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Punt joins JTC

Martin Punt will develop the firm’s PE and VC offering, focusing on its UK and Channel Islands proposition

BEX appoints general counsel

Bernard Charpentier is the first general counsel for the secondaries house

Headway’s Howard promoted to COO

Jason Howard has been CFO at the firm since 2018

17Capital promotes Shahin to partner

General counsel Emad Shahin has been at the firm since 2019

Verdane promotes Parmo to partner

Parmo joined the firm in 2018 as COO

Profile: Susan Wilkins, Actis

The COO discusses her pathway from Actis portfolio company to the GP, taking over management of Abraaj funds and her role as a member of the inclusion & diversity committee

BWAM names first 40 under 40

The list was created to recognise Black women who are shaping the future of asset management

NorthEdge’s Hobbs joins RSM UK

Kathy Hobbs has been appointed associate director in ESG

Gaillard and Bénard launch Armen

Industry heavyweights create new firm focused on European GP stakes

Eversheds’ Watford joins Haynes Boone

Ben Watford will lead the London funds team

City Hive launches D&I reporting framework

The new framework aims to assess company culture in a bid to prevent greenwashing diversity

Holland Mountain promotes two

Kimberly Ellis and Jonathan Connelly have both been promoted to associate directors of their respective divisions

KCP promotes Howes

Laura Howes has been named finance & operations director

And the nominees are…

SyndicateRoom’s Graham Schwikkard recounts his journey from COO to CEO by bringing the firm’s tech function from Portugal to the UK, leading to the creation of a bespoke nominee platform to run its EIS fund

Domicile watch: April 2022

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey’s NPPR use by AIFs and CIMA’s latest promotions

Mayfair’s CFO Pabari becomes partner

CFO Tushar Pabari has been promoted to partner, while Jenny Collins has been hired as chief talent officer

Hazeltree appoints Amin as president & CEO

He takes over from Doug Haynes who has served as interim CEO of the business since October 2021

The oxygen effect

Natalia Ramsden of SOFOS Associates details the cognitive improvements that can be achieved with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Maxwell joins Reframe

Industry veteran Ray Maxwell joins as advisory partner to lead new investment advisory offering

TMF’s Alayarian joins IQ-EQ

Sally Alayarian has joined IQ-EQ as group chief risk officer

Kirkland appoints three from SEC

Appointment of three former US SEC legal professionals follows the regulator’s recent private equity focused rule tightening

Bite hires three

Matthew Purcell has been hired as finance director, Alex Seymour as chief legal officer and Tom Hamilton as chief information officer of the business

GCP promotes Marsh to partner

John Marsh has been finance director at the firm since 2017

Inflexion’s Dolan joins Investindustrial

Cordelia Dolan is responsible for talent management at the firm’s investee companies

JTC appoints first chief sustainability officer

Wendy Holley will continue in her existing role as COO, and will be responsible for developing JTC’s ESG framework

KKR appoints head of corporate citizenship

Pamela Alexander has taken up the role, having joined KKR from Ford Motor Company, where she spent the last 23 years

Hg appoints CFO & head of talent

CFO Philip Marshall joins from Avast, while Kerry Heaton takes up the newly-created head of talent role, having joined from HSBC

CTOs: Dealing with (unfair?) pressure

Alex Tyler and Ingolv Urnes of psKINETIC look at the challenges and successful coping strategies

Techwork 2022: Victor Davies, Bregal Investments

“We want to build in more automation and use data in a more intelligent way to make decisions, across our IT and investment teams.”

