After an 11-year hiatus, Mark Schwartz is returning to Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a vice chairman of the firm and chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific, based in Beijing. J. Michael Evans, who has been chairman of GS Asia Pacific since 2004, will continue as a vice chairman of the firm and global head of growth markets, based in New York. Schwartz will rejoin the firm's management committee, which he served on from 1999 to 2001.
Schwartz joined Goldman's investment banking division in 1979, after earning an M.B.A. at Harvard Business School and a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. In 1985, he moved to fixed income, where he founded and led the high-yield department until 1990. Schwartz was head of the capital markets department from 1991 to 1997, when he moved to Tokyo for the firm. He was named partner in 1988 and was chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia from 1999 until he left the firm in 2001.
Later, he was a senior adviser to Soros Fund Management LLC and from 2003 to 2004 was its president and CEO. Since 2006, Schwartz has been chairman of MissionPoint Capital Partners, an investment firm he co-founded, which is focused on the transition to a lower-carbon economy.
Longtime banking analyst Guy Moszkowski is leaving Bank of America Merrill Lynch to open a U.S. operation for London's Autonomous Research LLP. Moszkowski will be CEO of the new business, which will launch in New York later this year. Most recently, he was a managing director covering U.S. universal and capital markets banks and alternative and other asset classes for Merrill and has also worked at Citigroup Inc. and at Sanford C. Bernstein.
Foros LLC has recruited Matt Russell, formerly a managing director and global head of the technology services practice at Deutsche Bank AG, as a managing director. Prior to his eight years at Deutsche, Russell was a vice president in technology investment banking at Credit Suisse Group for five years.
Michael O'Dowd has joined Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC's transaction advisory group as a managing director in New York. He specializes in financial accounting due diligence projects for buy-side and sell-side engagements. O'Dowd was a managing director at Duff & Phelps Corp. A&M has also brought in managing directors Philip Antoon and Gary Frantzen in New York and Chicago, respectively, to its valuation services practice. Antoon was a member of the valuation practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and was previously global practice leader of Kroll Inc.'s valuation services practice. Frantzen managed the Chicago office and was national chair of the healthcare industry practice at American Appraisal Associates Inc.
Harry Hampson has been named head of financial sponsors for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. He replaces Karen Simon, who is returning to the U.S. as vice chairwoman of oil and gas. Hampson had been head of technology, media and telecommunications advisory for EMEA and co-head of global media. Last year, Hampson ranked No. 76 on the The Guardian of London's MediaGuardian 100 list, which credited him for being a key member of the team that advised News Corp. on its doomed bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group plc.