Altius Associates Ltd. – The London private equity firm has appointed Peter Pfister as partner and head of Asia-Pacific and Duncan Cox (pictured, right) as a special adviser to the firm’s infrastructure business.Pfister, who will be based in Singapore, will be responsible for business development and investment decisions across the region. Previously, Pfister was head of Asia-Pacific for Deutsche Bank AG’s (NYSE: DB) private equity business, where he spent seven years. Before that, he was a vice president of LGT Capital Partners in Switzerland. Duncan’s previous roles include chairman at Green Gas Americas, president and CEO of Canron Corp., CEO of Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd. and president of Zum Energy Division.
Brentwood Associates – The Los Angeles private equity firm, which focuses on the consumer good sector, has hired Scott Staff (pictured, left) as a managing director, where he will focus on business development. Before Brentwood, Staff was global director of business development at law firm Perkins Coie, where he worked for nine years.