<strong>Reed Smith</strong><br />The law firm has appointed Graham Green as a partner in its employment group in London.<br /><br />Green joins from rival McDermott Will &amp; Emery, and has also worked in the employment department at Linklaters. <br /><br />His practice covers all types of discrimination claims, including race, sex, age and disability discrimination, as well as claims over whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and disputes over contractual entitlements.<br /><br /><strong>KBC Peel Hunt </strong><br />The stockbroker has recruited James Steel and Vijay Barathan to its healthcare investment banking team as a director and an associate respectively.<br /><br />Both join from boutique Piper Jaffray, where they worked in the European healthcare group focusing on public and private financings as well as mergers and acquisitions.<br /><br />Steel also formerly worked at Granville Baird and Credit Lyonnais Securities, while Barathan originally trained as a medical doctor.<br /><br /><strong>Execution</strong><br />Andrew Fisher and Tom Lees are to join the agency broker&rsquo;s utilities equity research team.<br /><br />Fisher joins with 13 years of experience in the sector, having most recently headed utilities coverage at Pioneer Investments in Dublin, where he was vice president and a senior analyst. He also previously worked as head of equity
at Barclays Wealth in London.<br /><br />Lees joins from Dresdner Kleinwort, where he has worked as an associate since 2007.<br /><br /><strong>Cheyne Capital</strong><br />The alternative asset manager has appointed Tom Wiggin as head of UK marketing.<br /><br />Wiggin joins from Deutsche Bank in London, where he has worked since 1998, most recently as the managing director responsible for hedge fund relationships in Europe. <br /><br />Prior to that, he ran Deutsche&rsquo;s top-rated convertible bond business, managed the convertibles business at Flemings, and also worked at Morgan Stanley and Barings.<br /><br />Financial Services Authority<br />The City regulator has appointed Iain Cornish as chairman of the financial services practitioner panel for a two-year term.<br /><br />Cornish has been chief executive of the Yorkshire Building Society since July 2003, having originally joined the group back in 1992. <br /><br />He has been a member of the FSA&rsquo;s practitioner panel since March 2007.<br /><br /><strong>Future Capital Partners</strong><br />Piers Denne has been appointed to lead business development strategy at the &pound;6bn alternative investment boutique.<br /><br />Denne has 23 years of financial services sector experience, having previously held senior roles in marketing and distribution with some of Europe&rsquo;s largest asset management firms, including Gartmore, Fidelity and Threadneedle.