Alpha Strategic
The hedge fund investment group has appointed Florence Lombard, the former head of the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima), as a non-executive director.

Lombard, 58, was head of Aima in the UK from 1993 until the end of 2008. She then stayed on as an executive director to focus on the relationship with governments and policymakers internationally during the financial crisis, becoming a non-executive in April this year.

BNP Paribas Private Equity
Jean-Marc Rivet-Fusil, 44, has been appointed head of the fund of funds team at the private equity firm. He is assisted by Stéphanie Egoian, 39, who has been promoted to chief investment officer.

Rivet-Fusil joined the team in 2007 as chief investment officer for the fund of funds business. He previously worked at Amundi (formerly CAAM CI), Access Capital Partners, Banexi Ventures Partners and Banexi Participations.

Grey Spark Partners
The business, management and technology consultancy has hired Jamie Lake as a consultant to develop the investment banking operations team.

Lake joins after five years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as an executive director responsible for new initiatives affecting the collateral department. Prior to that, he was a senior associate with Morgan Stanley covering OTC equity derivatives.

The property manager has hired Andrew Lyle as its new head of operations. A member of the Institute of Residential Property Management, Lyle has spent over 20 years in the industry, managing developments in the Docklands, Limehouse and Clerkenwell areas.

Lombard Odier
The investment management firm has appointed Gregor MacIntosh as head of rates, a role based in Geneva.

MacIntosh joins from Standard Life Investments, where he spent eight years and was head of rates, overseeing $47bn (£32bn) of fixed income assets and a team of six portfolio managers.

In addition, Sandro Croce has been appointed as head of client portfolio management. He has been a member of the fixed income team since 2004 and was previously head of rates.

Luke Baines has joined the law firm from Olswang as a senior associate.

At Olswang, where he was a senior associate in the construction team, he worked with institutional investors, investment banks and development companies, advising on large-scale town centre regeneration and shopping centre redevelopment projects.

He recently advised Analytical Properties, a joint venture between London Associated Properties and the Bank of Scotland, on its redevelopment of King Edward Court Shopping Centre in Windsor.