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Job Bank – Oct. 28

October 28, 2008

The following financial services industry appointments were announced on October 28, linked where possible to personal profiles on LinkedIn. To inform us of other job changes, please e-mail

Lazard Ltd said Alexis de Rosnay will join the firm as a vice chairman of Lazard International and as a senior member of its global financial advisory team, starting on Nov. 12. De Rosnay, based in London, was previously at Lehman Brothers, where he was co-head of investment banking for Europe and the Middle East as well as global co-head of health-care investment banking.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hired David Feldman, Eric Wise and Matthew Williams as partners in its New York office as partners. All three were formerly partners at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. The firm said they joined Gibson Dunn’s business restructuring and reorganization practice group, with Feldman co-chairing the group.

LPL Financial
Independent broker-dealer LPL Financial hired Bruce Harrington as senior vice president of retirement solutions. Harrington will focus on developing the retirement plan platform, identifying retirement income solutions, and generating ways for independent financial advisers to best capture rollovers from their existing plans and other sources.

FBR Capital Markets
FBR Capital Markets Corp, a middle-market investment bank, hired Kurt Oehlberg, Sharon Weinstein and Christopher Weyers as managing directors in its investment banking group. Oehlberg was named managing director in FBR Capital Markets’ energy & natural resources group, Weinstein joins its financial institutions group, and Weyers joins the company’s diversified industrials group.

nsight Investment Management (Global) Ltd
The investment manager of HBOS Plc announced that Colm McDonagh has joined its fixed income team as head of emerging markets. Prior, McDonagh was with Hydra Capital Management.

Grant Thornton UK LLP

The business and financial adviser appointed Alistair Drage as associate director within its leasing and asset finance team. He was previously a partner with a boutique advisory firm.

Merrill Lynch & Co Inc

Merrill appointed Kristjon Gretarsson and Mikael Nass to focus on ultra-high net worth and high net worth clients in Iceland and Sweden respectively. Prior, Nass was with Kuylenstierna & Skog SA and Gretarssonc was with Glitnir Bank

ING Real Estate
The real estate company said Kevin Aitchison has started in his new role as the chief executive Investment Management UK following Robert Houston’s appointment as CEO of the global investment management business. Aitchison has been with the company for more than eight years.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong has appointed Morgan Stanley <MS.N> Asia Chairman Stephen Roach and Standard Chartered Chairman Mervyn Davies to an economic task force on the worsening global financial crisis.

Gulf Bank
Bassam al-Ghanim, the chairman of the troubled Kuwaiti lender, has quit after the central bank was forced to support it due to losses with currency deals, several banking officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

Shop Direct Group

The online and home shopping retailer appointed Justin Young as sales director, and Ann Bryon has joined as group corporate communications director. The Liverpool, England-based retailer said Carl Dawson is set to start as chief information officer before Christmas.

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