Baring Asset Management — The London investment management firm has appointed Edmund Chong to be head of sales, client service and business development and distribution for Asia. Chong is based in Hong Kong. He joins Barings from HSBC Global Asset Management where he was the head of sales, wholesale business. Previously, he worked at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, SG Asset Management and Franklin Templeton.

Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) — Peter Clare (pictured) has been named deputy chief investment officer for the Washington, D.C. asset management and private equity firm. Clare, who joined Carlyle in 1992, will remain as co-head of the U.S. buyout group, a title he has held since 2011. He will work alongside Kewsong Lee who was hired from Warburg Pincus LLC in 2013. In 1999, Clare was a founding member of Caryle's Asia team, and later launched the firm's distressed investment team. In 2004, he became head of the global aerospace, defense and government services industry team. Prior to Carlyle, Clare worked for First City Capital Corp. and the merchant banking group of Prudential-Bache Capital Funding.

Dechert LLP — The Philadelphia law firm has expanded its corporate and securities practice by adding Markus Bolsinger as a partner. Bolsinger will serve as an anchor of the firm's New York private equity practice.  He joins Dechert after spending roughly 20 years at Kirkland & Ellis, where he advised companies in a wide variety of industry sectors.

Duane Morris LLP — Brian Kerwin has been named chair of the Philadelphia firm’s corporate practice group. Kerwin was among the founders of the Duane Morris' Chicago office in 1999. Kerwin has served as a partner in Duane Morris’ corporate and finance groups, as a member of the firm’s national governing partners board and as a member of the management committee of the Chicago office.

Harvest Partners — The New York-based middle market private equity firm has opened a Palo Alto office. The announcement comes on the heels of Harvest's formation of Harvest Partners SCF LP, a private investment adviser that provides structured equity and junior debt solutions to business owners. Harvest's various investment funds target investments in companies with $20 million and $75 million of Ebitda and total value of $100 million to $750 million. Managing director Andrew Schoenthal will spearhead the firm’s West Coast expansion. Schoenthal previously worked at Charlesbank Capital Partners, JH Whitney and Morgan Stanley between 1995 and 2005.

Houlihan Lokey— The Los Angeles investment bank tapped John Perkins as a managing director in the firm’s strategic consulting business. Perkins was previously a partner and director at Bain & Co., where he has served in a number of roles over the course of about three decades.

Jackson Lewis PC — Frank Melton has joined the Los Angeles law firm as a shareholder.  Melton, who was previously with Littler Mendelson, has spent his entire career practicing in the area of labor and employment law.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) — The New York-based investment bank called up John Horner to be treasurer and chief investment officer. Horner, who joined the firm in 2002, went on to become head of investor services in 2014 when Carlos Hernandez was named co-head of global banking alongside Jeff Urwin. Before that, he was head of prime brokerage and financing. Horner is replacing Craig Delany, who is retiring. Delany has been with JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) since 1993. Over the years, he has held various leadership titles, including chief investment officer in 2012.

Mesirow Advanced Strategies Inc. — The Chicago financial adviser promoted Mark Kulpins to co-chief investment officer with Steve Vogt. Kulpins, who joined Mesirow in August 2004, was named head of research in 2013. Mesirow Advanced Strategies is a segment of Mesirow Financial, which also has offices in London and Hong Kong.


O’Melveny & Myers LLP — Tobias Knapp came aboard the New York law office as a partner. Knapp and partner Paul Scrivano serve as co-heads of U.S. M&A and Private Equity, working with partner Steve Tonsfeldt, O’Melveny’s global head of M&A and private equity. He previously worked for Jenner & Block in New York, serving as co-chair of the firm’s private equity group, chair of Jenner’s New York corporate practice, and as a member of its firmwide management committee.

Rabobank — Donald Meltzer was named vice chairman and head of M&A for the New York investment bank's North America Wholesale banking division. In this role he will advise companies in the food and beverage, as well as agriculture.

Risk Management Association (RMA) — The Philadelphia-based not-for-profit organization announced today that Heidi Turley has joined its management team as chief financial officer. Turley comes to RMA from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), where she spent 17 years, serving as CFO and vice president of operations. Prior to PICPA, she worked at Deloitte & Touche.

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