UBS confirmed Thursday that Jimmy Neissa will become chairman of M&A over at the investment bank. Pierro Novelli and Jeffery Raich, who are based in London and Los Angeles, have been named global heads of M&A.
JP Morgan has nabbed Gary Sorrentino from Citigroup. Sorrentino, who replaces JPM veteran Joan Schlesinger (who is retiring), will become infrastructure chief technology officer for the private bank and private client services.
Deutsche Bank's private wealth management unit in New York has landed brokers Eric Osserman and Michael Brabant from CSFB. The brokers are said to have brought in around $4m in gross revenues in the last 12 months. The German bank has also named former Citigroup exec Mark Peters to head up its US private wealth management arm. Thomas Bowers also arrives at the unit from Citigroup, as managing director and chief operating officer.
Bear Stearns has staged a bit of a hiring coup. The firm has this week hired 11 brokers in New York from RBC Dain Rauscher. The brokers are said to have been among several RBC Dain staff who last week were paid retention bonuses in respect to an earlier acquisition.
SG Corporate & Investment Banking has appointed Thibaut Le Maire to head up its Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in France. He will report to De Doan Tran. The firm has also appointed Thomas Mann as Head of FIG in the US.
Jefferies International has hired four bankers from ABN Amro in London to expand it Randall & Dewey Oil and Gas Group. Richard Kent will come in as a managing director, Neil Schroeder and Paul Wheeler join as directors and Alex Grant comes aboard as a VP.
F&C Asset Management has appointed Fernando Ribeiro as head of investments. The firm's current Chief Investment Officer Tony Broccardo is said to be leaving the company shortly.
Finally, Henderson Global Investors has appointed Jane Shoemaker as investment director to its UK thematic equities team. She was previously at Threadneedle Asset Management and JP Morgan Asset Management.