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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

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

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

Innova Capital’s CFO named partner

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

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

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

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