RBC Capital Markets
The corporate and investment bank has hired Mark Sartori as head of European trading and sales trading, and Calum MacInnes as head of European sales.

Sartori, pictured, was most recently at Macquarie Securities, where he was head of financial institutions. He has also worked at Fox-Pitt Kelton, Cazenove and Credit Suisse.

MacInnes also joins from Macquarie, where he was head of pan-European equity sales.

Collins Stewart
The stockbroker has hired Harold Hutchinson to head up its coverage of the pan-European utilities sector.

Hutchinson joins from Macquarie Securities, where he has been head of global utilities for the past two years.

Prior to that, he held senior roles at ING and Commerzbank and lectured in economics at Oxford University.

WH Ireland
The small-cap stockbroking group has appointed Alan Kershaw as finance and operations director after he joined the group in January this year to help with its restructuring.

Kershaw was previously head of technology and operations at JP Morgan Invest.

His appointment comes after fund manager Paul Compton joined the firm from Toscafund Asset Management as chief executive.

The law firm has appointed Fiona Hobbs as head of client sectors for a four-year term.
Hobbs, who also becomes a member of the firm’s executive committee, is a partner in the projects practice. She takes over from Richard Godden, standing down after five years in the role.

James Taylor has joined the fund management group as director of government bonds.

He joins from Gulf International, where he was head of fixed income, and has also previously worked for almost nine years as a senior portfolio manager at Morley Fund Management.

Investec Growth and Acquisition Finance, part of the Investec specialist private bank, has hired Tristan Nagler from KPMG Corporate Finance.

Nagler originally joined KPMG in 1998 and rose through the ranks to his most recent position as a director in the corporate finance M&A team.