The specialist insurance company has announced the appointment of Bhavik Desai as an underwriter in its professional and financial risks division. Desai joins from AIG, where he was an underwriter and team leader within its professional indemnity division.
The asset management group has announced the appointment of Piers Harrison as director of operations and risk management and board member. He joins from Neptune Investment Management, where he was deputy finance director and head of operational risk.
The business advisory firm has hired Anthony Legg as a director in its economic and financial consulting practice for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has previously worked for KPMG, NERA Economic Consulting, and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Clearwater Corporate Finance
The mid-market advisory company has made two promotions. James Dykes, who joined the firm in 2011 from PwC, will become assistant director. Paddy Bamford has been appointed director of real estate.
Ann Griffin has joined the architecture company as an associate director in its social infrastructure team. She has over 20 years’ experience, and was formerly a partner at Meadowcroft Griffin Architects.
Marco Tang has joined the asset management firm as head of sales, client service and business development for its mutual fund distribution across Hong Kong, China and Singapore. He was most recently at JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was executive director and head of intermediary business. Prior to that, he held various sales roles at Allianz Global Investors and HSBC Asset Management.
BNP Paribas Securities Service
The securities custodian has appointed Julien Cuminet as head of asset and fund services in France. Cuminet specialises in credit risk assessment, regulatory and governance issues, and business-efficiency projects. He was previously a partner at Orga Consultants.
S&P Capital IQ
Rocco Sta. Maria has been appointed as managing director of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the market research company. He has over 20 years’ experience in senior management and sales roles, including 17 years at IBM, where he was general manager for IBM’s global services, financial services sector in the South Asia region.