Apposite expands finance and ops

Dominique Alves has joined as finance and operations associate

Aldebaran creates administrative and financial manager role

Marjorie Coëdel has taken on the position, having joined from bpifrance

RBS International appoints head of institutional banking offshore

Susan Fouquier has taken up the newly created role in Guernsey

Pemberton launches NAV offering

The lender has hired 17Capital’s Thomas Doyle to lead its new NAV financing strategy

Aztec hires head of ESG and sustainability

Caroline Mantoura joins from Accenture, having served as director of operations

SEI promotes Hicke to CEO

He takes over from SEI’s founder, Alfred West, who has led the firm for more than 50 years and has transitioned to the role of executive chair

Techwork 2022: Marc Boullier, PAI Partners

“I want to digitalise deal sourcing, taking into consideration finance, ESG and procurement”

NorthEdge promotes Page to CFO

Charlie Page has been with the firm since 2017, when he joined as financial controller

The Techwork 2022

Our annual Techwork report charts the industry’s digital progress by focusing on a select group of individuals responsible for this crucial work

“Every PE firm should have a CTO” - Jolt Capital

The need for PE firms to have a CTO is becoming increasingly important, and could become key to a firm's survival

Profile: Kristy Trieste, Motive Partners

The CFO & chief compliance officer discusses being a founding partner, plans for the compliance function going forward, as well as how she interacts with IR

Nominations open for the Most Influential Fund Finance Experts

The Drawdown is launching a new report, celebrating the most influential players in the fund finance market - nominations are now open

Vista appoints new CFO

Lauren Dillard takes over from John Warnken-Brill, who is retiring from the role after 15 years

IQ-EQ creates group head of compliance role

Tasnoova Zaki, who has taken up the newly-created leadership position, joins from Citi, where she was VP, strategic control initiatives, regulation & compliance

“C-Suite and non-competes in the age of the tweet” – restrictive covenants and social media

Proskauer Rose’s Dorothy Murray and Nicola Bartholomew discuss the increasingly blurred lines when it comes to non-competes and personal social media accounts

Drawbridge launches industry advisory board

The IAB aims to foster an open exchange of ideas and best practices to help advance cyber defences for the alternative investment community

Hawksford creates M&A director role

Deloitte’s Sowmitra Singh will identify M&A opportunities and work on transactions

Addleshaw Goddard opens Luxembourg office

Fieldfisher’s Richard Ledain Santiago has been appointed as partner to lead the new office

EQT promotes Brouté

She joined EQT in 2019 as fund operations associate and now leads the firm’s fund finance event processing team

The DEI is cast

Riverside Europe's Dörte Höppner gets under the skin of private equity's diversity, equity and inclusion problem

Canoe hires four

Canoe’s latest senior hires join the firm’s technology, product and commercial teams

Team recharge

Following two years of continued disruption to routines and ways of working, private equity professionals are facing an ongoing feeling of fatigue. As we move into hybrid models, what are firms across the globe doing to re-energise their employees?

Ares, BlackRock among new BWAM partners

Helios, JP Morgan AM, M&G, Maniyar Capital, Morningstar and State Street Global Advisors also join BWAM as industry partners

Helios’ COO joins EQT

Christina Drews will lead the strategic development of EQT’s operating platform

Profile: Devin Glenn, Blackstone

The managing director, global head of diversity, equity & inclusion discusses how Blackstone collects and measures DEI metrics, where DEI sits within the firm and what she's achieved so far

Novata forms ESG advisory council

The council advises the firm on ways to help private markets navigate, operationalise and extract value from ESG data

PE & VC firms failing to meet industry EDI standards

Equality Group’s latest D&I index ranked Advent International in first place for the second year in a row, with a top score of 65%

Sanne’s McFadden joins Centaur

Kevin McFadden will lead a team responsible for maintaining relationships with investors and analysts

5 minutes with… Monel Amin, DiligenceVault

“One of the biggest friction points we see is the lack of standardisation. Diligence standards have emerged, but adoption remains sub-scale.”

Actis promotes Nissan to partner

Shami Nissan has led the firm’s approach to responsible investment, sustainability and impact since 2014

Former Alter Domus CEO joins Goji

Aidan Connolly has been appointed as an independent non-exec director of the company