Psigma Investment Management has appointed Nina Krishna to the newly-created role of chief operating officer. She recently worked as chief operating officer for global banking, markets and private banking for HSBC in Dubai. Krishna has 30 years’ experience in the industry, and has held senior roles at JP Morgan, UBS. She started her career at Chemical Bank.
The specialist life assurance group has announced the appointment of Alex Duncan as its chief risk officer. He joins from Old Mutual, where was most recently director of finance capital, and where he was previously head of UK acquisitions and head of corporate finance and development.
UBS Global Asset Management
Malcolm Gordon has been named head of UK institutional client relationship management at the asset management branch of UBS. He joins from Hermes Fund Managers, where he was head of client relations. Gordon has over 17 years’ experience in the industry, including eight at F&C Asset Management.
The iron-ore resource company has appointed James North as chief operating officer. He joins from BHP Billiton, where he was general manager of its Newman joint venture iron ore mines. North has over 20 years’ experience in mining and minerals, and has also worked for Rio Tinto, BMA Coal and Mount Isa Mines.
Simmons & Simmons
The law firm has expanded its finance practice with two new London partner hires. Alan Davies joins from Linklaters, where he was a founding partner in its derivatives and structured products group. Piers Summerfield also joins from Linklaters, where he was a managing associate.
Rose Carey has been appointed head of the law firm’s immigration practice. She spent the last four years at US firm Squire Sanders, and has been a specialist immigration lawyer for the past 10 years. Carey has particular experience acting for high net worth individuals and investors.
The venture philanthropy investment firm has appointed Alan Morton as an investment manager. He was most recently director of private equity for Prudential Asset Management Singapore and Prudential Vietnam. Morton previously worked for Silverfleet Capital Partners, the London-based mid-market private equity firm.