Iain Macleod has been appointed as a partner at the investment firm, effective July 2012. He joins iCon’s private institutional European infrastructure team from Deutsche Bank, where he served as head of transportation and infrastructure for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and head of mergers and acquisitions for Asia.
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Darren Upton has joined the alternative investment management firm as its head of research, and will report to Alex Greyserman, chief investment officer. He will lead its development of new systems and markets. Upton most recently worked at Man Group as head of research methodology. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.
The emerging markets investment bank has made four senior hires to its equity products groups in London, New York and Moscow. In London, Aleksander Diklich joins as managing director and head of international derivatives from Citigroup, where he was director of European equity derivatives. Diklich has previously worked in equity derivatives at Deutsche Bank.
KPMG Forensic has appointed Rachel Sexton as a partner in its UK financial services practice. She is a specialist in leading large-scale anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and other financial crime investigations. Sexton joins from Deloitte, in Switzerland, where she has worked for the previous four years on complex regulatory enquiries and investigations.
The investment company, part of Sberbank, has appointed Dmitri Casvigny as managing director and head of industrials in its investment banking division. He joins from Credit Suisse, where he was most recently head of mergers and acquisitions for Russia. Casvigny has also held positions at Bear Stearns Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and BNP Paribas.
David Park has been appointed co-manager of the Carmignac Emerging Discovery fund, part of the emerging equities team at the asset management firm. He will work alongside Xavier Hovasse. Park has worked at Carmignac for five years, and previously held roles at Hyundai Securities.
The emerging markets private equity firm has appointed Mark Ransford as its director focusing on West Africa opportunities. He was most recently a partner at Kingdom Zephr, and has also worked on European transactions as a principal at Apax Partners.