<strong>Ashurst</strong><br />The law firm&rsquo;s board has reappointed Simon Bromwich to serve a further three-year term as managing partner.<br />Bromwich was first appointed to the role in January 2004, while his new term will come to an end in January 2013.<br />The firm&rsquo;s senior partner Charlie Geffen said Bromwich had &ldquo;dealt decisively&rdquo; with the tough market conditions the firm has faced over the course of the recession.<br /><br /><strong>Mizuho International <br /></strong>The London-based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group has hired Paul Hearn as its new chief executive officer.<br />Hearn has over 25 years of experience in banking, having most recently been co-head of global fixed income marketing at BNP Paribas, where he was also a member of the fixed income and London executive committees and the chairman&rsquo;s management team for the group as a whole. <br /><br /><strong>AXA REIM<br /></strong>Insurer Axa&rsquo;s real estate investment management arm has appointed Shaun McWilliam as senior sales and client relationship manager, based in London.<br />McWilliam joins from Aberdeen Asset Management in Edinburgh, where he was a business development manager specialising in property. Prior to that, he worked at Aegon.