Bob Pringle (pictured), has been appointed head of equity capital markets at KPMG, joining the company from Hoare Govett. In addition, the company has hired Jonathan Coddington and James Murray as partners. Coddington moves over from Hawkpoint and will be working on KPMG’s healthcare deals team, while Murray comes to the firm from Rothschild and will be concentrating on consumer mergers and acquisitions.

The fiduciary manager has increased the size of its institutional investment team with the hire of Geoffrey Randells as client investment strategist for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will be based in London and reporting to Terry Gerlich, who is based in the US.

Randells has spent five years at KBC Asset Management and has previously worked at Philips, Hager & North as well as CIN Management. At SEI he will be focused on institutional clients.

White & Case
The law firm has increased its cross-border English law mergers and acquisitions team with Gavin Weir. He joins the firm from Simmons and Simmons, where he has been a partner for nearly five years.

His speciality is advising on international and domestic M&A, takeovers, auctions and corporate governance.

The asset manager has appointed Irina Miklavchich as a fund manager in global emerging market equities. She will join the Asia ex Japan team, headed by Vanessa Donegan. She joins the company from Goldman Sachs, where she was an executive director in principle strategies.

The creators of SecondaryNet, the private equity online marketplace, has hired Christopher Godfrey as head of business development.