Evolution Securities
Garry Levin is to leave his role as managing director in corporate finance at KBC Peel Hunt to join rival Evolution Securities as head of its equity corporate finance division.

Levin, 46, will take up his role formally in April 2010.

Prior to his position at KBC Peel Hunt, he was joint chief executive of broker Altium Capital between 2002 and 2007, having started his career as a solicitor.

Standard Life Investments
The fund management business has appointed Steve Weeple as managing director for global equities.

Weeple is currently head of the firm’s US equities team, managing a range of North American portfolios and working as a specialist analyst on the financial and utility sectors.

He also previously worked for Scottish Life Investments in Edinburgh.

Barclays UK Pension Fund
The £16bn pension fund has hired Nick Stacey as an associate director in its manager selection team.

Stacey joins after seven years at Man Group, where he covered new and existing hedge fund investments with a focus on event-driven and global macro styles.

Kingston Smith
The accountancy firm has appointed David Epstein, Vanessa Lambert-Smith and Zakia Chowdhury to its forensic accounting services team as a consultant, principal and senior assistant respectively.

Epstein has over 20 years of experience in the sector, having formerly represented the acquiring authority to resolve disputes and losses arising from the acquisition of business premises to progress the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the 2012 Olympic Games and other private developments across the UK.

Lambert has particular expertise in fraud investigations and her recent cases included acting for the Ministry of Defence police fraud squad in an alleged procurement fraud.

Macquarie Capital Advisers
Willem Jansonius is to join the banking group as a managing director, focusing on building the firm’s presence in the Benelux countries.

Jansonius was formerly an investment director at Cyrte Investments and a senior vice president at ABN Amro, where he worked in the M&A advisory unit for nine years in both Amsterdam and Brussels.

The professional networking site has appointed Eugenie van Wiechen as its new country manager for the Netherlands.

Van Wiechen was formerly a member of the eBay global classifieds management team and a managing director at Dutch online classifieds firm Marktplaats.

She also has previous experience at publishing house Sanoma Uitgevers and started her career as a management consultant at McKinsey.