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Fleming Family & Partners
The private equity firm has appointed two new investment directors. Llewellyn John joins from Nova Capital Management, where he was associate partner. He previously worked at Deloitte from 1999 to 2006, and reached the position of assistant director within corporate finance. Dan Walker has been promoted to investment director, following four years as an investment manager at Fleming Family. Walker previously served as director within corporate leveraged finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed Donna Francioni as chief operating officer, banking credit and treasury products, and Sharon Maguire as head of banking products. Francioni joins Coutts from Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, where she was head of banking products. She previously worked at UBS Wealth Management and Credit Suisse First Boston. Maguire joins from Citigroup, where she was director of wealth management and retail banking.

JP Morgan Private Bank
The private bank has announced the hiring of Nick Lewington, Andrew Brock and Nicola Walden. Lewington joins as senior investor from Union Bancaire Privee, where he was head of absolute return fixed income. Brock joins as a private banker from Bernstein Global Wealth Management. Walden has been hired as a senior member of the capital advisory team. She joins from Investec Private Bank, where she was head of private client banking.

Gerallt Owen has been made head of international regulatory and corporate crime at the law firm. Owen joins as a partner from Crowell & Moring’s London office. He brings with him a team of senior lawyers and support staff, including Anne Davies and Fiona Simpson, two senior counsel. Owen will work out of Withers’s London and Singapore offices.

The British challenger bank has appointed David Soskin as non-executive director. Soskin has fifteen years’ experience in the digital arena and was chief executive of Cheapflights Media from 2000 to 2008. He also previously led the global media corporate finance team at ABN AMRO.

As part of the integration of Sberbank of Russia with Troika Dialog, the investment company, Dmitry Sredin has been appointed as a senior banker in the corporate investment unit. Sredin joins from Renaissance Advisories, where he served as chairman from March 2011. He has also held senior positions at Citibank.