<strong>Mercer</strong><br />The consulting and outsourcing business has appointed Monica Santiago as head of its health and benefits business in the UK.<br /><br />Santiago was previously chief operating officer for Mercer’s health and benefits business in Europe and, prior to that, was business leader for Portugal. She takes over her new London-based role from David Levey, who becomes head of health and benefits for the EMEA region.<br /><br /><strong>Barclays Wealth </strong><br />The wealth management firm has hired eight new experienced financial planners. <br /><br />Claudine Fondis, Amanda Alexander, Carlton Crabbe, Nick Keenan, Simon Bullock and Dan Barnes join the London office, while Stephen Denning joins the firm in Birmingham and Gillian Cambridge in Leeds. <br /><br />Crabbe, Keenan and Bullock will be responsible exclusively for providing financial planning advice to high net worth clients.<br /><br /><strong>Source</strong><br />The provider of exchange traded products has appointed Stefan Garcia, Ludovic Djebali and Holger Schmid to its pan-European marketing team.<br /><br />Garcia is responsible for broad European marketing and distribution and joins from ETF Securities. Djebali, tasked with covering French-speaking countries, joins from Lyxor Asset Management, while Schmid will be responsible for distribution to Germany and Austria, having previously worked at UniCredit.<br /><br /><strong>HIG Capital</strong><br />The private equity firm has appointed Appu Mundassery as a managing director in London, where he will lead the European distressed debt activities at Bayside, its debt affiliate.<br /><br />Prior to joining HIG, Mundassery was a partner and senior portfolio manager at Highland Capital, where he was head of the London office. In 2007, he won an award for the Creditflux manager of the year.<br /><br /><strong>Shed Media</strong><br />The television group has named Jonathon Kemp as chief financial officer and Claire Hungate as a board member and commercial director.<br /><br />Kemp has been finance and commercial director at the firm since 2004.<br />Shed also said Brian Park would step down from the board, though he will continue as managing director of Shed Productions.<br /><br /><strong>Avarae</strong><br />The rare and high quality coin investment company has appointed Tanya Maria O’Carroll to its board, effective immediately.<br /><br />O’Carroll, 40, is currently a director at Hillberry Trust Company in the Isle of Man. <br /><br />She also previously spent nine years working for IFG International and, prior to that, for Abacus Trust.