Chalsys Capital Partners
Chalsys Capital Partners has appointed General Sir Mike Jackson as a special adviser, effective immediately. Jackson will provide specialist advice on renewable energy investments at the investment firm focused on clean tech, green infrastructure and natural resources. Jackson served as the UK’s chief of the general staff 2003-2006 after 45 years in the British army. He is also adviser to PA Consulting and a non-executive director of ForceSelect.

Barclays Corporate
The bank has moved Philip Richardson to its hospitality and leisure team from Barclays infrastructure and structured product finance team. Richardson has more than 20 years’ experience in banking.

He was in charge of Barclays’ healthcare strategy in infrastructure and will now jointly lead the hospitality and leisure team alongside Mike Saul.

Dean Cheeseman has been appointed as equity portfolio manager in Mercer’s investment management business. Based in London, he will be in charge of discretionary manager selection for equity mandates and will oversee more than $2bn of client assets.

Cheeseman has 15 years’ experience in manager selection, having previously been head of fund of funds at Foreign & Colonial, where he was in charge of $1.5bn of retail assets.

He has also worked as head of developed markets at Forsyth Partners and was an associate divisional director at Morgan Stanley Quilter.

Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management has appointed Alf Monsen as a financial adviser focusing on Norwegian ultra high net worth individuals and family offices, based in the London office.

He will report to Adam Horowitz and will work closely with Steen Foldberg.

Previously, he worked at ABN Amro.

The pensions risk management firm has hired three new assistant vice presidents: Matthew Furniss and Robert Heathcoat, who both join from Punter Southall, and Chris Hoffman, who joins from the Pension Protection Fund.

Furniss will work in the client solutions group, helping clients to manage their pension risk. Hoffman and Heathcoat will be working in the firm’s professional services team.