Edison Investment Research
The investment research firm has made three appointments to its London team. Tom Carless joins as finance and operations director from 7city, a specialist financial training firm. He spent five years as finance director at Ovum. Additionally, Will Forbes and Zsolt Mester join Edison’s team of analysts, from Arc Asset Management and Sandford C Bernstein respectively.
Jeremy Mayhew is joining PwC’s entertainment and media practice as a senior adviser. He will advise on regulatory and policy issues, and new business strategies. Mayhew has 20 years’ experience in media and telecommunications, and is currently chairman of the City of London’s audit and risk management committee.
Schroders Property Investment Management
The property fund management firm has appointed Jessica Bernley to the position of investment manager. She has over five years’ experience in UK commercial property fund investment and will report to Nick Montgomery, fund manager. Bernley joins from Invista REIM, where she was responsible for managing retail assets.
SEI Global Wealth Services
Christopher Freeman has joined the wealth management outsourcing firm as senior business development director. He will be responsible for growing strategic partnerships with SEI’s clients. Freeman has previously worked as a sales director at Pershing Dealogic and TD Wealth Institutional.
James MacDonald-Smith has been appointed to the position of client director at the portfolio management firm. He joins from Lloyds Private Banking, where he set up a team to look after its ultra-high net worth clients. MacDonald-Smith also spent 14 years at Barclays Wealth, where he chaired its investment committee.
Jim Whittaker has joined the accountancy firm as a corporate finance partner. He has 15 years’ experience working in corporate finance, and most recently ran his own advisory business in Yorkshire. Whittaker also served as a director at KPMG Corporate Finance.
The Perfume Shop
The fragrance retailer has announced the appointment of Keran Fordham as its commercial director. She was previously buying director at the company, and joined in 2007 as buying controller. Fordham will be responsible for buying, marketing and ecommerce across the business.