by Baz Hiralal
Credit Suisse Group named Sebastian Grigg as vice chairman of investment banking, EMEA. After a decade at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Grigg joined Credit Suisse in 2007 as head of U.K. investment banking. Among his deals, he worked on News Corp.'s $12.4 billion bid for the 61% of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc it does not own.
Morningstar Inc. made Daniel Needham global chief investment officer for Morningstar Investment Management and managing director for Morningstar Investment Management Europe. He will also chair Morningstar IM's global investment policy committee. He will relocate to the U.K. from Australia later this year and divide his time among London, Chicago and Sydney. Morningstar IM has about $157 billion in assets under advisement and management.
Needham is managing director and chief investment officer for Morningstar IM's Asia Pacific operations, including Ibbotson Associates Australia. He will continue in that role until a replacement is named. Needham came to Morningstar when it acquired Intech Pty Ltd. (now Ibbotson) in 2009. Before joining Intech in 2002, he was an analyst for Zurich Financial Services in Sydney.
Riaz Haidri joins Cantor as the head of high yield. He was a managing director and co-head of high yield trading at Gleacher. Greg Sullivan will focus on leveraged finance sales. He was a managing director and Gleacher's head of high yield. Former Gleacher managing directors Jim Gorman and Jeff Warren will cover leveraged finance sales, while Todd Sycoff will focus on high yield trading.
Jeff Gibbons will manage investment grade sales at Cantor. He was a managing director and co-head of investment grade credit at Gleacher. Marina Desyak will focus on credit sales.
John J. Rapisardi and George A. Davis, former co-chairs of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP's global financial restructuring department, and former Cadwalader partner Peter M. Friedman will join O'Melveny & Myers LLP as partners in the firm's restructuring practice. Among other restructurings, they represented the U.S. Treasury Department and the Presidential Task Force in the Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co. bankruptcies. Prior to Cadwalader, they practiced at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Rapisardi, who was also a member of Cadwalader's management committee, and Davis will become global co-practice group leaders of O'Melveny's restructuring group, and Friedman will reside in the Washington office. San Francisco-based partner Suzzanne Uhland will be U.S. practice leader, restructuring.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP said Gregory M. Petrick, head of the firm's European and Asian restructuring practice and managing partner of the London office, and restructuring partner Mark C. Ellenberg were named co-chairs of the financial restructuring department. Also, Holly Neavill and Louisa Watt joined the financial restructuring team as partners in London.
Neavill joins from Latham & Watkins LLP, where she was a partner.
Watt joins the firm as a debt and claims trading partner in the restructuring practice. She was previously a partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, where she was named a partner in 2007 and became a member of the executive committee in 2011. She began her career in 1999 at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and was an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP said Douglas S. Mintz, formerly of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, joined the firm's restructuring practice as of counsel in Washington. At Cadwalader, Mintz represented the U.S. Treasury in the bankruptcies of General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC.
Robin Judson Partners, a placement agency for hedge fund, private equity and investment banking, recruited Erica Kim as a managing director. She was executive director, head of human capital for Arden Asset Management LLC. Kim previously worked in human resources, facilities and operations, at Colden Capital Management LLC and spent eight years at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.
Robin Judson Partners, a placement agency for hedge fund, private equity and investment banking, recruited Erica Kim as a managing director.