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GREENHILL & CO INC The New York-based investment bank has hired former Goldman Sachs Group Inc dealmaker Rodrigo Mello as it expands its mergers and acquisitions operation in Brazil.
JP MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT The asset management firm named Paula Stibbe as head of global liquidity sales, Asia Pacific. Stibbe succeeds Travis Spence, who recently took a new position as head of global strategic relationship group, Asia Pacific.
JCRA FINANCIAL LLC The U.S. operation of debt advisory firm JC Rathbone Associates hired two directors, Amrita Sareen and Dara Roach, as it expands its U.S. business. Sareen will be working in the project finance, public private partnership, and private equity sectors. Roach has joined as associate director of marketing and operations.
EFG ASSET MANAGEMENT The investment products and services firm hired Swiss equity fund manager Urs Beck as part of its on-going development of Swiss investment strategies. Beck is the former head of Swiss equities at Zurich Cantonal Bank.
STANDARD CHARTERED PRIVATE BANKING The private banking division of Standard Chartered has appointed Michael Benz as new group head, effective Feb. 17. Benz joins from Julius Baer, where he was the designated chairman for Asia.
WESTPAC BANKING CORP The Australian bank hired senior executives for its Hong Kong division, including Alex Tam as head of corporate and institutional banking for Hong Kong and Steven Yu as head of trade sales for North Asia.