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Grafton Capital appoints CFO

Tom Morrell will lead on financing, reporting and accounting for Grafton Capital and its investments

KPMG’s Wall joins BDO as partner

In her new role, Jennifer Wall will focus on working with private equity funds, providing tax advice and reporting services

ACA launches ESG advisory practice

Dan Mistler and Crista DesRochers will head up the new division, while Dani Williams joins the team to focus on ESG in financial regulation

Schroder COO joins ScalingFunds

Patrick Stampfli has joined the firm as managing director of business development, continental Europe

Sanne promotes Nagle to CCO

In his new role, Nagle will be responsible for client service delivery in all jurisdictions and Sanne’s continued commercial development

Saltgate names chief people officer

Alison French will sit on the group strategic committee to oversee recruitment, diversity, culture and communications

Dawn Capital hires talent head

Avalon Lee-Bacon will build out the firm’s talent platform and support its portfolio companies with senior hires, sharing best practices and developing top talent

iLevel’s Yiannakis joins Holland Mountain

Yiannakis will oversee the firm’s commercial activity and expand the reach of its private capital data platform

Palatine promotes Wall to ESG director

As part of her new role, Stephanie Wall joins the firm's senior management team

Crestbridge makes three Jersey appointments

Alex Di Santo is group head of PE, Michael Johnson is now group head of institutional services, while Tim Ridgway Is a director in the governance services team

Goodwin hires Kayser as partner in Frankfurt

Joachim Kayser joins from Dechert in Frankfurt where he was a partner

Arbour hires CTO

According to founder James Newsome, Stefan Kirsch was hired for his vision and passion for technology

Backstop’s Watson joins Mainspring

Norman Watson, previously head of EMEA account management at Backstop Solutions, has joined fund administrator Mainspring

Northern Trust’s Sharma joins MJ Hudson

Arti Sharma has joined the firm as managing director of MJ Hudson Amaces

Imperium Funds appoints client services director

Andy Hatton joins Barry McClay, Gary Mauger and Charlotte Parr as part of the senior management team

Flexstone names head of ESG

Caroline Gibert will lead Flexstone’s ESG approach at both firm and investment level

TA promotes COO

COO and general counsel Jeffrey Hadden’s promotion part of wider succession completion, with Ajit Nedungando named as CEO of the firm

Debevoise promotes Amos

Amos joined the law firm in 2010 and was initially based in New York

Cathay Capital appoints chief impact officer

Matthieu van der Elst joins from Michelin Ventures, the venture arm of the Michelin Group, which he founded in 2015

Alter Domus promotes Houghton to COO

Houghton will oversee the firm’s operations across all products and services as it continues to expand across the US and EMEA

Eight Roads CFO joins BGF board

Isherwood is joined by Jim Strang, Hamilton Lane’s MD & EMEA chair who has also joined BGF's board

NVM names partners

Finance director Simon John and head of legal and compliance James Bryce have both been named partners at the firm

Aztec names CFO

Katie Thorpe will lead the finance, compliance, legal and risk teams, as well as help the firm to enhance its client experience as it grows

Sanne promotes Toorawa to Mauritius country head

She takes over from Peter Nagle, who has held the position since 2018

Vistra’s Langelaar joins Aztec

He has also been appointed managing director of the firm’s Netherlands office

Park Square’s Brierley joins DealCloud

In his new role, Brierley will work on the DealCloud solutions engineering programme in the EMEA region

SAP’s co-CEO Morgan joins Blackstone

She is responsible for a team within Blackstone’s portfolio operations group, which drives growth through digital transformation, together with identifying best-in-class leadership and talent to execute those initiatives

Travers Smith elects Reed as managing partner

He succeeds David Patient, who has held the position since January 2015

Ropes & Gray promotes Raghavan to counsel

Raghavan works across the investment funds practice, having advised established and emerging managers of private funds

VP Fund Solutions names new CEO

Torsten Ries takes over from Eduard von Kymmel, who is stepping down from the role at the end of 2020

