State Street Global Advisors

The investment manager, a subsidiary of State Street, has appointed Jenya Emets and Matt Arnold to its active and enhanced European equity portfolio management teams in London.

Emets, who becomes an investment manager, was previously a product engineer in the European active equity team at State Street Global Advisors.

Arnold, now senior product engineer, joined the firm last year from Fortis Investments.

VAM Funds

The specialist investment boutique has hired Tim Thornton as business development manager to support its UK expansion strategy.

Thornton has 15 years of experience in the industry, focusing mainly on investment products for offshore-orientated businesses.

He has worked for the likes of Pan Euro and Scottish Provident International Life Assurance, and also recently set up his own distribution company.

Société Générale

The bank has appointed Galeazzo Pecori Giraldi as deputy chairman of its newly-created investment banking committee, chaired by head of investment banking Thierry Aulagnon.

Giraldi was previously chairman of the board and of the operating committee for Morgan Stanley in Switzerland.

He was also chairman and chief executive of Morgan Stanley in Italy and vice-chairman of the group’s operations in Europe, and has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry under his belt.


The socially-responsible investment management firm has appointed Neville White as a senior analyst, supporting the fund management team in its ethical research and screening.

White was previously a manager for governance and ethical investment with CCLA Investment Management for 13 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Church Commissioners, latterly as secretary to the Church of England’s ethical investment advisory group.

Herbert Smith

The law firm has hired Martin Kavanagh and Matthew Job as finance partners in London.

The pair both join from rival Linklaters. Kavanagh is an energy finance specialist with experience acting for lenders, borrowers, governments and multi-lateral agencies, particularly in Africa. Job advises lenders and borrowers on financing structures in the UK and European energy and infrastructure sectors.

Joshi and Welch

The intellectual property law firm has hired Bob Boad, the former global head of trademarks at BP, as its new chairman.

Boad had a 26 year career at BP, where he was responsible for protecting the company’s initiative to protect the colour green as a trademark for its petrol stations worldwide.