Rodger Hughes has become chairman of National Counties Building Society. Having been a member of National Counties since 1996, Mr Hughes decided to apply for the post of chairman last year.
Neptune Investment Management has appointed James Dowey as chief economist and chief investment officer.
City Noble, an independent pensions and investments advisory firm, has strengthened its team with new associate Gavin Moffatt.
Wealth manager Towry has hired Michael Martin as a wealth adviser in its London office.
Old Mutual Wealth has added to its specialist sales team with Andrew Miller, as investment specialist, while Jane Goodland has become head of responsible business.
The Financial Reporting Council has appointed Ann Muldoon as director of actuarial policy.
Fairstone Group has hired Hannah McGivern as marketing manager.
Workplace Solutions, part of the DeVere Group, has confirmed the appointment of Richard Walter as head of standards and technical.
Smith & Williamson Investment Management has bolstered its US and Global Equity fund capabilities with Tim Day and Chris Ford, who will run a global equity and a US equity fund.
Matthew Brown has become private client partner to help drive the growth of Thomas Miller Investment’s wealth management services in London.
Rowanmoor Group has welcomed Tony Kehlar as senior sales consultant for the London region.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset management group, has appointed Mark Nichols portfolio manager in its European equities team.
Distribution Technology has made James Smith head of intermediary account management.
Stuart Ireland is to become sales and marketing director for Arthur J Gallagher Employee Benefits & Wealth Management.
Gill Barr and Mervyn Walker have joined Towers Watson’s UK defined contribution master trust board.
Fenchurch Advisory Partners has appointed Philippe Jacquemard as managing director with effect from 22nd June 2015.
Aviva Investors has made James Tothill head of third-party sales.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group is set to appoint Charlie Rozes as group fnance director, succeeding Mike Reynolds.
Robin Lincoln is the new portfolio director at Oxford Capital, joining from Lloyds Bank where he managed and exited the bank’s equity portfolio of over 300 companies.
Hogan Lovells has welcomed Sylvain Dhennin as a finance partner in the international debt capital markets (IDCM) team in London.
Investec Asset Management has appointed Justin Simler as investment director.
Jupiter has made James Zimmerman manager of the £60m Jupiter UK Smaller Companies Fund, who takes over from Richard Curling.