Wall Street Journal to host Tech Cafe in Shoreditch.
Sky ad banned for exaggerated ‘instant’ movie claim.
Friends Life to end Twenty20 cricket sponsorship.
Rapier name is saved by CHI as it goes into administration. Rapier has gone into administration after 24-years, following client budget cuts and a series of account losses, including RAC and Yell.
Yahoo has appointed former Amazon vice president Kathy Savitt as global chief marketing officer, replacing Mollie Spilman, who had been in the role for just three months.
Life assurance brand Standard Life is to carry out a restructure of its global business, which will involve UK marketing director Bruce Kelsall departing the business in October.
Kerry Foods has appointed former Britvic marketer Russell Goldman as marketing director for its meats and savoury unit in GB and Ireland.
The bank appointed Christopher Van Houten as relationship director in its financial institutions team based in New York.
Van Houten was previously with National Australia Bank.
KNIGHT CAPITAL GROUP INC
The brokerage firm appointed Fred Tomczyk, Martin Brand and Matthew Nimetz as directors, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Tomczyk was previously the CEO of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp , and Brand worked for Blackstone Group LP while Nimetz joins from General Atlantic LLC..
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC
The bank named William Egan as head of mandate sales for prime services in Asia Pacific. He would be based in Singapore.
Egan joins from Barclays Plc.
CBRE GROUP INC
Ireland’s leading commercial real estate firm appointed Arthur McCalmont as associate director, who would be based in London. He joins CBRE from Grainger PLC.
The insurance broker and risk adviser unit of Marsh & McLennan Cos appointed Kenneth Miger as CEO of Marsh AB in Sweden.
Miger joins from Sweden-based Securitas AB.
LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC
The company named Scott Dubs as its chief financial officer. He replaces Dave Martin, who has been charged with misleading shareholders by failing to disclose risk to the company’s business.
The French asset manager appointed Markus Kulessa as analyst in its European equities team on Aug 1.
Kulessa joins from accounting company KPMG AG in Frankfurt.
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
RBC Wealth Management, a division of Royal Bank of Canada , appointed Ben Taylor as director in its London-based Middle East & Levant desk.
He joins from HSBC Private Bank in London.