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N4 partners appoints financial controller

Jacqueline Wallance will further develop the fund financial operations and investor reporting at the firm

Blackstar creates head of legal role

Khalid Javaid provides structuring, legal and execution advice related to transactions and new business, as well as oversight of regulatory matters and government affairs

Maples promotes de Feu to partner

He advises clients on Irish law

Verdane hires sustainability lead

Axel Elmqvist is responsible for fully integrating and strengthening sustainability as a core value creator across Verdane

ASI hires ESG manager

Manuela Fumarola is responsible for developing, embedding and overseeing an ESG strategy for private markets investments at Aberdeen Standard Investments

IPES’ Gillson joins PraxisIFM’s board

The firm will announce a new chair in due course

Alderwood names general counsel, CCO

Jonathan Crawford joined Alderwood in 2020 as a consultant

Kirkland & Ellis’ Townsend joins Ropes & Gray

Townsend advises European and global firms on the establishment and structuring of private funds

Ropes & Gray appoints funds partner Brown

Emily Brown will join the firm next month from Schulte Roth & Zabel where she has been a partner since 2018

SS&C’s Anwar joins Arrow Capital

Kamran Anwar has joined to lead the firm’s new clients and capital formation group

Newly launched Alderwood Capital names CFO

Rebecca Noyes joins her former Northill Capital colleagues at Alderwood

Blackstone’s Bailhache joins Simpson Thacher

Geoff Bailhache has joined the firm’s London office as a partner

MJ Hudson names new partners

Stephen Sims and Whitney Lutgen are partners in the private funds practice while Ronan McCann is partner in the firm's VC and tech division

Morgan Stanley’s Wasinger joins Allvue as CFO

Wasinger will oversee all areas of corporate finance to help from the firm’s revenue and market share

IQ-EQ’s Lawson Conner hires MD

Rachel Aldridge will manage the day-to-day operations, execute strategic initiatives and ensure consistent client service delivery

Connect Ventures promotes Pettit to CFO

Pettit has been serving as head of finance at the firm since he joined in 2016

Cathay names Yeung as executive president

Yeung joined last year to launch Cathay Entrepreneur and the Connect and Consult platform

Linklaters’ Ghillemyn joins Goodwin

Ghillemyn’s practice focuses on fund finance, banking regulatory matters, securitization, listing of debt securities, complex cross-border restructuring and insolvency

Fidelity’s Black joins Allvue as COO

James Black takes over from former COO Erik DiGiacomo who has now left the firm

Crestbridge appoints legal and compliance specialist

Anika Ratzmann is responsible for the development and management of the legal and compliance divisions and will help with strategic growth

Investcorp creates head of corporate strategy role

Investcorp’s head of portfolio operations and COO Andrea Davies appointed to new role

Silverfleet’s MacDougall joins Apperio as NED

MacDougall has joined to help drive the firm's growth and geographical expansion

DMS’ Power joins Prescient

Finian Power joins the firm's Dublin office

Ares hires global chief DE&I officer

Indhira Arrington will head up Ares’ DE&I activities internally, while serving as an advisor on these initiatives across the firm’s portfolio

Blue Horizon appoints COO

Sedef Köktentürk joins the executive team and is responsible for leading on impact, client solutions, ops and tech

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