<strong>McDermott Will &amp; Emery</strong><br />The law firm has appointed Hugh Nineham as its new London office head, replacing Doron Ezickson, who steps down to return to full-time practice as head of international for the energy and commodities practice.<br /><br />Nineham joined the company in April 2008 from rival Lovells, where he previously headed up the firm&rsquo;s international corporate practice and was a member of the international executive committee.<br /><br /><strong>Tenon Group <br /></strong>The business advisory firm has appointed Alan Jones as sales director in its financial services division.<br /><br />Jones has over 20 years of financial services experience, having most recently held the role of head of the Bank of Scotland&rsquo;s investment service.<br /><br />In his new role, he will be responsible for developing and delivering the client process and enhancing business development opportunities within Tenon&rsquo;s financial services division.<br /><br /><strong>Aviva Investors<br /></strong>The asset manager has hired Rob Watson to the new role of global product and strategic relations director.<br /><br />Watson joins from Janus Capital Group, where he was most recently managing director and senior vice president in charge of the firm&rsquo;s key relationships and product consulting teams.<br /><br />He also spent some time as head of product strategy and management for Morgan Stanley&rsquo;s US asset management affiliate, Van Kampen.<br /><br /><strong>LV= Asset Management<br /></strong>The insurance and investment group&rsquo;s fund management arm has appointed Peter Nicholas as national accounts manager, reporting to head of sales Jonathan Gains.<br /><br />Nicholas previously held senior investment sales roles at Aviva, Britannic, HSBC Asset Management and Gartmore.<br /><br /><strong>Atlantis Investment Management<br /></strong>The Asian equity specialist has appointed Kris Yap as an analyst to join its Asia ex-Japan business.<br /><br />Yap joins from Schroders Asia &amp; Co Private Bank, where she worked as an investment manager. She will be tasked with assisting Joseph Wat, fund adviser on the Atlantis Asian Recovery Fund.<br /><br /><strong>SII<br /></strong>The Securities and Investment Institute has appointed four new members to its board, joining recently-appointed chairman Alan Yarrow.<br /><br />The new directors are David Kane, a managing director at JP Morgan&rsquo;s treasury and securities services group; Tony Stewart-Jones, chief compliance officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Richard Stockdale, the chief executive of QCo Holdings; and Nick Swales, an executive director at UBS Wealth Management in the UK.<br />