by Baz Hiralal
After an 11-year hiatus, Mark Schwartz will return 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 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 in 1979 in the investment banking division. In 1985, he moved to fixed income, where he founded and led the high yield department until 1990. He was head of the capital markets department from 1991 to 1997, when he moved to Tokyo as president of Japan. 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.
Ben Wood joined Otkritie Securities Ltd., the investment banking arm of Russia's Otkritie Financial Corp., to head the international direct market access business, based in London. He was head of Europe, Middle East and Africa sales at FlexTrade Systems Inc.
In Moscow, Irina Glazkova was named head of DMA sales, while Alexander Ospischev becomes head of DMA business development.
All three report to Mikhail Sukhobok, who joined last month from Micex- RTS to head the firm's global electronic trading division.
In New York, J.P. Natkin was promoted to U.S. chief executive at Otkritie Inc. He joined Otkritie last year from Crédit Agricole SA, where he ran the firm's emerging market sales desk before serving as head of client services for the Americas.
Earlier, Warren spent nine years as chief financial officer of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., which he joined in July 2001. He spent the last two years as a senior adviser to the CEO. He was previously CFO of Long Island Power Authority, deputy treasurer of the state of Connecticut and spent seven years at Credit Suisse Group.
Also, Alexander Justham will join as CEO of London Stock Exchange plc. From 2007 to 2011, he worked at the Financial Services Authority, where from 2008 he was director of markets. He previously spent 17 years at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., most recently as a managing director with J.P. Morgan Cazenove.
NewOak Capital tapped Maureen Stewart as managing director, mortgage credit and compliance services.
Most recently, Stewart was a senior audit manager for Bank of America Corp.
On Sept. 1, Anthony Browne will become CEO of the British Bankers' Association. He will succeed Angela Knight, who is joining trade association Energy UK as CEO.
Browne is head of government relations for Morgan Stanley, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
KPMG's U.K. chairman, John Griffith-Jones, was named non-executive chairman designate of the Financial Conduct Authority. Griffith-Jones has been with KPMG since 1975 and will retire from the firm in August.
The FCA will be one of the two new U.K. regulatory bodies for the financial services industry, replacing the Financial Services Authority once the Financial Services Bill takes effect early in 2013.
Mergers and acquisitions and private equity lawyer Karyn Koiffman joined Baker & McKenzie LLP's New York office as a partner. She was most recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York. Earlier in her career, she was an associate in Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados in São Paulo.
Clippings from the next column:
-- BlackRock Inc. taps Ascalon Capital CEO Andrew Landman as head of alternatives in Australia.
Also, former SNB Governing Board member Philipp Hildebrand joins as vice chair of BlackRock, overseeing its largest institutional client relationships in EMEA and Asia Pacific.
In addition, Sherry Rexroad joins as chief investment officer for BlackRock's new global real estate securities platform.
-- Claudio Boada joins Blackstone Group LP's global private equity and real estate teams as a senior adviser.
-- Fundamental Advisors LP hires Goldman, Sachs & Co. municipal bond trader Hector Negroni.
-- Mesirow Advanced Strategies Inc. hires Matthew Strube from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas as head of portfolio research.
Bingham McCutchen LLP added Stacey Anne Mahoney as a partner in the antitrust, competition and trade regulation practice in New York.