Berenberg Bank
The private bank has strengthened its new London private banking operation, launched in January, by appointing Max White as a director to focus on clients in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the North West. White (pictured) joins from Morgan Stanley, where he spent eight years in the private wealth management division. Berenberg has also appointed Charlotte Baird as an associate director. Baird joins from Deloitte, where she specialised in dealing with ultra high net worth individuals.

Troika Dialog
The private investment bank has appointed Anton Malkov as a director in its investment banking department. Malkov, who will be responsible for arranging deals in equity capital markets, advising on M&A deals, deal structuring and investment consultation, was previously chief executive of JP Morgan’s investment banking department in Moscow.

Anglo American
Tracey Kerr will succeed Graham Brown as group head of exploration at the mining group. Kerr joins from Vale, where she was director of exploration for the Americas with responsibility for all exploration activities. Prior to that, Kerr worked at BHP, where she held exploration roles in Australia, Canada and the UK.

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has strengthened its fixed income team by appointing Sarah Wall, formerly of M&G Investments, as senior asset backed security investment analyst.

Kii Hub
The key investor information documents (KIIDs) producer today has appointed Martin Jones as head of operations and Christine Sorrell as head of client service and administration. Jones joins from Aviva Investors and Sorrell was previously head of product services at Gartmore.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals
The FTSE 250 pharmaceuticals company has appointed Robert Pickering as an independent non-executive director, effective from 1 September. Pickering will join the board’s audit and remuneration committees, as well as the compliance, responsibility and ethics committee. Until his retirement in 2008, Pickering was chief executive of Cazenove and JP Morgan Cazenove.

The insurer has promoted Lisa Byrne, a senior member of the underwriting team, to acting head of underwriting in the Exeter office. Byrne will stand in for head of underwriting Anna Rogers, who goes on maternity leave at the end of August.