Cushman & Wakefield
The global property consultant has appointed Michael Lindsay as a partner and head of its EMEA corporate finance team in London. Lindsay was formerly a partner and UK head of corporate finance at KPMG, and director in Citigroup’s real estate and lodging investment banking team.

Signia Wealth
Etienne de Merlis has been appointed as an executive director in the fund manager’s investment team, managing discretionary and advisory accounts for ultra high net worth clients. De Merlis joins from JP Morgan Private Bank, where he was a portfolio manager for UHNW individuals.

The independent investment platform has appointed Jim Clay, formerly a senior member of the UK sales team at SEI, as business development manager.

Ian Ackerley has been appointed as investments director, UK Retail Business Banking. He joins from Virgin Money, where he was managing director of investments and pensions.

The real estate fund manager has hired Chris Nash, formerly a director and fund manager at ING Real Estate, as director of institutional business.