Bluefin Wealth Management
Bluefin Wealth Management, a subsidiary of AXA, has appointed two new financial planners in its London office. Geoffrey Winchester (pictured) joins the firm from St James’s Place Wealth Management, where he was consulting on wealth management and has previously worked at Edward Jones and HSBC as a stockbroker. Paul Bradley joins Bluefin from SEI Private Banking, where he was a relationship manager.

AXA Investment Managers
AXA’s wealth management division has appointed Susan Sternglass Noble as a portfolio manager. She will be in charge of AXA Framlington’s equities portolio, management and research and will be based in the London office.

Sternglass Noble is moving over from CQS and has over 23 years’ experience in the industry, having worked for Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

She will be reporting to Mark Beveridge and will begin in this role in January.

Pinsent Masons
International law firm Pinsent Masons has hired Neil McInnes and Benjamin Long for its corporate criminal practice, in preparation for April 2011, when the Bibery Act comes into effect. They will both report to Simon Joyston-Bechal. McInnes joins from Blindmans, while Long moves over from Furnival Chambers.

White & Case
Following its two hires announced in this column yesterday, global law firm White & Case has appointed an additional partner in its London office.

David Crook will join the English law mergers and acquisitions practice, moving from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he has been a partner for ten years. He has worked on both domestic and cross-border deals, including deals in emerging markets.

Evolution Securities
Evolution has announced the apointment of two new hires: Simon Strong and Matt Judge.
Strong is joining the research team, starting immediately, and will be covering UK software and IT. He joins the firm from Peel Hunt and brings over 17 years’ experience in financial services. He has previouskly worked at KBC Peel Hunt and Panmure Gordon.

Judge joins Evolution from EOC Partners, where he was an executive director. He has formerly worked at Nomura International and JP Morgan.

GLG, an investment manager division of Man Group, has added Simon Freeman to its event-driven team. Freeman will be reporting to Gerard Griffin, who joined the company earlier this year.

Freeman comes to GLG from Credit Suisse, where was a managing director for event-driven strategies. Previoulsy, he has worked at Bear Sterns as well as for UBS.