Speechly Bircham
The law firm has appointed Jonathan Crawford as a partner in its corporate practice.
Crawford joins from Mayer Brown, where he was also a partner in the London corporate group.
He specialises in the financial services sector, where he has a wealth of previous experience of large, often cross-border, transactional work including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

BNP Paribas
The French bank’s corporate and investment banking division has appointed Bob Fernandez as head of debt capital markets in the central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia (CEEMEA) region.

Fernandez, who will now lead BNP Paribas’ recently-expanded DCM team in London, was most recently head of Standard Bank’s cross-border and domestic origination team in Africa.

Lyxor Asset Management
The exchange traded funds (ETF) specialist, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Société Générale, has appointed Andrew Walsh as director of UK institutional sales.
Walsh previously worked in equity cash sales at SocGen for five years, and with HSBC in London and New York for ten years.

Lyxor manages the second-biggest range of ETFs in Europe, with €35bn (£30.6bn) in assets under management.

Wolters Kluwer
The risk and compliance provider to banks and insurers has appointed two financial crime experts in London.

Steve Hancock joins as director of regulatory and financial crime programmes, having previously held the role of global money laundering prevention head at Prudential.

Toni Sless joins as a financial crime product specialist and moves over from UK Payments Administration (formerly APACS), where she was a fraud project manager.

Aga Rangemaster
The kitchen range-maker has hired Jonathan Carling as a non-executive director. Carling is currently chief operating officer at Aston Martin Lagonda.

He replaces board director Peter Tom, the chairman of Leicester Tigers rugby club, who steps down after six and a half years at the group.

The real estate investment manager has appointed Robert Howe as head of UK real estate. Howe was formerly head of UK investment for Valad, which he joined from Green Property, where he was a board director.