Jupiter Asset Management
Amanda Sillars (pictured) and David Lewis have joined Jupiter’s Merlin fund-of-funds team as fund selection specialist and assistant fund manager respectively. Sillars was formerly investment director and executive director at JP Morgan Asset Management, where she managed about 500 funds and investment trusts. Lewis has been promoted from Jupiter’s private clients & charities division, where he was assistant fund manager.

State Street
The financial services provider has appointed Maria Cantillon as global head of sales for its alternative investment solutions business, based in London. Cantillon was previously head of alternative investment managers at BNP Paribas Securities Services.

Mayer Brown
The law firm has hired Mark Compton to strengthen the financial services regulation and enforcement group in its London office. Compton joins from BP, where he was the senior financial services regulatory lawyer.

BNP Paribas
Julian van Kan, previously head of loan syndications and trading at BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking, has been promoted to head of the company’s financial institutions group Europe.

Akin Gump
Edward Zaelke and Adam Umanoff have joined the law firm’s project finance practice as partners in its Los Angeles office. Both join from Chadbourne & Parke and specialise in project finance and renewable energy.

The law firm has strengthened its tax team by appointing Heather Self and Tom Cartwright as directors. Self joins from HM Revenue & Customs and Cartwright joins from Ashurst.

Weir Group
Pauline Lafferty, formerly a partner at recruiter The Miles Partnership, has been appointed as director of HR for the engineering group, based in Glasgow. In addition, Gavin Nichol, currently president of Weir SPM in Fort Worth, has been appointed as director of operations support and development, also based in Glasgow. Nichol is replaced by Paul Coppinger, formerly president of Circor Energy.

Jill Shedden, who started as a graduate at the gas giant in 1988, has been promoted from HR director for Centrica Energy to group director for human resources, effective from 1 July. Shedden will succeed Anne Minto, who will retire at the end of June.

CB Richard Ellis
The property adviser has appointed Toby Lambert as associate director in its land agency team, part of the government & infrastructure division. Lambert joins from Bovis Homes, where he was a land manager.