Mark Anson has decided to resign as chief executive of Hermes, and will join Chicago-based fund manager Nuveen Investments as its president. Anson is understood to have resigned after the sudden death of his father, and to help care for his ailing father-in-law. Anson, joined Hermes in January 2006, from CalPERS, where he had been chief investment officer. Rupert Clarke, chief executive of Hermes Real Estate, will serve as interim CEO after Anson leaves at the end of August.

Steven Becker has joined Hunton & Williams as a New York-based partner within the firm’s asset securitization practice group and capital markets team. He previously was with Thacher Proffitt & Wood, as a member of the firm’s structured finance and corporate and financial institutions practice group.

Stuart Bressman has joined Proskauer Rose as a New York-based partner focused on capital markets transactions. He previously was co-chair of the corporate and securities group of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner.

Antonio Casari has joined hedge fund Magnetar, where he will work on the firm’s U.K. private equity team. He previously was a director on the leveraged finance team at Lehman Brothers.

Bruno Deschamps has agreed to join 3i Group as a partner and managing director for the firm’s French activities. He has spent the past five years as a partner with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. 3i had been without a France chief since last fall, when Guy Zarzavatdjian was put in charge of the firm’s growth capital business.

Energy Investors Funds has hired Warren MacGillivray as a Boston-based senior vice president in the asset management group, and Jason Kahan as a New York-based associate. MacGillivray previously was a senior vice president with GE Energy Financial Services, while Kahan was with Citigroup as an analyst in the firm’s I-banking power group.

Christopher Falk has joined I-banking boutique Livingston as a partner. He will be based in Chicago, and will head up the firm’s business services and tech sector practices. Falk previously was a managing director with Wells Fargo Securities, where he helped form the firm’s mid-market I-banking practice.

Seth Friedman has joined the alternative investments group of MetLife as an associate director within the mezzanine group. He previously held positions at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Mesirow Financial and LaSalle Bank.

Dan Gladney has joined Norwest Equity Partners as an operating partner focused on the healthcare market. He currently serves as co-founder and part-time CEO of Heartleaflet Technologies, which is developing a percutaneous aortic heart valve system. He previously was president and CEO of Compex Technologies.

Fazle Husain has agreed to join MetalMark Capital as a managing director, with a focus on the healthcare sector. He currently is a managing director with Morgan Stanley, where he has served on the boards of such companies as Allscripts Healthcare, Cambridge Heart, Cross Country, The Medicines Co., SouthernCare Hospice and Suros Surgical.

J.F. Lehman & Co. has hired: Victor Caruso as principal, after working in Houlihan Lokey’s Los Angeles office with a focus on aerospace & defense; Troy Barratt as an associate, a former J.F. Lehman summer intern who recently received his MBA from Columbia; and Michael Friedman as a senior analyst, after spending two years as an I-banking analyst with Jefferies & Co.

Faraaz Kamran has joined Madison Capital Funding as a senior vice president, where he will manage the newly formed health care team. Kamran previously worked in Merrill Lynch Capital’s health care group.

David Malm has joined Webster Capital as a managing director. He previously served as a co-founding partner with Halpern, Denny & Co. He remains listed on the Halpern Denny Web site, but was cited as a Webster managing director in a press release announcing Webster’s buyout of Comfort Keepers.

Morgan Stanley has hired Graham Keniston-Cooper to lead its European private equity business. He will build a team based in London, and establish Morgan Stanley’s European private equity business for third-party investors. Keniston-Cooper previously was a managing partner with Lazard European Private Equity Partners and, before that, spent 11 years with Cinven.

Peter Nachtwey has agreed to become chief financial officer of The Carlyle Group. He replaces John Harris, who had served as Carlyle CFO for the past decade. Harris has become a senior advisor.

Steven Ratoff, a venture partner with ProQuest Investments, has been named interim president and CEO of NovaDel Pharma Inc. (AMEX: NVD), following the resignation of Jan Egberts. Ratoff has been on the NovaDel board since 2004, and chairman since 2006. The company said that it plans to initiate a search for a permanent replacement.

Michael Ross has joined Babson Capital Management as a managing director in the firm’s mezzanine and private equity group. He will be based in a new Los Angeles office that is scheduled to open in the fall. He previously was with UnionBanCal Equities, where he worked in such area’s as leveraged equity sponsor finance.

Vaidehi Shah has agreed to join hedge fund Eton Park, with a focus on “illiquid” opportunities. She previously was a senior associate with The Carlyle Group, where she focused on buyout opportunities in the U.S. telecom and media sectors.

Dag Skattum, former co-head of global M&A for JP Morgan, has agreed to join TPG.

Chris Solomon has joined Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe as director of capital markets. In this newly-created position, Solomon will lead financing efforts for new investments, and work with existing WCAS portfolio companies to review and optimize their balance sheet obligations. He previously was with a member of the leveraged finance group at J.P. Morgan Securities.

Howard Steyn has agreed to join Catterton Partners as a principal, effective in early September. He previously was a principal with Bain Capital Ventures.

Michael Tamulis has joined Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group as a managing director and head of the group’s technical accounting activities.

Windjammer Capital Investors has promoted both Matthew Anderson and Caleb Clark to senior associate. The firm also has hired Chris Allen as an associate. Anderson joined Windjammer in October 2005 from GE Corporate Finance, while Clark joined in June 2006 after receiving his MBA from Columbia. Allen just received his MBA from Harvard, and before that worked in strategic business development for Home Depot.

Compiled by Dan Primack