Charles Stanley
The City stockbroking firm has appointed Andrew Atkins as head of new fund sales and distribution.
Atkins joins from Lloyd George Asset Management and will be in charge of distributing the firm’s entire fund range, including the new value boutique Matterley, acquired by Charles Stanley last year.
In his new role, he will report to director Mike Lilwall.

CB Richard Ellis
The property services group has re-appointed Keith Harris as a senior director in its UK capital markets team.
For the past two years, Harris has been with real estate, commodities and mining-focused investment bank First London Securities.
Prior to that, he worked at CBRE for over 25 years, latterly in the cross border capital markets team in London.

Clifford Chance
Michel Petite, counsel in the law firm’s Paris office, has been appointed president of the ethical committee of the European Commission.
Petite also formerly held a position as head of the EC’s legal service.

The law firm has elected Anthony Clare and Logan Mair to its management board for a three-year term.
Mair is re-elected for a third term, having first joined the board in January 2004.
Clare joins for the first time and has been a partner at the firm since 2002. He specialises in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

HSBC Private Bank
Anna Blomqvist has joined the private bank’s investment advisory group offshore.
She joins from Bank of America, where she was responsible for building a franchise of US equity sales, and also previously worked in US equity sales and derivatives structuring for Merrill Lynch prior to the merger of the two banks.

Pinsent Masons
The law firm has boosted its construction practice by hiring Daniel Tain, currently a partner at specialist construction firm Shadbolt.
Tain advises leading private sector clients on a wide variety of construction, infrastructure and energy related projects, from coal and gas power stations to roads, railways and airports.
He has also previously spent 14 months on secondment to Galliford Try as in-house legal director.

The bank has appointed Tony Silcock, Andy Ball, Mark Eley and Chris Hyde as relationship directors in its West Midlands banking team.
Silcock will specialise in real estate finance, working with property investors, developers and professionals on bespoke real estate financing solutions. The other three will support new and existing corporate customers.
All join from RBS NatWest.