Asset manager Threadneedle has hired Michael Langlois (pictured) as its head of wholesale distribution, Asia. He will begin work in January and will be working closely with Raymundo Yu. Langlois will be in charge of relationships with Asian financial institutions and also of dealings with global private banks. He joins the firm from Permal Group and has also worked previously at Merill Lynch.

PwC has added to its nuclear energy practice with three appointments, all of whom will start immediately. Richard Lobley moves over from an investment firm in Abu Dhabi, having spent 10 years consulting after his career as a Royal Navy nuclear submarine engineer. He will now be based in London.

Rebecca Holyhead is also joining the firm, building on her 10 years’ experience in the UK nuclear industry. She moves to PwC’s London office from the World Nuclear Association. Matt Burley has also been hired and will be based in Bristol.

White & Case
The global law firm has appointed two new partners, Jacqueline Evans and Lee Cullinane, who bring over 40 years’ experience in bank finance and acquisition law between them. They both join the company from Mayer Brown. Previously, Evans was a partner for a decade at Allen & Overy in its leveraged finance practice, while Lee has been a partner for 15 years at Clifford Chance.

Samena Capital
Ekaterina Sharashidze has joined Samena Capital as an executive director of strategy and business development. She will lead the firm’s business opportunities strategy, building on her 15 years’ business experience in management consulting, investment banking and venture capital. She has also worked for the government of Georgia for five years, including a stint as a minister, during which time she led major economic reforms.

Asia Property Fund
The APF has added Erle Spratt as a fund manager and Yung Ho as an investment manager. Spratt joins the firm from Lend Lease Management in Singapore, while Ho joins from LaSalle.