The investment product provider has appointed Richard Kent (right) as head of product operations and Jose Poncela as senior in-house counsel. Kent joins from UBS, where he was a director in its equity and fund-linked derivatives team. He has also worked for Barclays Capital. Poncela has held roles at Nomura International, UBS and La Caixa in Spain.
Martin Wright has been appointed as a real estate partner in the law firm’s London office. He joins from Ashurst, where he has served as partner for more than 15 years. Wright advises on property investment and development.
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The professional services firm has appointed Jurgen Zapf as a managing director to lead its transaction advisory group practice. He joins after 20 years at Ernst & Young, where he was a partner and co-founder of its transactions department in Munich.
The law firm has announced a new leadership structure for its UK private equity group. James Grimwood, currently global private equity leader, will now also lead CMS’s UK private equity team. Additionally, David Butts and Graham Conlon will co-lead the firm’s international private equity sector group.
Jeff Jonas has been appointed president of the biopharmaceutical company’s regenerative medicine business. He joined the company in 2008 as leader of speciality pharmaceuticals research and development.
The property developer has appointed Nina Bibby to its board as a non-executive director. She is global chief marketing officer at Barclaycard, and has also held senior roles at InterContinental Hotels.