Amati Global Investors
The newly-formed investment manager, which manages the Noble Aim VCT and CF Noble UK Smaller Companies funds, has appointed Eddie Edmonstone as a director.

Edmonstone is something of a veteran in the City, having previously been director of corporate broking at stockbroking group FinnCap. He was also formerly a founder of Peel Hunt, after leaving his original career as a captain in the Scots Guards to pursue a career in broking.

Piper Jaffray
The mid-market investment bank has appointed Bob Peterson as global head of equities.

Peterson will relocate to London from Minnesota, where he led the firm’s US equities business.

In his new role, he will focus on accelerating the development of equities resources in Europe and Asia, increasing global distribution of equity research, and enhancing cross-border trade execution capabilities.

The bank has promoted Chris Blackburn to head of European event driven sales and trading, a role based in London.

Blackburn joined Jefferies in 2008 and previously worked for nine years at Lehman Brothers, where he directed the London event driven trading desk.

Joining him on the event driven desk are trader Mark Brodie, who has experience working for the likes of Bear Stearns and JP Morgan; desk analyst Roderick Manalo, who was previously at Deutsche Bank and Citi; and institutional salesman Holger Klees, who cut his banking teeth at Pali International, Lehman Brothers and Dresdner Kleinwort.

CPA Global
The legal services outsourcing provider has appointed Leah Cooper, former managing attorney at Rio Tinto, to its executive team.

Cooper previously spearheaded Rio Tinto’s move into legal outsourcing, saving the mining giant up to 20 per cent per annum on its legal costs.