The investment bank has hired Simon Hampton from Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its new European head of real estate, gaming and lodging investment banking.

Hampton spent over 13 years at BoA Merrill Lynch, including eight as head of the real estate, gaming and lodging investment banking group for the EMEA region. Prior to that, he was in the corporate finance group at NatWest Markets.

Ernst & Young
The accountancy firm has named UK advisory partner Malcolm Bairstow to lead its global construction and infrastructure practice.

Bairstow has over 30 years of experience in property, construction and infrastructure and has been with EY since 2000. He currently leads a number of advisory and assurance engagements for government and private sector clients in the UK and globally.

The Russian financial services group has hired Sunil Joshi, Berthold Maier and Vinay Ruparelia to its London team.

Joshi joins as a managing director and head of London equities, while Maier and Ruparelia become directors of equity sales. All three join from Renaissance Capital, where they held positions as head of equity trading, director of international equity sales and vice president of international equity sales respectively.

Close Asset Management
Beverley Lavin has joined the asset manager as head of financial planning, reporting to head of UK wealth management Steven Mendel.

Lavin joins from Brewin Dolphin, where she held the same role.

Moss Bros
The suit retailer has hired Maurice Helfgott as a non-executive director, effective from 19 October.

Helfgott was previously an executive director and head of menswear at Marks and Spencer, and is also the founder of Amery Capital, an investment and advisory firm.

The law firm has hired Mark Norris, previously head of the London banking group at Simmons & Simmons, as its new head of banking.