Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
The corporate and specialty insurance business has announced the appointment of Hayden Baker as a senior financial institutions underwriter for its regional unit in London. He previously held roles at ACE Insurance.
The recruitment firm has appointed Jon Regan as global head of electronic markets, prime services and infrastructures. He has over 18 years’ experience in financial markets recruiting and executive search. Regan was formerly a founding partner at Riverside Consulting, where he was responsible for electronic trading, prime brokerage, securities services, and sales and technology.
The real estate services firm has hired David Reynolds as head of the specialist neighbourly matters team in its building consultancy division. He was previously at Deloitte Real Estate, where he was a director in its neighbourly matters team.
George Merrylees has joined the London-based boutique law firm as a private client solicitor. Merrylees was most recently at New Quadrant Partners, where he specialised in international tax planning and wealth structuring for high net worth clients.
The absolute return emerging market (EM) specialist has announced the appointment of Kevin Bespolka as co-portfolio manager for the Finisterre EM debt fund. He was previously chief executive and chief information officer at Napier Park Global Macro Fund, which he founded in 2008. Prior to that, Bespolka was a portfolio manager at Old Lane.
The law firm has hired Gary Silverman as of counsel. Silverman is a senior English debt capital markets lawyer and joins from Allen & Overy, where he advised providers of corporate trustee and agency services on a range of products.
Sebastian Smith has been appointed partner at the strategic sponsorship consultancy. He previously spent 11 years at IMG.