DLA Piper
Tony Angel, the former firm-wide managing partner of Linklaters, has joined DLA Piper as global co-chairman and senior partner of the international law firm. He will serve alongside global chairman Francis B Burch Jr and work with the firm’s chief executives Sir Nigel Knowles and Lee I Miller. Following his tenure at Linklaters between 1998 and 2007, Angel served as executive managing director and head of EMEA at Standard & Poor’s, where he was a member of the global operating committee.

Marks Sattin
The specialist accountancy and finance recruiter has appointed Paul Collier as UK & Ireland regional director. Collier was promoted internally from director of commerce and industry in London.

Smith & Williamson
Smith & Williamson Investment Management has hired Julian Polnik as head of the broker desk for its pooled funds business, effective from 14 November. Polnik joins from Close Brothers, where he held a similar role.

Towers Watson
The professional services firm has strengthened its international consulting group in London by appointing benefits financing specialist Barry Perkins. Perkins joins from HSBC, where he was most recently a senior manager in the group insurance risk arm.

The media and B2B barter company has appointed Sir David Michels, deputy chairman of Marks & Spencer and Christopher Mackenzie, the chairman of oil services firms Borets and OGS, as non-executive directors.

F&C Thames River
Torquil Wheatley has been appointed as product and performance manager in the multi-alternative team. He joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was director, GFFX global markets structuring and head of currency solutions for pension funds and insurers.

Mizuho Corporate Bank
Neil Barclay has been appointed as co-head of loan capital markets at Mizuho Corporate Bank. Barclay, who joins from Barclays Capital, will be jointly responsible for the syndicated loan product in the EMEA region, reporting to David Yeoman, head of EMEA syndications.

Old Mutual Asset Managers
The find manager has hired Anthony Pickering as client and sales director responsible for Non-UK institutional business. He joins from AllianceBernstein, where he was director of client relations.