Elizabeth Fournier
The Italian commercial bank has hired Laurent Dupeyron, previously chief executive officer of Olympia Capital Management, to be the global head of wholesale and institution equity derivatives distribution. Prior to Olympia, from 1996 to 2008, he worked for Goldman Sachs in various positions in the equity derivatives and equity finance businesses, mostly as an managing director based in London. He will report to TJ Lim, global head of markets.

Grant Thornton
The financial and business advising firm appointed Stephen Rigby as a partner and head of the performance improvement business unit. Stephen formerly worked for Deloitte in the corporate finance team and has 23 years of experience in the field.

The interdealer broker has announced named Gary Pettit global head of financial futures and options. Pettit is moving from MF Global, where he was global head of futures and options, and will be based in London. ICAP has also appointed 25 former MF Global staff in the cities of London, New York, Chicago and Sydney.

Man Group
Ruud Hendriks has been appointed as non-executive chairman of the hedge fund’s institutional department and is stepping down from his position as non-executive director of the board. Hendriks was previously a managing director and co-head of sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Goldman Sachs and global head of institutional sales for Robeco, the international asset manager.

The UK’s biggest provider of student accommodation has named Manjit Wolstenholme as a non-executive director and chair designate of the audit committee. She is expected to become chair of the audit committee when the current chair, Nigel Hall, steps down next year. Wolstenholme is a non-executive director of Albany Investment Trust and became its chair in 2011.

Dentons Pension Management
The specialist provider and administrator of self invested pension products has announced the appointment of John Moret as a non-executive director, subject to regulatory approval. Moret is known as Mr SIPP for his pioneering work across the Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) market, having set up his own specialist consultancy MoretoSIPPs in 2010 and spending over twenty years championing the use of such pensions.