Bank of New York Mellon
The bank has appointed Jas Hayre as a managing director in its financial markets and treasury services team.

Hayre will be responsible for tax matters for the sector in the Americas, the EMEA region and Asia-Pacific. His particular area of expertise is product taxation and transfer pricing.

He was previously head of tax at both Daiwa Capital Markets and Standard Bank.

Berwin Leighton Paisner
The law firm has appointed Matthew Kellett as managing partner of its finance department and head of the banking and capital markets group.

Kellett joined the firm earlier this year to develop the structured finance capability. He most recently headed up the financial structuring group at RBS and has also held the position of partner in the banking group at Linklaters.

The specialist currency manager has appointed James Wood-Collins as its new chief executive, taking over from Neil Record, who has been chairman and chief executive since the company’s IPO in 2007.

Wood-Collins joined the group from JP Morgan Cazenove in 2008 and has led the client team since December 2009. Record will remain as executive chairman, continuing to play an active role with clients, investment consultants and other external parties.

Russell Investments
The investment firm has hired Stephan Breban as director of private equity, a role based in London.

Prior to joining the firm, Breban was founder and managing director of City Capital Partners, a firm providing independent advice to private equity investors, and a partner at Watson Wyatt (now Towers Watson).

Guy Essomé has joined the frontier markets investment banking boutique as head of structuring and origination.

Essomé joins from Iroko Securities, where he was a director and specialised in new product development.

He has worked in the debt capital markets for over 15 years, including roles at Merrill Lynch in Singapore, New York and London.