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IQ-EQ appoints two in Amsterdam

Stefan de Kort has been hired as director of fund services while Laurens de Lange has been promoted to compliance leader for the Netherlands

Carbone joins DLA

He joins as a partner in the firm’s London corporate practice

Carey Olsen promotes two in corporate team

Michelle Falcucci and Nick Ghazi have been promoted to senior associates in the firm’s Bermuda and Jersey offices, respectively

IQ-EQ’s Peru & Partners makes two senior hires

Peru & Partners was acquired by IQ-EQ in 2019, and is dedicated to servicing the French PE industry

Intertrust hires three in Luxembourg

Allison Whaley has been named head of fund client service, while Matt Breuer and Derek Russell have both been hired as client directors

Highvern promotes three

Julie Gallon, Emma Syvret and Sam Allen have been promoted within the firm's funds and private clients teams

Steadying the ship

Can a solid operating platform provide much needed certainty in an increasingly uncertain world?

Investcorp creates D&I champion role

Jordana Semaan acts as the diversity representative at the HR council as well as actively promoting all aspects of equality and diversity across the global business

Profile: Matthew Thornton, Ardian

The CFO discusses how Ardian’s finance function is set up, the importance of integrating yourself into existing team culture and his involvement in the firm’s Foundation

LPEA appoints new CEO

Stephane Pesche replaces Rajaa Mekouar who has held the position for the past year

Lobbardi launches Avardi Partners

Lobbardi has announced the launch of a fully independent fund finance advisor Avardi Partners

Apollo’s MacGoey joins HarbourVest as CFO

MacGoey will work alongside Karin Lagerlund, current CFO, who will focus on client and fund accounting, treasury and capital markets

Aztec appoints two to PE team

The firm appointed Paul Watson as director and Alexandra Prince as associate director in the PE team in Jersey

Ardian’s Thornton promoted to CFO/COO

Effective immediately, the firm has now expanded his role to officially include the COO function

Crestbridge’s Newton relocates to Luxembourg

The relocation extends Newton’s current role to lead the growth of the firm’s fund services offering in Luxembourg

Saltgate promotes Morales to head of Jersey

She is responsible for managing and overseeing the delivery of the firm’s services to its Jersey clients

PwC promotes Cairns to partner

As partner, Christine Cairns will continue her role as head of private clients in alternative investment funds

Apex hires two in Luxembourg

Apex Group has named Frederic Bilas as Luxembourg COO and Kris Allen as global head of client onboarding

SS&C names new Advent co-heads

Karen Geiger and Steve Leivent take over from Robert Roley, senior vice president and general manager of SS&C Advent, who is stepping down to pursue another opportunity

Anderson rejoins Debevoise as international counsel

He rejoined from private debt manager Park Square Capital, where he spent the last six years as partner and general counsel

Gen II appoints two Luxembourg board members

Martin Dobbins and Chris Edge are the newest members of its Luxembourg board of directors

Sanne names Luxembourg BD director

Jens Grüneklee will assist the wider EMEA business development team in all new and existing business development at Sanne Group Luxembourg and LIS

PAI expands senior operations team

Marc Boullier will head up IT and digital transformation internally at the firm and externally across its portfolio companies

Talking tech: FSN’s Conradi on tech culture

Part two of our two-part series explores how Conradi is handling the firm’s digital transformation, challenges around tech working culture and his plans for the next year

Innova Capital’s CFO named partner

Pasecka takes on increased responsibility for the portfolio development strategy, while also continuing her CFO duties

CFOs must cope with lack of recognition

Despite the broadening and increasing complexity of their roles, private equity CFOs lack adequate recognition, according to Investec's latest report

Comment: Considerations for hiring tax talent

As the importance of having internal tax resources grows, what needs to be considered when hiring this type of talent?

Aztec appoints Purves as non-executive director

In her new position, Purves will take active roles in Aztec’s risk and audit committees.

