Mayer Brown
The law firm has appointed Dominic Griffiths as the new head of its banking and finance group in London.

Griffiths joined the firm five years ago and has been instrumental in building its securitisation and leveraged finance groups in London.

He takes over from Bruce Bloomingdale, who will now focus on increasing synergies between the firm’s European and US finance practices.

Morgan Stanley
The bank’s investment management arm has appointed Jack O’Connor to head up its US institutional sales unit.

O’Connor was previously head of US institutional sales at Pioneer Investments.

Morgan Stanley Investment Management has also hired as its new chief financial officer Paul Julius, formerly chief administrative officer at Credit Suisse Private Banking.

The property services company has appointed Jonathan Steel as a senior director in transaction management in its global corporate services business, based in London.

Steel joins from Cushman & Wakefield, where he was a partner within the global client solutions department. In his new role, he will manage a number of CBRE’s key corporate relationships and help grow the transaction management and portfolio strategy operations.

Bank Hapoalim International
The Israeli bank has appointed Paul Mann to lead its private banking business in the UK, effective immediately.

Mann joins from UBS Wealth Management, where he was executive director and head of the Israel team in London. Prior to that, he had worked at Credit Suisse since 1997.