by Baz Hiralal
Alexis de Rosnay was named CEO of Canaccord Genuity Ltd., the U.K. and European operations of Canada's Canaccord Financial Inc. He replaces Mark Brown, the former head of U.K. brokerage Collins Stewart Hawkpoint plc, which Canaccord purchased earlier this year as part of an international expansion.
In May, de Rosnay was named co-head of global healthcare at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Before that, he was co-head of U.K. investment banking at Lazard and vice chairman of Lazard International. Prior to joining Lazard in 2008, he was co-head of global healthcare investment banking and co-head of investment banking in Europe and the Middle East at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Earlier in his career, de Rosnay was head of European healthcare investment banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and spent four years at Rothschild in London and Paris. De Rosnay will also replace Brown, who will continue working as a consultant until March, as a director on the Canaccord Genuity board.
Barclays plc tapped Rothschild's Ralf Nachtigall as head of cash equity capital markets, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will join the London office in October. Nachtigall was vice chairman of equity advisory at Rothschild. Before joining Rothschild in 2003, he spent four years at Merrill Lynch & Co. and five years at BNP Paribas SA covering ECM.
HSBC Holdings Inc. made nine appointments in its Asia-Pacific equities and prime services units. Tim Franks arrived as head of hedge fund sales, Hong Kong. Franks was a managing director and head of hedge fund sales at Bank of China International. He previously worked in hedge fund sales coverage at Citibank NA.
Jeffrey Tan joined from Nomura International plc as a director in equity sales, based in Hong Kong.
Eric Ang and Russell Jacobsen are now directors in equity sales trading. Ang arrived from Samsung Securities Co. Ltd., where he covered Hong Kong and China equity trading, as well as regional markets. He gained institutional investment experience at T. Rowe Price Group Inc. and BAM Investments. Jacobsen also joins from Samsung Securities, where he was head of regional sales trading and execution.
From Goldman, Sachs & Co. , Edward Yen joined as director in Taiwan equity sales, based in Taipei.
Executives joining HSBC Prime Services in Hong Kong are led by Jean-Paul Linschoten, who is a director in prime services sales, based in Hong Kong. Linschoten joined from UBS in New York. Before joining UBS last year, he worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York and previously spent 10 years in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for global delta one marketing, structuring and business development.
David Streatfield is a director in equity finance delta one sales, working from Hong Kong. Streatfield was a director in delta one, synthetics, swaps and stock lending sales at Deutsche Bank AG, where he spent 10 years.
Adrian Harrison is a director in prime services sales, based in Hong Kong. Harrison was head of investor relations at Keywise Capital Management. Before that, he was executive director of business development, China, at Goldman Sachs Asset Management from 2002 to 2009.
Ted Langworthy came in as a director in equity finance delta one sales, based in New York. He worked at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in New York, where he was the head of non-U.S. equity financing for the Americas.
London private equity firm Actis Capital LLP adds James Smith as a director in its value creation group. He arrives in Johannesburg. Smith was CEO and a founding partner of consulting firm Burlington Strategy Advisors. He began his career at Palabora Mining Co. before moving to Bain & Co. in 1998.
Schroders plc added analysts Matthew Joyce and Jingjing Cui to its multiasset investment team. Joyce was a European equities analyst at Occam Asset Management, while Cui was a vice president and senior quantitative research analyst JPMorgan Asset Management.
Waco, Texas-based life settlement company Life Partners Holdings Inc. has fired chief financial officer Scott Dubs, who was hired to replace Dave Martin on Aug. 20. Martin, CEO Brian Pardo and general counsel Scott Peden are facing accounting fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dubs was previously interim CFO for the North American region of Acision Inc.
Culotta succeeds Philip Weems, who has led since 2003. Weems will continue as co-leader of the global energy industry initiative. Culotta works in Houston and was a founding member of the firm's London office.
On Nov. 5, Julian Stanier will join Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP as a partner in its London corporate finance team. He will arrive from Norton Rose LLP and focuses on equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.
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-- Pacific Global Advisors enlists Brian Fullerton as co-chief investment officer and Jim Burritt as a managing director, responsible for alternative asset classes.
-- Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. adds William Nowicki as a managing director in the commodities and structured trade finance group of its investment banking division, Americas.
-- Raymond James Financial Inc. forms a general industrials group in its investment banking practice.
-- Hamilton Lane gets approval to manage Silver State Opportunity Fund; opens Las Vegas office, managed by Miguel Luina.
-- John Berg and Colin Welch invest in Financo. Berg joins as CEO.
-- Portico Capital hires Giles Roshier from Lazard to lead its new London office.
-- AMP Capital adds portfolio managers David Strouse and Patrick Wang to its credit markets team.
-- Lincoln International hires Peter Stack from BMO Capital Markets as a managing director in its business services group.
-- Signia Wealth brings in Ana María Harrison as a managing director, private equity.
-- Greenhill & Co. hires Matt DeNatale, Zaid Abdul-Aleem and Sally Adele Box for capital advisory.
On Nov. 5, Julian Stanier will join Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP as a partner in its London corporate finance team.