Hamilton Lane’s CTO departs

Niki Mangos told The Drawdown personal reasons required her to relocate back home to the New York area where she now seeks similar opportunities

iLevel co-founder Boggio joins Cobalt as CCO

He will head up Cobalt’s commercial activities, including driving further client acquisition efforts for the firm

PE won’t make full office return until 2021

PER found 23% of respondents expect to make a complete return to the office between July and August while 37% are planning a full return between September and December

It’s never too data

Data is the here and now. So how do you actually use it? What steps can you take today?

Ocorian names Bland as UK client services head

He is responsible for client service delivery to corporate and institutional clients, private clients, alternative investment funds and corporate trusts

Verdane hires CTO

Henrik Berg will support Verdane’s portfolio companies to scale their technology departments

Debevoise opens Luxembourg office

It will assist PE clients with establishing funds and related regulatory matters

Aztec appoints Devine in Luxembourg

She will oversee operations, client relationship management, controls, processes and reporting procedures for clients services

Apex CRO departs

Founder and CEO Peter Hughes has taken on Apex’s revenue management responsibilities on an interim basis

Slowing down

The coronavirus pandemic has put the brakes on exits and distributions. GPs looking forward to carried interest payouts may have to wait much longer for their windfalls as a result

Aztec appoints two in Luxembourg

James Vella-Bamber has been named group head of private debt while Peter Brown is head of private debt

MJ Hudson’s WFH survey predicts permanent change

The preliminary findings reveal the ways in which new working conditions are impacting the industry, as well as an about-turn on remote working mind sets.

Profile: Caroline Hadrbolec, Eurazeo

The chief human resources officer discusses the differences of working for a listed PE firm, HR in Asia and the importance of creating career pathways

Comment: Bringing tax resource in-house

PE firms ought to think seriously about bringing tax expertise in-house, says Simon Bowden, search director, March Consultants

Alabaster joins Ropes & Gray

He joins from Linklaters where he was a partner for six years.

JTC opens Dublin office

Ronan Reilly and Imran Khan have been hired as MD and director, respectively, to lead the office

Ocorian makes leadership team appointment

Melville Rodrigues has been hired to develop the firm's UK funds offering

Verdane makes new hires and promotions

The firm has promoted Peter Finden Bamrud and Christian Melgaard in Norway, and hired Philipp Jung in Berlin

Stirling Square appoints head of data science

Ahmed Khamassi joins the firm's newly created Innovation and Sustainability team

LGL makes double hire

Stephen McKenna is head of debt, while Zena Couppey has been named chief commercial officer

Join us: HR networks

Part two of our mini series on networks in PE: this instalment explores HR networks and finds they've been especially supportive during the crisis

Credit Suisse’s Zandona joins Apex

He is responsible for the continued growth of Apex’s Luxembourg offering

Aztec names real assets head Jersey

Richard Anthony will continue to oversee outsourcing activities while assisting with the firm’s overall business development

Join us: CFOs & FD networks

Part one of our mini series on networks in PE: this instalment considers CFO & FD networks and finds they can be more hindrance than help

Sanne hires Hodgetts in Guernsey

She will help Sanne develop its Guernsey business across alternative asset classes

Carry takes a hit

PER's latest report found that 74% of respondents predict carried interest and LTIP values will drop during the next three months

DWF hires EY’s Gee to corporate practice

He will offer a full service to fund managers and clients including regulatory advice and transactions

CSC expands fund services into Ireland

The firm was granted a licence to provide its offering there by the Central Bank of Ireland

Upgrading tech talent

With more demands on PE firms to provide better quality data and reports, a number of GPs are upgrading their talent

Aztec promotes three in PE team

Matt Horton, Gavin Hayman and Alan Ross are part of the firm's PE leadership team

MUFG hires TMF’s Mas in Luxembourg

He is responsible for establishing the oversight model and the continued expansion of the firm’s private equity and real assets operations in Luxembourg

Comment: Career goals

Nic Müller of KPMG Luxembourg asks if it's time to change the service provider to GP career path