Ernst & Young
The accountancy firm has strengthened its UK mining and metals team by appointing David Russell as a director, in advance of an anticipated acceleration of IPO and M&A activity in the resources sector. Russell has worked in Africa, Canada and Australia over his 30-year career in the industry, largely as a mining analyst. He has also been chief executive and director of several ASX, TSX and AIM-listed companies.

Kleinwort Benson
The Channel Islands private bank has recruited senior private bankers Jeremy Brown and Stephen Campbell from Schroders, where they were members of the UHNW team. The bank has also acquired the family business Karrig Strategic Capital, a six-person team who will join to form the Kleinwort Benson Private Investment Office. The new unit will be led by Paul Kearney, formerly of Cardinal Asset Management.

The investment bank has made Stephen Llewellyn a managing director in its London financing advisory business. Llewellyn, formerly a managing director in the high yield group at RBS, will expand the bank’s debt capital markets advisory, and focus on high yield bonds.