Commerce & Industry
Bravura Solutions has appointed Ramarao Velpuri as Global Head of Engineering for its executive leadership team for its wealth management division. He becomes global lead for their software engineering and will focus on enhancing development capabilities, especially their next-generation wealth management software for superannuation, pensions, investments, platforms and life insurance, Sonata.
Maples and Calder has appointed four new Partners across its global network including Aisling Dwyer, who becomes a partner in Hong Kong.
Martin Wheatley Nearly the former Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, has joined the advisory board of Oasis Management, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund.
CQS (U.K.) has appointed Nicholas Pappas as Head of Credit to replace Simon Finch who resigned in September. Mr. Pappas moves from his role as co-CEO of Blue Mountain Capital Management’s European business. Louisa Church, a partner, becomes sole CEO and continues in her current role as Head of Client Service Advisory for Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
IBD / Capital Markets
Gavin Chappell has been announced as Head of Loan Syndications for Australia by ANZ. Mr. Chappell who leaves Westpac will report to the Global Head of Loan Syndications, John Corrin, and be based in Sydney.
Private Banking / Wealth Management
Lombard Odier has confirmed a number of changes to its Asian management. Vincent Duhamel, Head of Asia, becomes Chairman of their Asia Board and will relinquish his position as Chief Executive position. Vincent Magnenat will take over the Asian CEO role on top of his current role as Chief Executive Officer, Singapore. Mr. Magnenat will still oversee the Asia private banking business from Singapore.
Investec Wealth & Investment has announced the hire of three senior investment professionals, Greg Waunford-Brown, Philip Maher and Gideon Wright from Julius Baer.
Private Equity / Direct Investment
Gianni Russello has been appointed as Managing Director at Z Capital. Mr. Russello will be responsible for private equity investment sourcing and transaction development based in Z Capital’s New York office. He moves from his role as Managing Director in the restructuring and special situations advisory investment banking group at Oppenheimer & Co Inc.
Daniel Ingram has been appointed by Wilshire Consulting as Vice President of Responsible Investment Research and Consulting. Prior to the move he was Head of Responsible Investment for UK’s BT Pension Scheme (BTPS).
Thomas H. Lee Partners have announced Gregory Maxon as a Managing Director, in a new position, Head of Capital Markets. Maxon will be Boston based.