<strong>Deloitte</strong><br />The business advisory firm has appointed Anne Hamilton to lead its insurance tax team.<br /><br />Hamilton was previously a tax partner at rival PricewaterhouseCoopers.<br /><br />&ldquo;In light of Solvency II we anticipate that there will be considerable restructuring work to make sure that insurance companies&rsquo; balance sheets have capacity,&rdquo; said Deloitte head of UK insurance Mark Fitzpatrick. &ldquo;Anne&rsquo;s experience will be invaluable.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Barclays Wealth </strong><br />The global wealth manager has appointed Mark Cooke as a managing director and global chief risk officer.<br /><br />Cooke will be primarily responsible for delivering a co-ordinated risk and governance agenda for the firm, bringing together risk, credit risk, business continuity management and risk projects roles.<br /><br />He joins from UBS, where he spent the past 12 years in a number of senior roles, latterly as chief operational risk officer for the EMEA region.<br /><br /><strong>Hermes BPK Partners</strong><br />The alternative investment group has appointed Lawrence Kissko and Marc Koslowsky as senior analysts for relative value and global macro strategies and equity and event driven strategies respectively.<br /><br />Kissko joins from BlackRock, where he was a director in the firm&rsquo;s fund of funds group, while Koslowsky was previously a portfolio manager and senior vice president at Optimal Investment Services in New York.<br /><br /><strong>Thames River Capital</strong><br />The investment firm has hired five new managers for its global credit and European equities teams.<br /><br />Stephen Drew and Simon Ulcickas have joined the credit desk as senior fund managers, from Tudor Capital and JP Morgan respectively.<br /><br />James van den Bergh will co-manage the firm&rsquo;s Kingsway fund, having previously managed European long/short funds at SAC. He is joined by former SAC colleague Omer Tore, who joins Thames River as an investment analyst.<br /><br />Carlos Moreno becomes manager of the Thames River European fund with Tony Zucker, having formerly worked at Fidelity Investments for 15 years.<br /><br /><strong>Pacific Alliance Group</strong><br />The Asian alternative investment manager has hired Anthony Miller as president and chief executive of its newly formed unit, Pacific Alliance Japan.<br /><br />Miller is currently president of Ramius Japan, where he will remain a senior advisor after joining Pacific Alliance. He was previously a managing director and head of the Hong Kong office for private equity firm The Carlyle Group.<br /><br /><strong>Goodman Jones</strong><br />Graeme Blair has been appointed at the accountancy firm as a partner.<br /><br />Blair joined the firm&rsquo;s tax department last year and has over 12 years of experience focusing on the SME sector.