He has signed up as brand ambassador for Jacamo, the men’s oversized clothing range owned by the internet and home shopping group, N Brown.
Bulmers, the cider brand, is launching a multimillion-pound marketing campaign featuring musician Plan B to support its new red berries variant, No 17.
The campaign is called ‘Experimenters Wanted’ and has been created by Exposure. It features a TV ad supported by outdoor, press, experiential, mobile and social media activity, and runs until the end of the summer.
Trinity Mirror Regionals has appointed former Northcliffe regional managing director Steve Anderson Dixon to the new role of regional managing director of the Midlands, as two executives leave the business.
In his new role, from Thursday (13 July), Anderson Dixon will have responsibility for Trinity Mirror Regionals’ Birmingham and Coventry businesses. The senior teams of both regions will report directly to him.
HTC hires first UK and Ireland marketing chief HTC has appointed its first head of marketing for the UK and Ireland, as it continues a consumer push and bolsters its European operations.
The Taiwanese phone manufacturer has hired James Atkins from Freesat, where he was commercial marketing manager for almost four years. He has also worked at Panasonic and LG Electronics.
Ramius LLC, the global alternative investment management business of Cowen Group Inc , said Susan Levine has joined the firm as a managing director and head of marketing & product distribution for its real estate investment activities, primarily through the RCG Longview investment platform.
Prior to joining Ramius, she was the Director of Business Development for Marshfield Associates, a Washington D.C.-based investment manager.
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
Harris Kretsge has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of the U.S. Municipal Finance Public Power group. Most recently, he was heading the Energy and Environment Group at JP Morgan. Additionally, Paul Neuhedel and Todd Holder have joined RBC as Managing Directors from JP Morgan and Citigroup respectively.
Moves by Deutsche Bank to endorse investment banking head Anshu Jain as co-chief executive could be a stepping stone for him to take sole charge of Germany’s biggest bank, analysts and investors said.
RODMAN & RENSHAW, LLC
A subsidiary of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group Inc appointed Gordon K Johnson as managing director, healthcare investment banking. Most recently, Johnson served as managing director, healthcare investment banking at Piper Jaffray & Co .
Michael G King has rejoined the firm as managing director and senior biotechnology analyst. Most recently, King served as a senior vice president at ZIOPHARM Oncology.
The accountancy group appointed Marc Moyers as National Sector Leader.
Horizon Kinetics LLC
The investment firm said Steve Butler, former Director of Consultant Relations at Corbin Capital Partners, will join the firm as Head of Institutional Sales.
The securities and investment banking firm appointed Christopher LaFemina and Peter Ward as senior equity research analysts covering the global metals and mining sector, and Luke Folta as a senior equity research analyst covering the U.S. steel industry, steel distribution and specialty metals.
British insurer Aviva’s asset management arm said it appointed Beng Eu Lim as head of institutional business development — Asia Pacific. Eu Lim will be based in Singapore and will report to Erich Gerth, CEO Global Business Development, and Tahnoon Pasha, CEO Singapore.
ESPÍRITO SANTO INVESTMENT BANK
The Portuguese bank appointed Gerald Khoo as transport analyst to initiate coverage in this sector. He has worked as head of transport at Arbuthnot Securities.
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
The wealth management company appointed Concetta Caruso as chief operating officer of Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse), Sophie Chapuisat as global head of intermediary business and Christopher Robinson as head of legal. All three will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.
LIONGATE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
The global fund of hedge funds manager appointed Richard Teisch as US director of investment research.
Teisch was a managing director at Cliffwater, one of the largest alternatives consulting and advisory firms in the US, where he headed equity long/short research.
The European private equity firm appointed Jorge Quemada as a partner heading Cinven’s investment activities in Iberia. Quemada will join Cinven in September 2011 from 3i.
ALVAREZ & MARSAL
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), the global professional services and turnaround consulting firm, promoted its managing directors, Naeem Bashir Ahmad and Nils Melngailis, to co-heads of the group.
BlackRock Inc appointed Paul Gilbody as head of DC Consultant Relations to broaden its capability within the UK’s defined contribution market.
The financial services firm appointed Joshua Jennings as a Senior Research Analyst to cover cardiology and orthopedic companies in the Medical Technology sector of Cowen’s Research group. Jennings comes from Jefferies & Company.
The wealth management unit of Barclays plc appointed Andrew Tailby-Faulkes as a managing director within its wealth advisory business. Tailby-Faulkes will report to Rob Withecombe, head of wealth advisory, when he joins in September.
Tailby-Faulkes was a senior private client partner at Ernst & Young in the UK.
The investment banking unit of Barclays plc appointed Bhavtosh Vajpayee as the head of equities for its Indian operations.
Vajpayee, who joins Barclays Capital from CLSA, will lead equity research, sales and trading business, Barclays said in a statement.
HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe’s largest bank, said Peter Wong will take over as chairman of HSBC Bank (China) Co Ltd. Wong replaces Vincent Cheng, who retired recently.
Wong is currently chief executive of HSBC Corp, group managing director of HSBC Holdings and a member of its group management board, it said.