The property firm has strengthened its building and project consultancy team by hiring surveyors Edward Wilson and Tim Cole, who will be based at the Finsbury Circus office in the City of London. Wilson (pictured) joins Savills from Drivers Jonas Deloitte, where he worked in the building consultancy team for over three years. Cole joins from DTZ, where he worked in project management in the building consultancy division with clients including Prudential, Barclays and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Kestrel Partners
John Ricciardi has been appointed to lead the firm’s investment management division and to oversee the launch of a global multi-asset fund. Ricciardi was previously head of global asset allocation for Iveagh, the Guinness family office, and lead manager of the Iveagh Wealth Fund.

Barry Misthal has been appointed as the new global head of PwC’s industrial manufacturing group. Misthal, who is based at PwC’s Philadelphia office, is also a partner in the firm’s assurance practice. PwC has also appointed Simon Chard, formerly head of the UK contract risk and compliance team at Deloitte, to lead a new financial services sector service in its commercial assurance team.

GE Capital
The financial services division of General Electric has appointed James Simeons as corporate originations and structuring director in its corporate structured finance team. Simeons joins GE Capital from Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, where he was responsible for trade receivables securitisation.

The wealth manager has appointed Dean Lomas as business development manager, covering London and the south east. Lomas will focus on sourcing high net worth clients for Quilter’s head office, reporting to managing director Stephen Vakil.

Russell Investments
The investment management company has appointed Jim Leggate as managing director of its Middle East region. Leggate, who has spent the last 14 years covering the Middle East, was most recently executive director and head of EMEA asset owners and investment consulting at the investment support firm MSCI.

Chadbourne & Parke
Simon Schmidt has joined the law firm as an international partner in the Dubai office. Schmidt, whose MENA clients have included investment banks, high net worth individuals and governmental entities, was previously chief operating officer and general counsel for Gulf Fund Management in Dubai.