Amit Aggarwal has been appointed to lead the retail M&A team at PwC’s corporate finance business. Aggarwal brings more than 15 years’ experience in M&A and private equity to the role, having previously held senior positions at JP Morgan and Baugur. Aggarwal moves from the position of partner at Retail Partners, the retail-focused advisory business he co-founded that advised clients including Jacques Vert, Lloyds Banking Group and Adams.

Mirae Asset
The Asian asset management company has confirmed Betina Tomi? as senior sales manager for German-speaking Europe. Based in Mirae Asset’s EMEA headquarters in London, Tomi? will be responsible for marketing the company’s SICAV fund range to investors in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland.

Jones Lang LaSalle
Charles Cresser is returning to Jones Lang LaSalle’s English business as leader of the occupier team in the firm’s project and development services department. Cresser returns from Russia, where he spent two years developing LaSalle’s capability in the region.

Renaissance Capital
The emerging markets investment bank has hired Yavuz Uzay as head of Turkish equity research as it starts trading on the Instanbul Stock Exchange. Uzay joins from Goldman Sachs, where he was executive director in the EMEA fundamental strategies group.

Simmons & Simmons
Simon Barrett has been appointed as partner of the law firm’s projects practice. Barrett was previously a senior lawyer in the infrastructure and project finance group at Hogan Lovells Tokyo.

CB Richard Ellis
Alex Greaves has been confirmed as the real estate corporation’s senior sales negotiator in its London residential team. A former sales consultant at Harrods Estates, Greaves will expand the prime residential sales business.

Patrick Race has been promoted to head of Mercer’s UK investment consulting business. Race will additionally lead the company’s UK executive team and will sit on the leadership team for Mercer UK.

Stadia Trustees
The boutique investment specialist has confirmed Gordon Banks, formerly head of investment development at Suffolk Life, as its new financial controller.