AnaCap Financial Partners
AnaCap, the European financial services private equity firm, has promoted Justin Sulger and Fabrizio Cesario (pictured), head of credit opportunities and head of mergers and acquisitions respectively, to partner. Sulger joined AnaCap in July 2006 as part of the business services team, before expanding the firm’s risk and liability management arm. Cesario joined AnaCap in May 2010 and specialises in advising European financial institutions and M&A transactions.

City Index Group
The spread betting firm as appointed Ashraf Laidi as its chief global strategist. Laidi joins City Index from CMC Markets, where he oversaw the analysis and forecasting functions of G-10 currency pairs and advised on FX markets and global central bank policy.

NewRiver Retail
The UK real estate investment trust has appointed Charles Miller as an executive director, effective from 1 April. Miller moves from Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was director and head of development of the retail property team. He sits on the advisory board of the British Council of Shopping Centres and chairs the Urban Regeneration Committee.

Adrian Lee & Partners
The currency specialist for institutional investors has hired Jonathan Hayes as director of global marketing. He joins AL&P from Stamford Associates, where he was head of business development and client services. Prior to that, he was head of pooled pension business at Credit Suisse Asset Management.

Dr Lucy O’Carroll has been appointed as chief economist at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, based in Edinburgh. O’Carroll joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where she held the role of senior economist.

Lime Tree
Former Skandia and Cofunds chief executive Brett Williams has joined the newly established private equity firm Lime Tree Investment Partners as a founder partner. He joins alongside Tim West and Neil Lewis, formerly at Babcock & Brown and iShares respectively, and Tim Levy, the founder of Future Capital Partners.

Alvarez & Marsal
The professional services firm has appointed Robin Priest as a senior adviser in its European real estate advisory services team. Prior to joining A&M, Priest was lead partner for real estate corporate finance at Deloitte, and set up the property outsourcing firm Mapeley.