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Philip Robert-Tissot, chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa Mergers and Acquisitions at Citigroup, is to be the next director general of the UK Takeover Panel, the regulator said on Tuesday.

Reuters reports that Robert-Tissot will take up his appointment on April 1. He will be on a two-year secondment from Citi.

HSBC has named a former auditor of the bank as its new head of global regulatory compliance on Monday in the latest move by Europe's biggest bank to beef up its compliance functions.

Reuters reports that HSBC said Ruth Horgan would take on the role from April 2, responsible for developing strategy, standards, global systems and policies on compliance.

In the meantime, the news agency reports that JP Morgan Chase said the heads of its French business and its financial services business for investment banking in Europe are to swap roles.

Kyril Courboin will become head of JPMorgan in France and Isabelle Seillier, who is currently in that role, will take Courboin's position as head of financial institutions for its investment bank for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

And Bloomberg  reports that JPMorgan Chase has named former UBS banker Hussein Hassan to head global Islamic finance as the biggest U.S. lender strives to boost its share of an industry whose assets are set to double by 2015.

New York-based JPMorgan said Hassan, previously global head of Islamic structuring for UBS, would focus on clients in countries including Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, according to an e-mailed statement today. Malaysia hosts the world’s biggest market for Islamic bonds, or sukuk, while Saudi Arabia boasts the world’s biggest share of Shariah-compliant assets.

Finally, Bloomberg reports that Oleg Vyugin, a former head of Russia’s markets watchdog, will join Morgan Stanley in Moscow as a senior adviser.

Morgan Stanley hired Vyugin as the bank expands in Russia, Franck Petitgas, global co-head of investment banking at Morgan Stanley, said today in an e-mailed statement.

Finally, Reuters reports that UBS has named private banker Andre Cronje operating head of its investment bank, which is shutting vast swaths of its fixed income division.

Citigroup's Robert-Tissot to take top Takeover Panel role

HSBC names new head of regulatory compliance

JPMorgan heads of France, EMEA financials to swap roles

JPMorgan Hires UBS Banker Amid Quest for Bigger Islamic Slice

Morgan Stanley Hires Oleg Vyugin as Senior Adviser in Russia

UBS appoints private banker as investment bank operating chief


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