The global law firm has hired Bernd Bohr as a partner in the corporate and securities practice. Bohr is relocating from the New York office of Allen & Overy to support the expansion of Mayer Brown’s US M&A and capital markets practice in Europe. He specialises in SEC-registered securities offerings, public and private M&A transactions and cross-border transactions. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Bohr worked for Allen & Overy in New York, London, Switzerland and Hong Kong.
Barclays’ wealth management arm has appointed Januar Tjandra as head of greater China, based in Hong Kong. Tjandra will join on 5 December from Goldman Sachs, where his roles included co-head of the Hong Kong office and head of the Taiwan desk.
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Darren Coote has been appointed as global head of FX spot trading, based in London. Coote joins from UBS, where he was global head of FX spot.
The HR consultancy has appointed Simon Davies to lead its UK defined contribution consulting team. Davies joins from Standard Life, where he was head of corporate client relationships.
The travel network has appointed its chief technology officer Chris Martin to the board. Joining Martin on the board is Alan Martin, who has been confirmed as chief financial officer after taking the role on an interim basis in July.
The change advisory firm has hired Nicholas Beatty and John Hardy as directors in its financial advisory team, and Jeremy Roberts as a principal. Beatty moves from BNP Paribas corporate finance and Hardy and Roberts join from Lansdowne Capital.
Glendevon King Asset Management has appointed Andrew Grant and Jeremy Soames to its advisory board. Grant is the founder of financial PR firm Tulchan and Soames is currently chairman of Barbican Managing Agency, after spending 20 years at NM Rothschild Group.
Michael Baptista has been appointed as global head of research to succeed Thorsten Weinelt, who becomes the new head of private wealth management at HypoVereinsbank. Baptista moves from RBS-owned ABN Amro, where he led the global cash equity team.
The Futures and Options Association has appointed Blake Stephenson as manager, regulation. Stephenson joins from the Financial Services Authority.