Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Nick Booth has joined the wealth management firm as a business development director within the Merrill Lynch Portfolio Managers division.

Booth, who will be based in Jersey, will focus on ultra high net worth clients and trust companies in the Channel Islands, working closely with the wealth structuring and advisory teams.

He was previously a client director at Newscape Capital Group.

Religare Capital Markets
The investment bank, part of Indian financial services group Religare Enterprises, has appointed Leila Reddy to its equity research team in London.

Reddy joins as a director of oil and gas research from Arden Partners, where she held the same position. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade as a top-rated analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet Securities in South Africa, having begun her career in the country as a refinery and environmental engineer.

Troika Dialog
Will Hammond is to join the Russian investment banking group as global head of equity sales.

Hammond was previously head of Russian international and domestic equity sales at Deutsche Bank, where he developed and led a well-regarded sales team in addition to his senior account coverage responsibilities.

Earlier in his career he worked as an analyst covering US broadcasters.

Hassium Asset Management
The asset management firm has appointed Marco Naumann as managing director for its European operations, based in Zurich.

Naumann was most recently an adviser to the executive committee at Quilvest Switzerland, a multifamily office in the city. Prior to that, he worked for VCM Capital Management in Munich, a private equity fund of funds business, and as an executive director in the private wealth management division at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt.

Eco City Vehicles
The supplier of eco-friendly commercial vehicles has hired David Charles Trendle as its new finance director.

Trendle, 39, was formerly finance director at Mvision Video Networks, where he was instrumental in the sale of the telecoms division and the subsequent restructuring and development of the business.

Railpen Investments
Railpen, which looks after the investment of the railways pension schemes’ £17bn of assets, has announced a restructuring under new managing director Frank Johnson.

Keith Shepherd has been appointed chief investment officer, while Paul Jeffries and Richard Moon have been promoted to investment manager. Justyna Jonska has joined the team as an investment analyst, while Joyce Martindale becomes head of investment implementation and change.