MOVES-Rothschild and Barclays Wealth

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Monday.


Boutique investment bank Rothschild has hired three M&A bankers from Lehman Brothers in a sign that some smaller banks remain confident even as the credit crisis ravages their larger rivals.

Rothschild said it had appointed Antonio Villalon as co-head of its Global Financial Institutions Group FIG.L.

Rothschild also named Stephen Fox as co-head of its British FIG, while Philippe Le Baquer joined to work on FIG deals in continental Europe and on cross-border deals.

Barclays Wealth

The investment arm of Barclays Bank named Robert Brown as managing director and chief operating officer at its investment and product office.

Brown joins Barclays Wealth from ABN Amro Global Financial Markets where he was global chief operating officer.


SecondMarket, a marketplace for illiquid assets, said it has added five new vice presidents. The company said it added Michael Anderson as Vice President - Bankruptcy Claims Market; Owen Dolan as Vice President - Public Equity Market; Samuel Hodges as Vice President - Business Development; Paul McCabe as Vice President - Private Equity Market; and Michael Moro as Vice President - Data & Analytics.


Deloitte Financial Advisory Services (Deloitte FAS) said it elected David Williams as chief executive officer and Kerry Francis as chairman for the U.S. portion of the unit.

Williams, 46, replaces Frank Piantidosi who has been CEO since 2003. Piantidosi is moving into the role of chief executive of Deloitte North America Financial Advisory.

Francis, 47, will continue to hold her standing title as leader of the group’s national Corporate Investigations practice.


Consulting firm BearingPoint said it hired Michael Kirby, former deputy undersecretary of the Army, to bolster its public services business transformation expertise.

Kirby was responsible for implementing the Army’s business transformation initiatives while serving at Army headquarters, the company said.

MFC Global Investment Management

MFC Global Investment Management said it has named Jeffrey Santerre as head of product management in the United States. Santerre is responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies in the United States, the company said.

Hermes Fund Managers Ltd

Fund Manager Hermes named Caroline Baker as executive director of human resources. Most recently, Baker was global head of human resources for ABN AMRO Asset Management.

Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC

The investment management firm appointed Neal Neilinger as vice-chairman and chief investment officer. Most recently, Neilinger served as global head of credit sales, Trading and Syndicate in the London office of Calyon, a unit of France’s largest retail bank.

PSigma Asset Management

The asset management company appointed David Hallam to its UK Equities team. He most recently worked at Fiske Plc.

Compiled by Michael Erman in New York and Kuganandhan Paramanandan in Bangalore; Editing by Maureen Bavdek, Richard Chang