ING Real Estate
The investment management company has appointed Mike Evans, the chairman of stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown, as a new non-executive director.

Evans has held an advisory role with ING for over three years. He also recently completed a two-year stint as director of life assurance at law firm Pinsent Masons and originally spent almost 20 years working for Skandia, latterly as chief operating officer.

Edison Investment Research
The research group has appointed Mick Cooper, Lara Gregorek, Roger Johnston and Katherine Thompson as analysts.

Cooper and Gregorek specialise in the healthcare and biotech sectors and join from Astaire Securities and Canaccord Adams respectively.

Johnston joins the industrials team, having previously worked as an aerospace and defence analyst at Numis, while technology analyst Thompson was formerly at Citigroup.

Newedge Group
Paul Wilde has joined the multi-asset brokerage firm as European treasurer and deputy group treasurer.

Wilde joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he led the restructuring and transfer of ABN Treasury into the group. He has also previously worked for Banc of America Securities as head of financial institution ABS origination.

Stephenson Harwood
The law firm has hired Jayesh Patel as a partner from Denton Wilde Sapte.
Patel previously worked at the likes of Linklaters, Clifford Chance and Theodore

Goddard, and specialises in corporate trusts, debt restructuring and real estate finance.
One of a small handful of corporate trusts and bond restructuring lawyers in the City, he has acted for institutional bondholders or bond trustees in the restructuring or insolvency of a number of major corporates, including Heron, Barings, Railtrack, Marconi and British Energy.

The firm has also taken on Jonathan Proctor from Denton Wilde Sapte as a senior associate.

Debevoise & Plimpton
The law firm has appointed Tom Epps to its London office as international counsel in the European litigation practice.

Epps’ practice focuses on fraud-related litigation and defence, particularly business and regulatory investigations into corruption, insider dealing, money laundering and market abuse.

He was formerly a partner at Russell Jones & Walker.

Asian Business Association
The association has named Sunil Gadhia, head of the India practice at international law firm Stephenson Harwood, as its new chairman.

Gadhia takes over from former Numerica chief executive and serial entrepreneurTony Sarin, who led the ABA for the past six years.