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Former Sanne execs set up new fund admin business

Ex-Sanne senior leaders have launched Palmer Street, with £8m backing from Marwyn Value Investors

Partners Group CFO steps down

Hans Ploos van Amstel had held the role since 2020 and will remain as an advisory partner

Bridges promotes seven

Asa David and Nazli Kayalp have been promoted to fund director and fund manager, respectively, and Iveta Grazule is promoted to legal associate

ACA Group appoints CEO

Blackrock’s former chief product officer Patrick Olson steps into the role

Travers Smith appoints co-heads of ESG and impact

Doug Bryden and Heather Gagen will lead the ESG and impact group, chaired by Simon Witney

Harbourvest appoints head of client operations

Javier Rodriguez will manage the integration of the firm’s client experience, investment accounting, treasury, portfolio analytics and performance measurement teams

Alpha Group launches fund finance arm

The division will be led by Adam Heaysman, who joins Alpha from Raiffeisen Bank

Indos Financial appoints CEO

Abi Holland is promoted to CEO from head of client relationship management

Travers Smith’s senior partner to step down

Due to exceptional family reasons, Kathleen Russ will step down as a senior partner but remain in a consulting capacity

Linklaters appoints Vergauwen as counsel

Julia Vergauwen’s practice focuses on ESG funds, Luxembourg domiciled funds and highly leveraged AIFs

Forbion appoints head of ESG and impact

Stafford Capital’s Silva Deželan is stepping into the newly created role

A&M’s Taxand team makes senior hire

Rhys Owen joins Alvarez & Marsal’s fund taxation practice from EY

Herius Capital CFO and COO departs

After two years at the firm, Andrea Novak has moved to Laub Capital as CFO

Chronograph adds two to board

Ben Harrison of DealCloud and Intapp aims to help accelerate growth

MJ Hudson’s Lutgen joins Ashurst

Whitney Lutgen will serve as partner to Ashurst’s investment funds group

Ufenau appoints risk and operations manager

Youssef Oussine comes onboard after five years at IQ-EQ

Golding appoints CFO

Michael Braun joins from BayernInvest as previous CFO Andreas Rizos decides to leave the firm

Goji appoints operations director

Clémence Chorlay joins from fintech platform Moonfare

Fenergo hires three

Conor Clinch joins the firm as CFO

Bitkraft promotes two

Antonio de la Esperanza and Adrian Galea have been appointed as VP of legal and finance respectively

Katalysen Ventures appoints CFO

Swedish VC appoints entrepreneur Anders Dahlgren as head of finance

Ogier expands offering in Ireland

After five years at Apex, Michael Carroll joins the law firm as head of debt capital markets

IDR appoints head of channel partnerships

Karina Fochtman has a decade of experience in senior roles across consulting and relationship management

Petra Funds appoints director of ESG

Hugh Simpson joins from KPMG and is based in the London office

Atominvest expands ESG team

John Repetti joins after two and a half years in TPG’s Y Analytics team

Universal Investment appoints COO

Etienne Rougier will help develop Luxembourg office

Squire Patton Boggs expands funds practice

After 10 years at MJ Hudson, Rob Eke joins the firm as a partner

One Rock appoints chief people officer

Monica Yavin joins the firm after six years at First Eagle Investment Management

Chronograph hires four

Appointments include Abbas Khan as product owner for data extraction and Daniel Gruppo as client development manager

Canoe hires five

The appointments include VP of data strategy, VP of enterprise architecture & scalability, and VP of finance

Altum goes to Cape Town

The local team will be led by Sandri Pieters who joins from Sanne

Lloyds Bank appoints head of financial sponsors syndicate

William A. Lamain joins from Raiffeisen Bank

EY appoints PE ESG leader

Appointment takes place against backdrop of strategic investment to expand the firm’s PE practice

Waystone management members depart

COO Paul Cahill, CFO Glen Magee and CEO Derek Delaney have left the business

IDR appoints three

Management team now includes Karen Bee as senior delivery manager for operations, Jason Green as CTO, and Dan Loughney as finance director

Plural expands operations team

Venture platform appoints head of finance, general counsel and chief of staff

Permira appoints fund finance director

Gareth Davies steps into the role after a career break

Partech welcomes chief sustainability officer

Josépha Montana joins from Turenne Capital in the newly created role

Dechert expands fund formation practice

Formerly head of Travers Smith’s investment funds group, Sam Kay is leaving the firm after 25 years

AssetMetrix welcomes middle office solutions specialist

Patrycja Dos Santos is making the move after a brief stint at Sienna Private Credit

Kirkland adds ESG and impact partner

Rhys Davies joins the firm after 16 years at DLA Piper

Belasko appoints Jersey client services director

Scott Nelson joins from Fairway Group

Apex creates global head of valuation role

Anthony Alfonso joins from accountancy and advisory firm BDO

Montagu promotes nine

Firm makes key appointments across tax, finance and HR departments

Precede appoints senior associate for legal

Sonali Mullick moved in-house after working at Reed Smith and Greenberg Traurig

Samaipata appoints head of finance

Irene Calvo Sanz joins from mscope, an AI software company for LPs

Afinum appoints CFO as managing director

Anton Bergman joined the firm in 2019 as co-CFO

Golding hires COO

Firm expands senior management team to include Dorothea Sztopko in new COO role

Oaktree’s VP for legal affairs departs

Eamonn McDonald has joined DBAG’s new Luxembourg office as managing director

Norvestor appoints GC

Erica Hegerin joins from Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

KSL appoints CFO

EMG’s Nolen Taylor steps into the role, succeeding Charlie Martin

HV Capital welcomes VP of ESG

Marie Bos joins after three years at M&H Advisory and Investments where she was a partner

Belasko appoints client services director

Tom Lambrechts will lead the Guernsey funds team

Morgan Lewis opens second Germany office

The office will be launched by three partners – Florian Harder, Florian Ziegler and Jann Jetter

YFM appoints head of portfolio reporting

Raj Singh Pharhani joins from BGF

US law firms carve out London practices

Expecting a surge in GP-leds and secondaries, US law firms have been scouring London-based practices for specialist talent

GoldenSource appoints head of product

Swati Tyagi joins from financial intelligence platform Sentieo

Altum appoints group chair

Baroness Helena Morrissey has campaigned for diversity and inclusion throughout her career

Montagu welcomes GC

Alexandra Openshaw steps into the newly created role after seven years as deputy general counsel at Winton Capital

Apollo appoints GC

Whitney Chatterjee joins from Sullivan & Cromwell and is to assume the role of chief legal officer in 2024