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The bank has announced the surprise departure of its finance director Richard Meddings. Meddings, who will step down from the board by the end of June, had been seen as the front-runner to succeed Chief Executive Peter Sands. Steve Bertamini, head of consumer banking, will also leave the bank. The bank also said it would integrate its wholesale banking and consumer-banking businesses from April 1, and has appointed Mike Rees as deputy
chief executive to run them.
LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
The indirect unit of Lazard Ltd said Yugo Ishida has joined Lazard Japan Asset Management K.K. as representative director and chief executive. Based in Tokyo, Ishida will lead the growth and development of LAM’s business in Japan, which includes local investment management. Ishida joins from Nomura Asset Management, where he most recently served as an adviser to the board of directors.
STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS
The asset manager, a unit of Standard Life Plc, said it has appointed Johan Langerak as investment director for the Netherlands. Langerak was previously head of Benelux institutional and wholesale business for Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd.
The asset manager has promoted Viswanathan Parameswar, Sasha Kugler and Patrick Kuentscher to executive directors. Parameswar is responsible for the company’s investment in Asia while Kugler is responsible for human resources and facility management and Kuentscher looks after tax-related matters.
The Togo-based bank announced on Wednesday the departure of its group executive director for finance and risk, Laurence do Rego, who made an allegation last year that prompted an investigation into governance at the West African lender by Nigeria’s securities regulator.
The company said Charlotte Keyworth had joined it as an aerospace and defense analyst for equity research. Harry Philips has joined as capital goods analyst and Rob Ellis has been appointed specialist sales analyst. All three have joined Canaccord from Oriel Securities.
The company also appointed Arun George as a technology analyst. He joins from Edison Investment Research.
PALAMON CAPITAL PARTNERS
The private equity firm has elected Julian Carreras, Pascal Jean-Noel Noth and Gary Pritchard as partners. Carreras and Jean-Noel Noth joined Palamon in 2003 and 2009, respectively, from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Pritchard joined Palamon in 2008 from international specialty insurance and reinsurance group Catlin Group Ltd .
WELSH, CARSON, ANDERSON AND STOWE
The private equity firm said it appointed William Frank an operating executive in the resources group. Frank was most recently an associate principal at McKinsey & Co.