IG Group has appointed Christopher Hill as its new chief financial officer from April next year. In his new role he will also be a member of the group’s board, helping to make strategic decisions about the company. To take the job, he will be moving over from his role as CFO of Travelex, where he has worked since 2007. Formerly, he has also worked at VWR International, a US-based lab supply company and General Electric.
Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young has appointed five new partners in its Europe, Middle East, India & Africa financial services advisory practice: Nasir Ahmad, Richard Brown, Maren Hausmann, Andreas Lannes and Knut Schafer.
Paul Cuatrecasas has joined the digital TV company as a non-executive director, starting immediately. He will draw on his mergers and acquisitions experience in order to offer advice to the company. He is also the founder and chief executive of Aquaa Partners and founded Alegro Capital in 2003.
Previoulsy, he has worked at ARC Associates and during his career has worked on over 35 M&A transactions.
Coutts & Co
Coutts has added James Hosking to its private banking team. He will be reporting to Peter Blatchford, a client partner, and will be responsible for giving support and advice to the bank’s private clients in Devon.
He has previously worked at the Bank of Scotland Investment Service and HSBC.
Futures and Options Association
The FOA has appointed Kathleen Trayner as director of regulation, effective from January. She joins the association from the London Stock Exchange, where she was head of regulatory strategy. She has also worked for six years at TSX Group as senior legal counsel.
RBC Wealth Management
The Royal Bank of Canada’s Wealth Management division has added Julian Washington as a director in its British Isles’ private client fiduciary services team. He will be in charge of drumming up business in London, reporting to Steve Sokic.
Washington will bring over 17 years’ experience in private client trust, tax and estate planning services. He moves to RBC Wealth Management from Forsters, where he was a partner. He has also worked at Charles Russell.