Women in Paris finally allowed to wear trousers, after 200 years.
Delia Smith quits TV.
Fat Face hires Stuart Rose as chairman.
Twitter buys social TV firm Bluefin for around $70m.
Will Lewis promoted to chief creative officer at the new News Corp.
Lebedev’s Evening Standard TV bid ‘London Live’ wins capital’s licence.
Yorkshire Tea named as the ‘official brew’ of England cricket team.
Wrigley recruits Antonio Banderas as first global ambassador.
Publicis is to merge its digital agencies Digitas and LBi to create a single network called DigitasLBi.
Bacardi names Andy Gibson as new chief marketing officer.
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC
The insurer appointed Joseph Trotti as president and chief executive of its aerospace division. Trotti, who joins from insurance broker Willis Group Holdings PLC, will be based in London.
The Swiss bank said Philippe Pillonel will join as chairman of investment banking for Switzerland on Feb. 11. Pillonel was previously with C Capital Ltd.
The bank appointed veteran dealmaker Luigi de Vecchi as chairman for corporate and investment banking in continental Europe. He joins from Credit Suisse Group Inc and will be based in Italy.
3I GROUP PLC
The British private equity group said its head of Asia operations Anil Ahuja and a senior India executive will be leaving the company and named Samir Palod as head of the India team. Palod joined 3i Group in 2005.
The European merchant bank said it appointed Ulrich Paefgen as vice-chairman of Europe.
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL INC
The firm has bolstered its adviser force in Wisconsin with a veteran adviser and his team from Wells Fargo & Co’s U.S. brokerage.
Ted Fox joined Ameriprise’s independent broker division in January from Wells Fargo Advisors, where he managed $175 million in client assets and generated annual revenue of $1.2 million.
MORGAN STANLEY WEALTH MANAGEMENT
The company, majority owned by Morgan Stanley, said it landed a veteran adviser from Wells Fargo & Co and an adviser team from JPMorgan Chase & Co, expanding the firm’s presence in Colorado and New York.
In Colorado, adviser Calvin Mason joined Morgan Stanley’s Pueblo office from Wells Fargo Advisors, the brokerage owned by Wells Fargo & Co.
In New York, advisers Steven Sheresky, Jeffrey Sheresky and Jeffrey Samsen joined Morgan Stanley’s Midtown Manhattan office from J.P. Morgan Securities, a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase & Co.
ALVAREZ & MARSAL TAXAND LLC
The tax firm named Jill Harding and Michael Stenftenagel as managing directors. Harding will be based in San Francisco and Stenftenagel in Houston.
The company named Tom Heneghan as its chief executive. Most recently, Heneghan was the CEO of Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc.
HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
The Dallas-based investment adviser named Andrea Lloyd as credit trader and Scott Baker as director. Both Lyold and Baker will be based in Dallas.
The specialist banker appointed Ralph Cho as co-head of power for North America in its project & infrastructure finance team. He joins from lender WestLB and will be based in New York.
AVIVA LIFE INSURANCE
The insurance provider named Rishi Piparaiya as director of its marketing & bancassurance business. He joined Aviva in 2009 from Citibank.
FRP ADVISORY LLP
The restructuring, recovery and insolvency firm named Sam Talby as partner in its South West & Wales operation. He joins from Bishop Fleming Rabjohns, the mid-market accountancy firm.