The investment banking group has poached Dominic Lester from rival UBS to head up its European technology and telecoms investment banking team.

Lester has been at UBS for almost 20 years, latterly as head of technology investment banking for the EMEA region. He is joined at Jefferies by new senior vice president Daniel Aharoni and vice president Guillaume Taurignan, who also move over from UBS.

Religare Capital Markets
The investment banking group, part of Indian financial services behemoth Religare Enterprises, has hired Jason Todd as its new global head of equity strategy.

Todd joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was latterly the firm’s US and global equity strategist, based in New York. He also previously spent 12 years working at JP Morgan, latterly as head of the US and global strategy teams.

JP Morgan
The bank has appointed Rhian Horgan as head of alternative investments for its private bank, based in London.

Horgan joined JP Morgan’s alternative investments team in 2008, advising private clients on the construction of hedge fund, private equity and real estate portfolios.
Prior to that, she ran the global equity derivatives business for the private bank and private client services.

DC Advisory Partners
The advisory firm, formerly Close Brothers Corporate Finance, has taken on Tosh Kojima as a managing director and head of the Japan Asia focus group. He joins from Nomura.

The investment manager has hired Tim Banks as head of defined contribution sales. He joins from Prudential, where he was director of business development.