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Iconical’s CFO departs

Arnd Schwierholz had been at the VC firm for two years

Travers Smith names Cawood as PE head

The appointment follows several departures from the law firm as US-led groups build their European practices

Crestbridge appoints senior risk and compliance officer

Marie Morris joins from Butterfield Bank to assume the roles of director and money laundering compliance officer

Simpson Thacher appoints financial regulatory lawyer

Stephanie Biggs joins from Travers Smith to co-lead the firm’s European financial services and funds regulatory team

Aztec Group appoints CEO

Kathryn Purves to assume CEO role as Edward Moore, founder of Aztec Group, becomes chair of the group board

Pantheon appoints chief financial officer

Dean Maines joins the firm as CFO and partner, as two senior operations team members are promoted to partner

Equipped appoints CEO

Edward Green joins the company after 15 years at AnaCap

Ares Capital appoints first COO

Jana Markowicz is appointed to the newly created role after 18 years’ service at the firm

Goodwin grows secondaries practice

Partner Jacqueline Eaves joins after four years at Kirkland & Ellis

Macfarlanes expands private investment funds practice

Stephen Ross joins the firm after nine years as a partner at Sidley Austin

Palatine promotes Fazakerley to partner and CFO

Sam Fazakerley joined the firm in 2007 as finance director

Apex acquires Luxembourg’s ALFI Partners

The acquisition aims to deliver a cross-border fund-distribution solution

Apex launches advisory and capital-raising services

KPMG’s former head of asset management advisory, Dan Page, to lead the offering

Reed Smith expands private credit practice

Linn Mayhew joins from McGuireWoods as partner

Pinsent’s Bowen joins K&L to launch Dublin office

Gayle Bowen is joined by Shane Geraghty and Michelle Lloyd as founding partners

MUFG IS appoints head of fund finance for APAC

Citi’s Fi Dinh joins the firm to lead its expanding offering in the region

Centerbridge appoints operations director for Europe

Russell Proffitt-Perchard was previously executive vice-president for real assets at Citco

MJ Hudson appoints director in ESG and sustainability team

Mark Thompson joins MJ Hudson’s London office

Ambienta promotes CFO to partner

Daniele Gatti’s decade at Ambienta sees him promoted to partner

ACE & Company names CFO/COO as chair

Sally Beh joined the firm in 2012 and has been serving as its CFO since 2016

Livingbridge promotes Dennison to partner

Jeremy Dennison joined the firm in 2018 as general counsel

DBAG appoints CFO

Melanie Wiese joins from Bayernwerk as CFO and Torsten Grede plans to resign from office in 2023

K&E’s McCarthy joins Triton

He joins the legal team, headed up by general counsel Daisy Raven

Apex expands in the Nordics

Formerly at Nordic Trustee, Felix Edgren will head up the company’s offering

RBS International appoints CRO

Wendy Phillis joins from Link Group

Asante expands to Munich

George Lyons will serve as director of the Munich office

Stafford Capital appoints head of HR

Sarah Ely joins the firm after ten years at Insight Investment

Goodwin names Pathak as London co-chair

Ajay Pathak has been a partner in the firm’s private investment funds group since 2017

Oak Group makes two appointments

Oak has hired Belinda Ridout as director of client accounting and Hannah Crocker as company secretary

Bain Capital names GC

Former head of Ropes Gray’s London office, Will Rosen, remains with Bain Capital following his secondment

Simmons & Simmons builds out Spanish fund practice

The law firm sees growth opportunities in the country, particularly for international asset managers

Hazeltree appoints chief technology officer

Paul Higdon joins the treasury management technology provider from ION Treasury

Agilitas appoints two finance team members

Mia Sendlbeck and Sam Berry have joined as finance director and finance manager, respectively

Kadens Capital names CFO

Peakside’s Nikhil Gupta has joined the firm as CFO and COO

Sofinnova names COO

Mats Eklund was previously senior advisor to Sprints Capital and NREP

Aztec Group hires non-executive director

New York-based Eric Bernstein has joined the fund administrator’s board

Boyden UK hires private equity partners

Siwan Jones specialises in executive search and James Hunt focuses on interim management

Reed Smith hires partner from Kirkland & Ellis

Romin Dabir joins the firm’s Financial Industry Group

BC’s Mair departs

Stuart Mair, head of IT, leaves the GP after 11 years

Saunders re-joins Goodwin

Fund finance specialist Ed Saunders returns to Goodwin after three years at Mayer Brown

Advent names COO

Heather Kennedy Miner was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs

Validus appoints head of fund finance advisory

Gianluca Lorenzon joins from Boyak Advisors where he was a director

Synthesis Capital CFO departs

Former CFO / COO Simon Bliss has joined Aztec Group as a director, while Matt Gill steps into the role of director for finance and operations at Synthesis.

Drawbridge appoints new CEO

William Haney assumes role as former CEO, Jason Elmer, is appointed President

Kroll expands Duff & Phelps Opinions team in London

Their primary focus will be fairness opinions for GP-led secondaries

Clifford’s Kerbusch joins Dechert

Matthias Kerbusch, formerly counsel at Clifford Chance, has joined Dechert as a partner

Apollo appoints COO

Carey Lathrop joins from Citibank as a partner and COO of the credit business

PAI hires new head of ESG and sustainability

PAI Partners has appointed Denise Odaro as head of ESG and sustainability

Isomer names head of finance

Nicola Fleetwood joins from Bluegem Capital Partners

K&E’s Holdsworth joins TDR

He joins as general counsel and will start his new role in early 2023

Inflexion names talent director

Freddy West has joined from CDC Group

Hollyport promotes Chan to finance partner

Mei Chan joined Hollyport as head of finance in 2017

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Gen II names COO and CCO

Nikolaos Perros joins as COO; Ishita Shah appointed chief commercial officer

Kuts joins Ogier’s sustainable investment consulting team

Dasha Kuts joins the dedicated consulting team in Dublin as a senior manager

Earth Capital names COO

Elise Hockley steps into the role of COO and head of investor relations as part of the firm’s wider succession plans

TA Associates names COO

Jennifer Barbetta joins from Starwood Capital, alongside Lori Stachelski as chief talent officer and Darlene Karis as global head of HR

Crestbridge appoints head of Southampton office

David Bridger joins from Aztec to oversee operations

17Capital promotes Shah to CFO

Raj Shah appointed as former CFO Oliver Pritchard steps into the role of CCO.

Adams Street appoints CTO Pando to ExCom

Pando is tasked with leading the development of the firm’s data, application, infrastructure and cyber security capabilities