Ian Henley has been appointed as head of corporate & structured banking in the UK commercial banking team at HSBC, which supports businesses with a turnover above £25m. He succeeds Stuart Grant, who is moving to Hong Kong to take up a new role of global head of corporate for the commercial banking division. Henley joined HSBC in 2011 as deputy head of corporate and structured banking, following senior roles at the CBI, Deutsche Bank and RBS.

The investment bank has hired Ian Rennardson as a managing director and senior analyst and Andrew Lee as a senior vice president and senior analyst to lead the firm’s equity research coverage of the lodging, gaming, travel, cruise and food service industries. Both join from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The law firm has appointed Paul Kreijger as a counsel to lead its new competition practice in Amsterdam. Kreijger joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Pathfinder Minerals
The natural resources company has appointed Major-General Jacinto Veloso as a non-executive director. Veloso, who owns 13.5 per cent of Pathfinder’s issued share capital, is an adviser to the president of the Republic of Mozambique and a member of the country’s National Defence and Security Council.

Squarestone Brasil
The Anglo-Brazilian real estate and investment firm has appointed Neil Varnham as non-executive chairman. Varnham is currently head of retail funds at Cadena Holdings, the holding company of Pradera Asset Management.

The European Fund and Asset Management Association has elected Claude Kremer, a founding partner at Arendt & Medernach, to succeed Jean-Baptiste de Franssu as president for a two-year term. The body has also elected Christian Dargnat, the chief executive of BNP Paribas Asset Management, and Massimo Tosato, the executive vice chairman of Schroders, as vice-presidents.

The interdealer broker has appointed Brigitte Trafford, formerly group communications director for Lloyds Banking Group, as director of corporate affairs.

Addington Capital
The property asset manager has appointed Alex Wagstaff, formerly of Spectrum Property Management, as a partner to lead its retail asset division.