Principal Global Investors
The asset management firm has appointed Andrea Muller as chief executive of its east Asian operations and managing director for the Asia ex-Japan region, effective from tomorrow.

Muller has over 23 years of experience with large multinational firms and was most recently the head of the Fitch ratings agency in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to that, she spent ten years at UBS in Paris and Singapore.

Arbuthnot Real Estate Investment Management (ArbreIM) has hired Nick Winsley as an investment director for its core property fund.

Winsley is currently fund manager of the UBS secure income property fund, where he has worked in the real estate team since 2008.

He also previously spent seven years working in agency, investment and development at Colliers CRE.

The expert services and consultancy firm has appointed Mary Gavigan and Stephen Robertson-Dunn to its specialised insurance and reinsurance practice.

Gavigan who joins as a director, was formerly a director in the restructuring unit at accountancy firm KPMG.

She has over 20 years of experience in advising businesses in the UK and internationally.
Robertson-Dunn has previously held positions at Lloyd’s insurer Catlin, Aon and also at KPMG, where he worked as an actuarial analyst in both London and Sydney.

Field Fisher Waterhouse
Simeon Spencer is to join the law firm’s employment and pensions group as a partner, specialising in European employment matters.

Spencer, whose practice includes advising on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, IPO deals and outsourcing, has a particular focus on collective and individual redundancy disputes.

He joins from the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw, and has also previously been a partner heading up the European employment practice at Morgan Lewis.

Bryan Garnier
The growth company-focused investment bank has hired Sanj Mahal and Glenn Coltart to its research and sales teams in London.

Mahal joins from Mint Securities, where he was responsible for developing hedge fund sales and sales trading distribution capabilities. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager at CQS and has also worked at Commerzbank Securities and Goldman Sachs as head of trading.

Coltart formerly worked at Troika Dialog as head of UK sales.

Houlihan Lokey
Investment bank Houlihan Lokey said Christopher Cerimele has joined the firm's Industrials Group as director and head of the Chemicals practice.