Martyn Alderton has been appointed as managing director for asset management in the property services firm’s Corporate Client Department (CCD). He replaces David Brown, formerly managing director of LSL CCD and commercial director of LSL Property Services, who will retain his commercial director position. Alderton was previously operations director at the company.

The professional services firm has hired Steven Dicker, an expert in pensions risk management, as a pensions partner. Dicker joins from Goldman Sachs, prior to which he spent a decade as a pensions partner with Watson Wyatt.

The online travel group has appointed James Brooke as a non-executive director. Brooke, an investment manager at Henderson Global Investors, Travelzest’s largest single shareholder, will receive no remuneration for the role.

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has strengthened its UK Institutional Sales team by appointing Peter Clarke as institutional sales director. Clarke joins from placement agency Calimere Point Advisors. Prior to that, he was head of UK and Ireland credit sales at Nomura International.

The asset financier has appointed Ian Isaac as MD of Lombard Business & Commercial. Isaac returns to the firm from the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, where he was head of strategy, marketing and communications for the Business & Commercial Banking team.

First State Investments
The asset manager has hired Helene Williamson to lead its new Emerging Markets Debt team. Williamson, who will start in September, joins from F&C Asset Management, where she was head of emerging market debt.

Cushman & Wakefield
The property firm has appointed Calum Ewing as a partner in its central London retail team. Ewing will join Cushman & Wakefield in September after spending five years at Knight Frank, where he was a partner.