UPDATE 2-MOVES-Dechert, Nomura, RBS, StanChart

(Adds Dechert, Weld North, Envestnet, Ignis)

Feb 1 (BestGrowthStock) – The following financial services industry
appointments were announced on Monday. To inform us of other
job changes, send an email to [email protected]

DECHERT LLP

The law firm said it hired Allan Brilliant and Craig Druehl
as members of the business restructuring and reorganization
group in New York. Both were previously partners at Goodwin
Procter LLP.

WELD NORTH LLC

The investment company said it hired Stephen Berger as Vice
Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. Berger is a founding
partner of Richmond Park Partners LLP, a London-based merchant
banking firm. Weld North is newly formed, and was founded by
former Kaplan CEO Jonathan Grayer in partnership with buyout
firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. [KKR.UL]

ENVESTNET

The provider of services to wealth managers said it hired
Karen Lanzetta, previously director of the office of the
president at Merrill Lynch, as its director of market research.

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (RBS.L: ) The bank named Simon Penney
to head up its wholesale and investment bank in the Middle East
and Africa to strengthen its debt capital markets and
structured finance business. Penney recently also took on the
role of country executive for the United Arab Emirates, where
he will be based.

NOMURA (8604.T: )

The global investment bank appointed Nikolai Ahrens as
country co-head of Nomura Bank (Deutschland) GmbH alongside
Koichi Katakawa. Ahrens also takes responsibility as head of
investment banking Germany and Austria as of Feb 1, 2010.

VAM FUNDS

The specialist investment boutique appointed Andrew Janes
and Dean Currie as business development managers. Primarily
based in the UK, they will work under Nigel Watson, global
sales director, to support VAM’s UK expansion plans.

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

PwC has appointed Martine Trouard-Riolle to its pension
credit advisory team. Martine, who joins from Penfida, joins as
a director and will advise a range of clients on the Pensions
Regulator’s powers as well as employer covenant.

MERCHANT SECURITIES

The financial services group said John East will step down
as head of corporate finance on March 31.

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK (STAN.L: )

The bank said Michael Thomas Pratt will succeed Stefano
Paolo Bertamini as a board director with effect from Feb. 1.

LINCOLN INTERNATIONAL

The boutique midmarket investment bank said Alka Bali, the
former managing director of Close Brothers Leisure and Retail
team, is joining its London office to head the UK Consumer
sector team.

MAYER BROWN

The law firm said it hired Neil Caddy as a finance partner
to its London office. Caddy joins from Allen & Overy where he
focused on leveraged finance.

IGNIS ASSET MANAGEMENT

The asset managment company appointed Billie Croan as the
director of liquidity sales. Billie will report to Bruce
Campbell, head of liquidity sales, and will join Ignis on Feb
1.

Ignis also said it hired Johan Rydqvist to join the sales
team covering the Nordic region. Rydqvist previously worked at
Bank Sarasin Asset Management, and will report directly to
Philip Goldsmith, Managing Director Europe.

Penny Stocks
(Compiled by Krishna N. Das in Bangalore)

UPDATE 2-MOVES-Dechert, Nomura, RBS, StanChart