Elizabeth Fournier
Mayer Brown
The City law firm has boosted its asset finance team with the hire of former Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe European managing partner Stuart McAlpine.

McAlpine focuses on cross-border asset and project finance transactions in the shipping, offshore and energy sectors. At Orrick, he spent time in the firm’s Singapore, London and Paris offices. He was the firm’s European managing partner between 2008 and 2009.

Matrix Group
David Wilson has joined the asset management and banking firm as deputy chief executive of investment banking.

Wilson has over 25 years experience in the city, most recently as chief executive of Piper Jaffray where he also served as global chairman of healthcare and on the leadership team of the group.

Matrix also appointed Rajeev Bahl and Chris Wickham as co-heads of research. Bahl previously worked for Piper Jaffray as principal, senior research analyst covering software and IT services. Wickham joined Matrix in November 2010.

Cushman & Wakefield
The real estate brokers has hired Tony Edwards, Simon Wild and Chris Parfitt as partners in its Southern retail agency team.

Edwards and Wild both join the real estate firm from Jones Lang LaSalle, in which Edwards was the head of their Southern retail agency. Parfitt was previously head of leasing at Centros.

Mark Christer has been appointed managing director of UK personal lines by the global insurer. Previously Christer was managing director of MORE THAN and group chief executive of renewable energy. Christer will be responsible for RSA’s personal lines business.