Crestbridge names head of AML

Lee Sabiston is responsible for the development and promotion of Crestbridge’s AML strategy and framework

Aztec promotes five

The firm enhanced its private equity leadership team across its Jersey, Guernsey and Luxembourg offices

Grant Thornton’s Connelly joins Holland Mountain

He will help to drive Holland Mountain’s back office services while assisting PE clients to optimize their back office operations

Akin Gump’s Carney joins Apollo

Carney joins Apollo’s legal, tax and compliance division and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s litigation and regulatory matters

TMF Group hires Intertrust’s de Lange

He will focus on servicing global engagements for large fund clients

Intertrust’s Davies joins Crestbridge

Davies will work with clients to increase their use of Crestbridge’s private equity platform

BNY Mellon’s Spirgel joins Hazeltree

He will support Hazeltree’s clients in delivering operational efficiencies, risk mitigation and yield optimisation related to their aggregated cash and liquidity needs

iCapital makes new hires and tech team acquisition

The appointments and acquisition enable the firm to expand into Europe and Asia

Earth Capital’s CFO becomes shareholder

The firm has also reshaped its European arm

Tully Rinckey hires Dublin partner

Malachy Kearney joins from Irish law firm Beauchamps, where he was head of investment funds

Apex purchases FundRock

FundRock is an independent UCITS ManCo and AIFM and claims to be the largest third-party manager of UCITS funds in Luxembourg

Human traffic

We caught up with PER about the latest hiring trends and return to office activity across the UK and Germany

Mainstream promotes two

Barbara Purcell and Angela Nightingale are CEOs of Mainstream Fund Services Ireland and Cayman, respectively

Astorg hires CFO

Jacques-François de Prest joins from Luxembourg-based telecom company Millicom where he was VP finance, group financial controller for six years

Ocorian’s Layzell joins The ID Register as chair

He will help to guide and nurture the business as it invests strongly in tech, regs, international expansion and in its alliance relationships

ASI appoints Crusey to boost ESG efforts

She is responsible for leading product and commercial strategy for ESG and impact-oriented solutions across private markets

Investcorp names ESG lead

Habib Abdur-Rahman is responsible for overseeing the accelerated adoption of a standardised ESG framework

MJ Hudson’s Shameli joins Reed Smith

His practice includes advising fund managers on structuring, establishing and operating private investment funds, co-investment funds and carried interest, on an international scale

Ratos names Ågrup permanent CFO

He replaces Peter Wallin, who held the position since 2018, before being moved into the firm’s portfolio company HENT

Wheelhouse appoints non-exec chair to leadership team

Mark Humphries said he was attracted to the role because of the deep subject matter expertise the firm operates in

Jersey Finance appoints Laity as chair

Laity replaces outgoing Jersey Finance chair Gunther Thumann

Hamilton Lane names Yett as ESG & sustainability director

He will focus on expanding and leading the firm’s ESG integration strategy

Centaur creates group CFO role

Louise Lawlor from Key Capital, where she was associate director of corporate finance

KPMG Luxembourg names new sector leads

Chrystelle Veeckmans is head of asset management and Christophe Diricks is head of alternative investments

Lysak joins Simpson Thacher

He joins from Clifford Chance, where he had been a partner in the firm’s financial regulatory group since 2017

McGuireWoods names Mayhew as London partner

She joins from DLA Piper, where she was a senior finance lawyer

Sanne names global head of private debt

Keith Miller is responsible for providing guidance and support in building the private debt and loan agency product offering

Crestbridge appoints BD associate director

Bird is responsible for growth, client acquisition and business development, focusing on mid-cap PE and VC firms

Inflexion promotes three in finance team

Nancy Kelleher is now corporate controller, while Ionela Serbenco and Emily Woolgrove are fund controllers

Intertrust hires MD of Luxembourg

Nick Maton is responsible for the leadership and growth of the Luxembourg team