Hawkpoint Partners
Simon Russell has been appointed as managing director of Hawkpoint Partners. With an extensive portfolio across top European companies, Russell was previously head of technology at Dresdner Kleinwort as well as the head of European technology at Thomas Weisel Partners. He has also provided advice to corporate clients including Liquavista, 2e2, Wolters Kluwer and Datatec Group on M&A and capital market assignments.

The specialist in personalised investment management services has appointed Richard Carter as its senior fixed interest specialist. Based in the 20-strong research team in London, he will report to Duncan Gwyther, chief investment officer and cover segregated securities and bond funds.

Carter has over ten years’ experience in investment management, having previously spent seven years at Baring Asset Management. Prior to joining Quilter, he was global fixed income and currency fund manager at Blackfriars Asset Management.

Governance for Owners Group
Yoichiro Iwama, chairman of the Japan Securities Investment Advisers Association, will be joining Governance for Owners’ board of directors. Iwana has extensive experience in insurance and management after serving on the boards of Aozora bank, DMC Japan Holdings and the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry.

Matrix Group
The investment banking business has appointed Richard Morse as senior adviser where he will be primarily focusing on small to mid-cap energy technology companies in the power, new energy and clean tech space. Morse has more than 30 years of corporate finance advisory experience with a strong emphasis in the utilities and infrastructure sectors.

He was previously managing director at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Goldman Sachs.

Credit Suisse
The financial services company named five new research analysts to cover the banks sector, based in London. Carla Antunes da Silva will join Credit Suisse as managing director, Amit Goel as vice president, Ignacio Cerezo Olmos as a director responsible for Southern European banks coverage, and Andrea Unzueta as an associate and Maxence Gouvello as director.

In addition, Nick Gough and Justine Shih join as directors on the specialist sales desk.