Ernst & Young
The accountancy firm has hired Samantha Keen to join its restructuring practice as a partner, working with the liquidations and strategic exit routes (LASER) team.

Keen has over 18 years of experience in the insolvency and restructuring arena, and has recently focused on advising clients about solvent reorganisation and legal entity rationalisation issues.

She joins EY from Grant Thornton.

Premier Asset Management
The asset manager has hired Chris White from Threadneedle Asset Management as a senior investment manager.

White will take over the firm’s Premier income, alpha income and monthly income funds from the beginning of December.

He has been a director at Threadneedle since 2002, and prior to that managed the LMI UK equity income and monthly income funds at Legg Mason.

The insurance group has hired Cath Whitaker as a senior vice president in the international division of its global market relationship management team.

Whitaker joins from Willis, where she was most recently acting managing director of its strategic carrier relationships.

Kinsey Allen
The executive search firm has taken on Isabella Trupke to lead its legal and compliance business across continental Europe.

Trupke, who originally qualified as a barrister in the UK, will focus on senior hires in the European financial services sector, having spent the past four years in Frankfurt, recruiting senior legal and compliance figures in the banking and financial services industry.

Bluefin Advisory Services
Bluefin, a subsidiary of Axa UK, has hired Mark Bondi as a senior technical adviser in the technical team in its corporate consulting business.

Bondi joins from Heath Lambert, where he held a similar position.

The FTSE 250 outsourcing specialist has appointed Katherine Thomas as its new group HR director, overseeing 57,000 employees. She will also join the firm’s executive board.

Thomas, 44, was previously group talent and leadership director at BT.