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Jennifer Mathias has been appointed chief financial officer of the wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland, with immediate effect. Mathias joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where she was finance director of the corporate banking division. She will report to Fiona Davis, finance director for retail and wealth within the Royal Bank of Scotland, and to Rory Tapner, chief executive of Coutts. She has previously served as head of credit risk and compliance for the commercial banking division of Lloyds TSB.

Jones Day
The global law firm has appointed competition lawyer Nick Taylor to its Sydney office as partner. Taylor was a partner with Gilbert & Tobin, and has also served in government, for the Australian Competition Commission.

The leading global insurer has announced the appointment of Karen Myers as HR director, UK and western Europe. She will report to Adrian Brown, chief executive UK and western Europe. Myers joined RSA in 2009 as commercial HR director, and has been acting HR director since last August.

Hedge Fund Research
The Chicago-based global leader in the alternative investment industry has appointed Joel M Schwab as managing director. He will lead new business development for the firm’s hedge fund database and research products.