Pierre Verlé has been appointed as a credit analyst within the asset management firm’s fixed income team. Before joining Carmignac, he was co-manager of the distressed debt fund at Butler Investment Managers in London. Verlé has also previously worked as an analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Espirito Santo Investment Bank
The investment bank has appointed John Dean and Robert Morton to its industry specialist group within capital markets. Dean was most recently head of UK and European industrials equity research at Jefferies International. He has also held roles at UBS, Bridgewall and Albert E Sharp. Morton joins from Investec, where he was head of UK support services equity research. He has also held roles at West LB Panmure, Charterhouse and BZW.
Sacker & Partners
Joanna Smith has been promoted to associate at the pensions law firm. She joined Sackers from Hogan Lovells in 2011, and advises employer and trustee clients on corporate transactions, managing debts, and reorganisations.
Jonathan Riley has been appointed head of tax at the business and financial advisory firm. He has been a partner at Grant Thornton UK since 1997, and will take up the new position in April. Riley started his career in the Civil Service, working as an inspector of taxes. He latterly became a tax policy adviser to the president of the Board of Trade.
Menzies Corporate Finance
Stuart Marcy has been appointed director in the accountancy firm’s London office. He joins from Paxton Associates, the corporate finance boutique he established in 2010. Marcy has also previously worked in the corporate finance divisions of Deloitte and Smith & Williamson.
The investment partnership has announced that it will appoint three new partners. Spencer Adair is currently an investment manager in its global alpha team. Kathrin Hamilton is a director in its clients department. Graham Laybourn is director of legal and regulatory risk.
The labour consultancy has appointed Charles Gray as its sales and marketing director. He joins from Unipart Group, another consultancy, where he was its sales and marketing director for 11 years. Gray will report directly to Joe Tully, de Poel’s managing director.