George Pinkham has been appointed as the new head of the law firm’s Hong Kong office. He founded SJ Berwin’s Paris office in 2001, and is a member of the firm’s strategy committee. Pinkham will remain co-head of SJ Berwin’s international funds department and will be joined in Hong Kong by London-based senior associate Guo Sun Lee.
The wealth management outsourcing provider has announced the appointment of Kevin Addison as managing director and head of UK asset management distribution. He was previously head of wholesale at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. In his new role, Addison will be responsible for developing SEI’s relationships with large investment distributors.
Hitachi Group Europe
Kiyoshi Yamamoto has been appointed managing director of the Japanese electronics giant’s European subsidiary. Now based in London, he was previously executive vice president of Hitachi America.
Simmons & Simmons
Helen Hancock has been appointed as a banking partner at the law firm. She joins from Burges Salmon, where she was director of banking. Hancock has over 20 years’ experience in transactional banking and capital markets work, and she was previously a partner at Simmons & Simmons between 1995 and 2005.
Matthew Cahill has been appointed as a partner in the law firm’s global finance practice. He is returning to London after practising with a Magic Circle firm in its Abu Dhabi office. Cahill has over 20 years’ experience, and has a particular focus on regulatory capital-driven transactions.
Frontier Investment Management
The alternative investment specialist has announced two senior appointments to its business development team. David Scammell joins as senior business development manager from Friends Provident International, where he was regional sales manager for Singapore. Elisabeth Silva joins as a sales support manager from BNP Paribas Investment Partners, where she was relationship manager.
Psigma Investment Management
Gerald Eastwood has been appointed marketing and communications manager at the investment management firm. He joins from PensionsFirst, where he was assistant vice president of marketing.