Daiwa Capital Markets
Hetal Mehta, a former senior economic adviser to the Ernst & Young ITEM club, has joined the Japanese brokerage’s investment banking arm as its new UK economist.
Mehta joins from Oxford Economics and has also previously worked at HM Treasury and in the office of the deputy Prime Minister as a policy analyst. In her new role, she will report to Chris Scicluna, deputy head of economic research for Daiwa Europe.


The bank has hired Jane Foley as an executive director and senior FX strategist in its global financial markets division.

Foley’s career in foreign exchange strategy spans over 20 years. She joins from Gain Capital, where she was director of research.

She also previously held the role of an FX strategist at investment bank Barclays Capital.

Kleinwort Benson

Peter Neville has been appointed as chairman of the board of private bank Kleinwort Benson in the Channel Islands.

Neville has four decades of experience in the financial services industry. He is a former director general of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, a position he held from 2001 until his retirement in May last year.

Close Asset Management

The asset manager has appointed Andrew Gillespie as its new marketing director and Anita Juneja as head of strategic relationships, both based in London.

Gillespie joins from Standard Life, where he was managing director of marketing in the UK and responsible for the successful active money campaigns.

Juneja was previously head of business implementation at Cofunds.