Autumn Statement: Osborne shrugs off credit rating downgrade fears.
Rise in mothers in 40s as women delay childbearing.
Hula Hoops and KP Nuts are to have a new owner after United Biscuits, the company behind Penguin and McVities, agreed the sale of its KP Snacks business.
Absolut to appoint Sid Lee to global advertising.
LBi has poached Ed Ling, the MEC managing director of global solutions, to become its UK media director and chief media officer.
Wunderman has boosted its UK agency with the appointment of Matt Batten to the new position of chief creative officer.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty has promoted David Kolbusz to the role of deputy executive creative director.
Russell Hopson, the former group managing director of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, is to leave his position heading up WPP’s Team Red, the bespoke unit that services Vodafone.
Weapon7 has hired Anomaly’s Matthew Robinson as its managing partner.
The former chief accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is rejoining Deloitte LLP as the Big Four audit firm confronts increased regulatory scrutiny.
James Kroeker, who left the SEC in July, will join Deloitte in January in a “leadership role” as deputy managing partner, Deloitte DLTE.UL said in a statement late on Tuesday.
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
The audit firm named Matt Jadacki as an executive director in its fraud investigation & dispute services (FIDS) practice division. Partner SanDee Priser would return to U.S., to be based in New Jersey, after more than three years in Germany and Russia. Chris Costa would return to New York as a partner after four years in the UK. Beth Junell has joined as a partner in Dallas.
Europe’s biggest bank HSBC named Peter Boyles as the new head of HSBC Private Bank after Krishna Patel resigned. Boyles was the bank’s chief executive officer for Continental Europe since 2010.
The company appointed Arman Argingazin as managing director and head IB division based in Almaty. Nurlan Zhakupov was named executive director in UBS Kazakhstan. Both of them join from Royal Bank of Scotland in Kazhakstan.
The asset and risk management company named Tom Haas Carstensen as a director in Copenhagen for its financial institutions group. He joins from life insurance firm Danica Pension. Riccardo Stucchi and Olivier Defaux were also appointed to the financial institutions group.
The investment bank appointed John Hyman and Igor Vayn as chief executive officers. Hyman previously led the global investment banking business at Renaissance. He was appointed deputy CEO in June 2012. Vayn joins from Otkritie Capital, where he was CEO.
SBERBANK PRIVATE BANKING
The company named Vasiliy Sofiyskiy as head of ultra high net worth clients group. Sofiyskiy joins from Credit Suisse AG where he served as director and investment partner of the group overseeing major private clients.
The Latin American investment bank appointed Rodrigo Valdés as chief-economist for the Andean region. Valdés is currently the deputy director of IMF’s European department.
The firm appointed Nathan Pickles as a partner and head of treasury and analytics. Pickles was the head of treasury at Genesis Housing Association.