James Murdoch, currently boss of News Corp’s European and Asian operations, is leaving the UK to take on the role of deputy chief operating officer and chairman and chief executive of international operations, based in New York.
News Corp-owned IGN Entertainment has hired former Target Media group trading director Adam Hopkinson as UK commercial director as it bids to double the size of its sales operation.
Interpublic’s media division Mediabrands has restructured its global operations into three “clusters” and handed more regional responsibility to Jim Hytner, EMEA president of UM.
HONG KONG – Olivier Pluquet, CEO for Euro RSCG Asia-Pacific, will step down in June to take over a new role as heading luxury communications for parent company Havas.
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
The corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada <RY.TO appointed Rob Sennitt as a managing director and co-head of Mining & Metals, Australia, within its Global Investment Banking platform in Sydney. Most recently, he was an executive director at Macquarie Capital Advisers.
HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
The firm appointed Vikramaaditya as a head of Business Strategy. He has been with HSBC for more than 12 years. Also, the firm appointed Rob Carver as deputy head of Commercial Segment, UK.
HSBC ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS LIMITED (HAIL)
The investment advisers named Caleb Mercer as associate director to its Real Estate team.
SYNDICATE ASSET MANAGEMENT
The wealth management group promoted Christopher Jeffreys to Group Executive Committee as director of Asset Management.
PSIGMA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
The firm named William Manuel as associate director in the Business Development team.
PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
PRI named Rob Lake as director of Strategic Development, effective from May 16, 2011