Citadel has hired ex-BlackRock Dr. Johnny Kang as a Managing Director. Before moving to Citadel, Kang spent the last four years at BlackRock where he was global head of research and innovation within the systematic fixed income team.
Henry Howell has joined Eisler Capital for a Business Development role. Previously, Howell was global head of electronic futures at Goldman Sachs.
Odey Asset Management has hired Paris Christofides. Most recently, he was a director in U.S. equities sales at Deutsche Bank where he spent nine years.
Mark Fensom has been promoted to Retail Sales Director for Victoria and Tasmania at Janus Henderson Investors. Before this, he was a client account manager at the firm for the last 4 years.
Private Banking / Wealth Management
Close Brothers Asset Management has expanded its presence in West End by opening a new office in Mayfair (London). Philip Young and Lucy Katzarova have been appointed to support the expansion of its investment management service for high net worth (HNW) clients. Young, who joins from Brewin Dolphin, takes on the role of Managing Director for charity mandates. Katzarova joins as an Investment Manager, responsible for supporting the proposition for charities, and private clients. She also came from Brewin Dolphin where she worked as an assistant director.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of Corporate Foreign Exchange Sales David Paster has resigned from the firm. He joined BAML in 2013 after working for three years in FX sales at Deutsche Bank.
IBD / Capital Markets
Lazard London executive Joanne Robinson has left the firm after more than ten years of service. She was a director of the firm’s European private capital fundraising team.
Andrew Zarnett has joined Jefferies to lead its US team serving real estate, gaming, lodging and leisure companies. Prior to Jefferies, Zarnett was co-head of high yield research at Deutsche Bank.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance has promoted Scott Ramey to leader of retirement plans distribution. Ramey will oversee distribution for both public and private sectors. Prior to this, he was vice president of growth and retention for public sector distribution.
Marsh has appointed Amy Barnes Energy Power Leader for the US and Canada. Barnes previously served as deputy energy and power and integration leader – where she was in charge of shaping the newly formed Marsh JLT Specialty energy and power team. The firm also rehired Brad Vescarelli, who will serve as Energy and Power Leader for Canada. Prior to this, Vescarelli was an energy broker and client executive at Marsh Canada for seven years.
Back / Middle Office
The Carlyle Group has appointed Bruce Larson as Chief Human Resources Officer. Most recently, Larson was head of human capital in Asia Pacific and India at Goldman Sachs.
Sandeep Mookharjea has been named Asia-Pacific Head of Human Resources at AIG General Insurance. Before AIG, Mookharjea was managing director and global head of HR – risk at Standard Chartered Bank.