Smith & Williamson
Geoff Everett (pictured) has been appointed as London head of private client tax services for independent financial services firm Smith & Williamson. In addition, Joss Dalrymple has been appointed as head of private client tax services nationally. Dalrymple will be overseeing communication between offices while Everett will replace her in her previous role as head of the division in London. Everett is now leading a team of 75 people in the London office, based in Moorgate.

Canaccord Genuity
The global capital markets division of Canaccord Financial has added Gareth Evans as a senior IT and technology analyst. Evans has twice won stock picker of the year award by StarMine. He joins the firm after a decade at Investec and has formerly worked at ABN Amro. He will begin at Canaccord in March.

Ernst & Young
The financial services firm has appointed Jane Cannon as a partner in its defence and security practice. She will be in charge of building market share and finding new opportunities in the market.

She moves to the company from Lockheed Martin and has also worked at QinetiQ and BT. Overall, Ernst & Young’s advisory practice has now added 11 new partners in the last year.

Perella Weinberg Partners
The independent financial services firm has hired six new partners. Two will be based in London on the corporate advisory practice: Graham Davidson and Klaus Wülfing.

Davidson has worked at Perella Weinberg since 2006, before which he was a vice president at Merrill Lynch. Wülfing joined the firm in 2007, when he moved from Credit Suisse. The other four partners will be based in New York.

XCAP Securities
The independent financial advisory had appointed David Hargreaves as a mining consultant and Austin McKelvie as a mining and metals analyst. The hires bring the company’s payroll to 50.