The investment bank has appointed Julian Smith from Collins Stewart as its new head of UK corporate broking.

Smith has over 16 years of corporate broking and equity experience.
In addition to his role as a managing director at Collins Stewart, he previously spent 15 years at Dresdner Kleinwort in corporate broking and equity capital markets roles, also most recently as a managing director.

Aviva Investors
The investment firm has appointed James Morrow as client portfolio manager for real estate in the UK and Europe.

Morrow joins from Ernst & Young Real Estate Finance, where he was an assistant director responsible for developing a global real estate capital capability. Prior to that, he worked at DTZ Corporate Finance.

The accountancy firm has hired Graham Macken as a partner in its performance and technology consultancy practice.

Macken was previously at Navigant Consulting, where he was a managing director and spearheaded the growth of the firm’s investment management advisory practice in Europe. He has also had experience working for Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.

Kingston Smith
Silvia Vitiello and Richard Heap have joined the accountancy firm as partners.
Vitiello is a general practice partner with expertise in a range of sectors including property, technology, not-for-profit and professional firms. She joins from MacIntyre Hudson.

Heap joins from BDO, where he specialised in the technology, media and telecoms sector.

RMG Wealth Management
The private client investment manager has hired Stephen Greene as a client portfolio manager.

Green was formerly chief investment officer and a partner at ACPI Investments and has also held the position of global head of hedge fund research at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management.