People News: Moves at J.P. Morgan, BofA, Morgan Stanley, Cantor, S&P and Zurich

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Andrew Bell, global head of mergers and acquisitions at HSBC, is leaving the firm to join the American investment bank Jefferies. [DealBook]

Franz Humer, the chairman of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Holdings, and Joan Spero, a former president of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, have been nominated to Citi’s board. [NY Times]

Matthew Koder, who joined Bank of America in June as head of the Asian investment bank, has been promoted to lead the bank’s Asian division. [Bloomberg]

Richard Siewert, the former counselor to Timothy Geithner, will lead the public relations effort at Goldman Sachs, replacing Lucas van Praag. [DealBook]

Zurich named Josef Ackermann as its new chairman to take over from Manfred Gentz, who is retiring. [WSJ]

S&P named Felix Herrera head of U.S. structured finance criteria and removed Becky Cao, who had been the head analyst for ratings on residential-mortgage backed securities and remains at the firm, and Barbara Duka, the lead analyst on the pulled commercial mortgage-backed deal, left and was succeeded by Peter Eastham, who oversaw structured-finance ratings in Asia. [WSJ]

CIBC added Darrel Ho, formerly at GE Energy Financial Services, to its corporate credit products team. [WSJ]

Cantor named James Smyth, formerly of Knight Capital, as head retail order flow. [Dow Jones]

Citi names Peter Tague co-head of mergers. [DealBook]

Cendant founder Henry Silverman joined Guggenheim Partners. [NY Times]

Nicholas Ferguson, who has spent nearly 30 years at SVG Capital, is leaving at the end of this year. [Financial Times]

Justin Gmelich has been named the head of credit trading at Goldman, and Jeffrey Verschleiser will lead mortgage trading. [Bloomberg]

Joseph Pacini, who formerly was the head of alternative investments at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Asia, is now leading BlackRock’s alternative strategy group in the region. [WSJ]

Jeremy Hill, a J.P. Morgan managing director who served on the board of an organization that helps people recover from cancer, died of melanoma on March 7th. [Bloomberg]

The CME Group said Craig Donohue would retire in December when his contract expired. CME’s president, Phupinder Gill, will become the new chief. [DealBook]

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