Tjin has served in sales and marketing management roles with the Canadian press as well as BCE Emergis E-News. He has also worked for the TSX Group and as a consultant for NASDAQ OMX. Most recently, he served as the country manager for Business Wire Canada. -PrimeNewswire

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