Senior M&A banker Filippo Bruno has joined the joint venture between Italian advisory boutique Leonardo and US-headquartered firm Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in corporate finance.
Reuters reports that he previously worked at Banca IMI, the investment banking arm of Intesa Sanpaolo, focusing on clients in the telecoms, media and technology area. Before that he was at Lazard in Italy as a managing director.
In the meantime, the news agency also reports that Standard Chartered has named Jens Andersen and Molly Duffy as co-heads of its financial markets business in the Americas, the bank said on Thursday.
The hirings form part of the emerging markets-focused bank's move to build up its business with clients in more developed countries