Crest Nicholson
The house builder has appointed Trevor Selwyn as managing director of a newly formed London division. The new division will have an annual turnover of £100m, developing mid-range sites in and around the capital. Selwyn was formerly at Countryside Properties, and spent his last seven years there as land director for subsidiary Copthorn Homes. He left in 2009 to establish property developer Team Homes, a specialist in mixed-used developments in north, south and east London.

The stockbroker has appointed equities analyst Sandy Chen to its institutional equities research department. Chen’s former roles include head of emerging European banks research at Credit Suisse and UK banks analyst at Collins Stewart and Panmure Gordon. He also founded retail banking start-up Walton & Co, where he remains a director.

The Big Four firm has appointed Richard Laikin as head of its UK water group. Laikin started his career at PwC and re-joined the company as a director in the power and utilities consulting team at the end of 2010.

RBS Insurance
Neil Manser has joined RBS Insurance as head of investor relations. Manser most recently worked at the general insurer Brit Insurance, where he led investor and ratings agency relations.

The Guinness family office and asset management boutique has appointed Richard Ford as chief executive. Ford was most recently CEO of WH Ireland and has previously worked at Spencer House Capital Management, ORN Capital and Fidelity Investments.

Cazenove Capital
Carter Holloran has joined the fund manager as a high yield credit analyst, reporting to Cazenove Capital’s head of credit Peter Harvey. He joins from European Credit Management, where he was an analyst specialising in European industrial credit.

Aureos Capital
The private equity fund manager specialising in emerging markets has appointed Marlon Sahetapy as a principal responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa to expand its private sector investor base. He moves from Hermes Focus Asset Management, where he was director, marketing and investor relations.