Feb 7 The following financial services industry
appointments were announced on Friday. To inform us of other job
changes, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOWER GROUP INTERNATIONAL LTD
The insurance company said Chief Executive and Chairman
Michael H. Lee resigned effective immediately. The company said
lead independent director Jan R. Van Gorder would succeed Lee as
chairman and William W. Fox, Jr, who was a member of the board,
is expected to be the chief executive and president.
BMO CAPITAL MARKETS
The Canadian investment bank said it appointed Lyle Wilpon,
a veteran of banks including Houlihan Lokey and Bank of America
, as its new head of U.S. mergers and acquisitions.
Scott Humphrey, BMO's former U.S. M&A head, will now focus his
practice entirely on the industrials sector.
NOMURA INTERNATIONAL PLC
The investment bank said it had hired Michiel Post as
managing director and head of investment banking, Benelux. Post
joins Nomura from ING, where he spent five years as a managing
director in the corporate finance business.
SWISS RE CORPORATE SOLUTIONS
The company named Sylvain Bouteille as head of sales for
North America. Bouteille has held positions in underwriting,
risk and client management since joining Swiss Re in 1996.
The Italian bank said it appointed Pál Simák as chairman of
the board and CEO of its unit, CIB Bank. Simák will replace
Fabrizio Centrone, who will take on a new assignment within the
Intesa Sanpaolo group.
FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY
The U.K. regulatory authority said it appointed James Kelly
as an adviser in the wholesale banking and investment management
division within supervision. Kelly is a former managing director
at Goldman Sachs and UBS, the regulatory body said.
The private bank said it appointed Arne Hassel as head of
investments. Arne will lead the international investment teams
in Edinburgh, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Singapore and Zurich.
Hassel has over 25 years' investment experience, spanning senior
roles in banks, asset management companies, hedge funds and
The $17.5 million hedge fund has hired Jon Hook from Teacher
Retirement System of Texas. He had worked in the internal public
markets group of the public pension fund and focused on stock
picks within the North American software & services and European