Panmure Liberum makes three senior appointments as part of US team expansion

All three additions join from the former Numis US business and will work across sales and sales trading.

Panmure Liberum has expanded its US business with three new appointments to coincide with the newly combined business’ growth plans.

In January, Panmure Gordon and Liberum agreed to merge and create the UK’s largest independent investment bank.

As part of the merger, former Barclays executive, Rich Ricci, took on the role of chief executive of the combined entity.

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Ed Husband and Hugo Hewitt join the firm’s US sales team in New York and London, respectively. Elsewhere, Arthur Pyott joins the firm’s sales trading desk and will split his time between New York and Florida.

All three additions join from the former Numis US business and will report to Julian Plant, chief executive of Panmure Liberum’s US business.

In addition, they will work alongside Richard Morecombe, who holds overall responsibility for the US and founded Numis’ US franchise two decades ago.

According to the firm, the hires add scale to Panmure Liberum’s coverage, enhancing its execution capabilities in the mid and large cap space, and allowing for more support of its clients’ growth ambitions.

“[The new additions] bring excellent experience of helping clients navigate the US capital markets, and Julian and I look forward to engaging with clients around our enhanced US proposition,” said Morecombe.

“Following the merger of Panmure and Liberum we are making fast, effective progress in the US, marked by our ability to attract leading talent.”