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Symvan Securities
The corporate finance house has announced that Shamim Mansoor has joined as a mining analyst. Mansoor arrives from HSBC, where she served as vice-president global metals and mining. She previously worked for five years at Investec.

CapQuest, specialists in the purchase, management and collection of consumer debt, has appointed Bill Flynn as group general counsel. Flynn joins from GE Capital, where he was general counsel, GE Money Home Lending, and subsequently chief compliance officer, EMEA.

Hearthstone Investments
The residential property fund manager has appointed Darren Stent as business development manager. His appointment follows Mike Kirsch joining the firm as non-executive director earlier this month. Stent joins from The Mansion Group, a student accommodation investment firm.

Eden Financial
Eden, the asset management firm, has hired two senior figures into its wealth management division. Paul Mann and Jonathan Galloway both join from Bank Hapoalim International as investment directors. In their previous roles, Mann was head of private banking and Galloway was head of the UK desk.

Cordea Savills
The property investment management firm has appointed John Claxon as a director of investment in its UK segregated mandate business. He will report to executive director and head of investment, UK, George Tindley. Claxon joins from BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management, where he was head of the UK investment management division.
Pioneer Investments
Pioneer, a global investment management group, has hired five new investment professionals for its London emerging markets hub. The new team includes Sebastian Taylor, Ji Young Park, Richard Clode, Caroline Galligan and Garrett Walsh.

The London law firm has announced the addition of Alex Ground as a new planning solicitor in its commercial property team. Ground joins from Herbert Smith, where he most recently held the position of senior associate planner.

The independent consultancy has appointed Douglas Hansen-Luke as chief executive of MEA and central Asia. He joins from Robeco Middle East, where he was chief executive. He has previously worked for ABN AMRO, Bain and Company, and Salomon Brothers.