September 14, 2009 / 11:11 AM / 10 years ago

UPDATE 4-MOVES-Ramius, Huntington Bancshares, Lazard, Markel

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Sept 14 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Monday. To inform us of other job changes, send an e-mail to


The hedge fund named David Thill and Daniel Lehmann, both previously at K2 Advisors LLC, as managing director and director, respectively. Lehmann will report to Thill, who will be head of worldwide third party distribution and intermediary relationships.


The bank appointed William Robertson to its board of directors. Robertson most recently retired as managing partner of Kirtland Capital Partners.


Financial advisory and asset management group Lazard is to reshuffle the top management team at its French arm, a source briefed on the matter said on Monday.

The source, who was confirming an earlier article in Le Figaro newspaper, said Erik Maris and Matthieu Pigasse would become joint chief executives of Lazard Freres SAS.

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The firm that markets and underwrites specialty insurance products appointed Nathan Warde as executive underwriting officer, effective immediately.

Most recently, Warde was president for Aspen Insurance U.S. and chief executive officer for Aspen Specialty.


Deutsche Bank said it appointed Jaye Han, previously with Macquarie Investment Advisory (Beijing) Co Ltd, as chairman of the Institutional Client Group (ICG) China, effective immediately. Han will be based in Beijing.

The bank also appointed Shao Wenbo, previously with Goldman Sachs (GS.N), as a managing director and head of ICG China. Wenbo will be based in Honk Kong and will join on Oct. 29.


The corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada said it hired Nicolo Foschetti, previously with Bank of America, as a director in its structured interest rate sales group in London.


Ray Cole will be named chief executive of First Bancshares and will take over day-to-day operations of the southern Mississippi bank Sept. 14.

Cole is a founding director of the First National Bank of the Pine Belt and a director of First Bancshares,


The firm appointed Mitchell Stern as a managing director in its healthcare investment banking group.

Prior to joining Morgan Joseph, Stern was a managing director and head of healthcare & life sciences investment banking for SMH Capital Inc, as well as managing director and head of healthcare & life sciences at Glocap Advisors LLC.


Paul Diegelman, vice president of finance and accounting optimization for BancTec, will join the strategic advisory council of the International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP). (Compiled by Koustav Samanta in Bangalore, and Juan Lagorio in New York)

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