Brooks Macdonald Asset Management
The asset management firm has named Toby Thompson as investment manager for its London office. Thompson joins from New Star where he worked for eight years, following roles at Newton and Eagle Star Investment Managers. Thompson brings with him twenty years experience in the investment industry, and is an associate of the CFA Society of the UK.

Barclays Wealth
The wealth manager has named Deepak Malhotra as a managing director and wealth adviser within its wealth advisory business. Malhotra joins from Grant Thornton.

Renaissance Capital
The emerging markets investment bank has hired Damian Bunce as managing director, global head of electronic trading group. Bunce will become a member of the markets executive committee and report to Nick Andrews, global co-head of markets. Bunce joins from Barclays Capital, where he was a director and head of equities electronic sales and trading at the firm.

The brokerage has promoted Michael Dann to global head of agricultural business, from his current position of head of cocoa, coffee and sugar. Michael has been working in the brokerage business for 30 years, specialising in agriculture and commodities. He began his career with Marshall French & Lucas in 1980 and has worked at Drexel Burnham, Paine Webber and Brody White, in New York and London.

The magic circle law firm has made its first partner lateral hire in Sweden, electing Roger Johnson as a partner in the firm’s Stockholm office from January 2012. Johnson joins from Hannes Snellman, one of the leading Nordic law firms, where he has been a partner since September 2009. Roger previously worked at Linklaters’ Stockholm office between 2002 and 2009.