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UniCredit streamlines structure

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The UniCredit Board of Directors, further to the recommendation of the Nomination Committee, has approved a new organisational structure aimed at simplifying the Group, establishing a more efficient operational set-up, clarifying roles and responsibilities of senior management and bolstering accountability through shorter reporting and decision making lines.

Man Group announces new chief executive

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Man Group has announced that Luke Ellis will succeed Emmanuel (Manny) Roman as Chief Executive Officer on 1st September 2016. Manny will step down from Man Group’s Board on 31st August 2016 in order to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at PIMCO from 1st November 2016.

Mizuho appoints new senior MD and head of fixed in come sales and trading

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Mizuho Americas has announced the appointment of Thomas Hartnett as Senior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading. In this role, Hartnett will lead Mizuho’s US execution and distribution capabilities for clients across all fixed income asset classes, including rates, investment grade and high-yield credit, emerging markets and securitized products.

B Riley appoints two new managing directors

B. Riley & Co, a leading full service investment bank and a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc have announced that John Calcagnini and Keith M. Sipes have joined the Investment Banking team as Managing Directors.

Mizuho Americas expands equity capabilities in U.S.

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Mizuho Americas announced the continued expansion of its US equity platform with the addition of a senior event-driven sales team specializing in risk arbitrage, M&A, SPACs, spin-offs, when issued securities and other special situations.



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Mizuho hires new MD and head of investment healthcare banking in North America

Mizuho Americas has hired Jason Fertig as Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking for its North American banking business. Jason joins Mizuho’s growing North American investment banking franchise with a mandate to develop the firm’s equity, M&A and strategic capital raising advisory capabilities for clients in the healthcare sector, primarily in the specialty pharmaceuticals, biotech, life sciences and emerging medical technology verticals.

Standard Life appoints new head of business management and strategy

Standard Life Wealth, the discretionary fund manager, has announced the appointment of Shona Sklaroff as the new Head of Business Management and Strategy. Reporting directly to Richard Charnock, Chief Executive Officer, Shona will have responsibility for managing Standard Life Wealth’s business and strategic plan, governance framework and communication strategy and will form part of the Leadership team based in Edinburgh.