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Aztec appoints two in Luxembourg

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

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

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

Sanne hires Hodgetts in Guernsey

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

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

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

DBAG extends CFO’s contract

CFO Susanne Zeidler, has been re-appointed as a member of the Board of Management until 31 October 2025

Harrison joins DWF’s fund finance practice

He joins from law firm CMS, where he was a partner in the firm’s finance group for eight years and focused on debt finance

Terra Firma names Ahuja as CEO

He will continue to manage the people and resources at the firm and ensure effective management of the firm's portfolio

Sanne appoints global head of technology change

Daryn Kerr will work closely with recently hired chief technology officer Marie Measures

ICG names Hensel-Roth as board director

She takes on this new role in addition to her HR responsibilities, which now also include communications

Sanne promotes Bingham to CSO

He will help drive the firm’s organic growth strategy and the development of its client service proposition

Duff & Phelps announces raft of promotions

The firm announced firm-wide promotions in its valuation advisory services and governance and risk divisions

Reed Smith hires Hogan Lovells’ Gelpi

Baptiste worked at Hogan Lovells for 20 years and headed up the firm’s French debt capital markets practice

Time to bring in the (remote) experts

With private equity firms moving to remote working set ups, now is the time to bring in experts adept at this way of working

Silverfleet’s MacDougall named BVCA chair

MacDougall: "We can marshal our collective resources and expertise for the greater good of our country at this crucial time.”

Halfenger joins Treliant

Alan Halfenger joins as managing director of securities & investment management compliance, based in New York

Vistra hires four from TMF

The new recruits expand the firm's PE capabilities as it plans to introduce additional PE services later this year

MUFG hires two directors

The firm hired Lizzy Buss as executive director of EMEA Sales and Cliodhna Murphy as executive director, product development

Linklaters’ Wheater joins Debevoise

She joins as international counsel and member of the tax and private equity groups in London

Livingbridge’s Evans joins ECI as marketing head

The firm also appointed William Ip to its commercial team, which focuses on portfolio company growth and assessing potential investment opportunities

MUFG hires Feder for FX

The firm has also appointed Alberto Baptise in New York

Ashurst appoints PE head in Milan

Throughout his career, Fabio Niccoli has focused on the Italian mid-cap market

Guernsey Finance names new CEO

Rupert Pleasant will take over from current CEO Dominic Wheatley, who is leaving the role in June

C5 hires Woodford’s Coats

Based in London, he will focus on leading the administration of C5 funds and GP board management

Aztec names non-executive director

Martin's appointment comes as the firm continues to grow its client base across Europe

Balderton names Blakemore as CFO

Blakemore will also provide portfolio companies as part of Balderton's platform services team

Hawksford announces firm-wide promotions

The firm promoted three members of its senior leadership team to directors, as part of the wider 67 additional promotions across the firm’s international offices

Gilbert joins Northern Trust

Gilbert joins from AltaReturn where she built out their AsiaPac business

JTC makes group-wide promotions

The firm made 85 promotions across its business including professionals within its Funds and Group Operations divisions in Jersey and Cape Town

Actis CFO Wilkins joins partnership

Promotion comes after Wilkins joined the GP last year

Brookfield promotes Goodman to CFO

He succeeds Brian Lawson who is stepping down from the role

Proskauer’s Simpson joins Campbell Lutyens as general counsel

Based in London, she will be responsible for all legal affairs across the firm, globally

JTC appoints head of ManCo services

Kok's appointment reflects the firm’s strategy to grow and develop its global ManCo and AIFM proposition post-Brexit

Aztec Group makes four senior promotions

Aztec Group has made four promotions to the group’s senior team, and a further 133 across the entire business

Eurazeo appoints director of financial affairs

Laurence Branthomme will report to CFO Philippe Audouin and is responsible for developing the firm’s financial information and adapting processes accordingly

Newell joins Cadwalader

The fund formation specialist joins from Norton Rose

Allvue adds new leadership

Meanwhile COO Kevin MacDonald has stepped down

Barclays’ Stecher joins Blackstone as CTO

He succeeds Bill Murphy who has led the firm’s tech platform for the past eight years

IQ-EQ’s Greenwell joins Aztec as BD associate director

He is responsible for identifying and developing business opportunities across real assets and private debt

Sagati Aghili named as Ares general counsel

Sagati Aghili joined Ares in 2009 and is a partner and member of the firm’s management committee

JTC makes two senior appointments

Fiona Wild joins from IQ-EQ and Marie Fitzpatrick from Langham Hall

Cinven creates HR chief role

Caroline Rawes will also sit on Cinven’s operating committee

Jonathan Blake joins Herbert Smith Freehills

Experienced private equity lawyer Jonathan Blake has joined Herbert Smith Freehills as head of international private funds strategy

IQ-EQ appoints new UK and Ireland managing director

Legrand has also joined the firm's executive leadership team

Sanne creates first CTO role

Marie Measures will also join the group's executive committee

PRI’s Buckley joins HarbourVest

Appointment marks first dedicated ESG practitioner at the firm

Investran’s Iaslovits joins CEPRES as special advisor

She has also been a shareholder in the firm since autumn last year

Hamilton Lane hires new CFO as Stilman retires

Varma also sits on the board of The Partnership, a non-profit organisation which promotes opportunities for multicultural professionals

Sanne appoints Shanghai country head

Meng has joined as part of the firm's wider APAC expansion

Cheung joins Linnovate

She was previously country managing director for IQ-EQ

Intertrust appoints UK BD head

Chan will also focus on building and managing relationships with prospects and intermediaries as well as develop new global opportunities