Sacker & Partners
The pensions law firm has promoted Emily Forrest and Zoë Lynch to partner and Arshad Khan to associate director.

Forrest has been at the firm since 2002, while Lynch joined in 1998.

Khan, pictured, is a member of the dispute resolution unit, including trustee applications for directions, rectification actions and claims for professional negligence.

VAM Funds
The specialist investment boutique has hired Linda McLaren as business development manager for Asia.

McLaren joins from Standard Bank, where she has been business development manager for southern Europe and Africa since 2007.

She has over a decade of experience in the financial services sector and began her career with Royal Skandia Life Assurance.

CLS Group
The multi-currency cash settlement group has appointed Richard Kerschner as head of strategic initiatives, reporting to chief executive Alan Bozian.

Kerschner was most recently general counsel at NYMEX Holdings and its exchange subsidiary, the New York Mercantile Exchange, until its acquisition by the CME Group. He joined the group in 2004 and has also been head of corporate governance.

Rashad Hussain has joined the forex trading firm as global head of marketing in the UK.

Hussain has over ten years of marketing experience, including several years in the forex and commodities market. He has formerly held positions as head of marketing at both ODL Markets and One Financial, as well as a stint spent in the media sector at News International.