by Baz Hiralal
Bruce Rauner, senior principal and chairman of GTCR Golder Rauner LLC, retired from the Chicago private equity firm to pursue his civic and philanthropic interests. He joined the firm in 1981, a year after it was founded as Golder Thoma & Co. by Stanley Golder and Carl Thoma. The firm gained the "C" in 1984 by hiring First Chicago Corp.'s Bryan Cressey. It has since invested more than $10 billion in 200 companies. Rauner has not been involved in day-to-day operations for years, instead leaving that charge to managing directors such as David Donnini.
Before GTCR, Rauner worked in strategic consulting with Bain and Co. and in econometric analysis with Data Resources Inc. Last year, he was mentioned as a possible Republican gubernatorial candidate in Illinois.
Janney Capital Markets hired 12 people from MPS Fixed Income, including managing directors Kevin Roche and Jeff Miller. They will lead Janney's expansion into the certificates of deposit and structured product underwriting and origination businesses. The group will be integrated into the fixed income capital markets unit. The team includes vice presidents Chi Fung Cheng, Brandon Holton, Peter King, David Parnes and Laura Jane Peterson; director James Belden; associates Michael Coomber, Max Fox and Kade Laden; and director of information technology Xiaoyang Guo.
MPS is the sell-side fixed income division of First New York Securities.
Duff & Phelps Corp. expanded in global transfer pricing, adding 50 people with acquisition of economic consulting firm Ceteris. Chicago-based Michael Heimert was founder and CEO of Ceteris. Before founding the firm in 2003, he was a partner and the national director of transfer pricing and economics for Ernst & Young LLP.
Sherif Assef was head of the New York office. He was previously with E&Y as lead economist in its financial services transfer pricing practice in New York.
Mark Schuette led the Atlanta office serving clients in the southeastern U.S. markets. He was with Ernst & Young in Atlanta for 10 years, where he was partner-in-charge of the southeast transfer pricing and economics practice.
Another former E&Y executive, Mark Madrian, was a managing director of Ceteris' Pacific Northwest region and led the Silicon Valley and Salt Lake City offices.
Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors, the advisory and asset management business of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., hired Theresa Mozzocci as head of marketing and sales. She was a principal at Pluscios Management LLC, focused on marketing and managing relationships with institutional clients, and director of marketing at Crestline Investors Inc.
Clifford Chance LLP's corporate partners elected London-based Matthew Layton to serve another four-year term as global leader of the firm's corporate practice, effective Nov. 1. He joined Clifford Chance in 1983 and has been a partner since 1991.
King & Spalding LLP recruited oil and gas lawyer Merrick White as a partner in its energy practice in Singapore. White joins King & Spalding from Clifford Chance LLP, where he was a partner.
Paul Hastings LLP announced that Behnam Dayanim joined the firm's global compliance and disputes and global banking and payment systems practices as a partner in Washington. Dayanim joins the firm from Axinn Veltrop Harkrider, where he co-chaired the litigation and regulatory group. Before leaving the firm in 2010, Behnam was with Paul Hastings for 16 years, most recently as co-chair of the privacy and information security and advertising practices.
Michael Hornstein joined Day Pitney LLP as a partner in the energy and utility law department. He was general counsel at Trans Bay Cable LLC. Hornstein previously worked at Babcock & Brown LP as lead energy regulatory counsel.
Loeb & Loeb LLP named Scott Cotie as chief financial officer and Patricia Anne O'Hara as chief information officer, based in Los Angeles and New York, respectively.
Global institutional trading network Liquidnet Holdings Inc. enlisted Richard Barnett as global head of product. Based in New York, he reports to chief operating officer John Kelly. Barnett was global head of product management at Thomson Reuters Corp. Before that, he spent more than 12 years at Bloomberg LP, where he was product management and marketing lead.
Clippings from the next column:
-- Abu Dhabi Investment Authority appoints Marc Keirstead as chief financial officer in the private equity department.
-- Robert W. Baird & Co. adds Jonathan Bourn as a managing director on its European investment banking team.
-- Standard Chartered Bank plc names Sridhar Kanthadai as regional head of transaction banking, northeast Asia.
-- Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Patrick Fitzgerald, joins Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Bruce Rauner, senior principal and chairman of GTCR Golder Rauner LLC, retired from the Chicago private equity firm to pursue his civic and philanthropic interests.