RBC Capital Markets
The investment bank, part of the Royal Bank of Canada group, has hired Jonathan Guy and Tim Huff as directors in its equity research team, with a focus on mining.
Huff, pictured, joins RBC with over 17 years of experience, most recently gained at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to that, he worked at Cargill, Citigroup and Credit Suisse.
Guy joins from Investec, where he covered UK mid and small-cap mining companies.

Merrill Lynch
The bank has hired Richard Anooshian as a financial adviser in its wealth management division, focusing on Middle Eastern high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals.
Anooshian joins from HSBC Private Bank, where he was co-head of the Saudi Arabia team and team director for the Middle East and North Africa operations. Prior to that, he worked at Arner Bank in Switzerland and spent 26 years at JP Morgan in international capital markets and private banking.

HSBC Private Bank
The bank has appointed a new sales quality review team, headed by David Woodriffe from Barclays Wealth.

Woodriffe joins HSBC at the beginning of November. He was previously head of risk and business assurance at Barclays Wealth, and prior to that was a divisional training and competence manager at Abbey.

Baring Asset Management
The investment manager has opened an office in Dubai in response to growing demand from the Middle East, headed by Nisarg Trivedi.

Trivedi joins from the Bank Muscat Asset Management sales team, where he was responsible for growing their distribution network across both retail and institutional channels in Dubai. Before that, he was at HDFC Asset Management.