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Altius Associates has appointed Dr. William Charlton as a partner and head of U.S. investments. Charlton, formerly a senior lecturer in finance at the University of Texas at Austin, will be based in the Richmond, Va., office, reporting to Brad Young, head of investment.

CVC Capital Partners has appointed former Lloyds Banking Group boss Eric Daniels as a senior adviser in its global financial institutions group. Daniels was group chief executive at Lloyds. He stepped down in 2011 from Lloyds, which he first joined in 2001 as a group executive director, Reuters wrote

Kristiaan Nieuwenburg has joined EQT Partners as partner at EQT Equity and regional head for Benelux. Nieuwenburg comes from Dutch e-commerce firm RFS Holland Holding, where he was chief financial officer.

Highland Capital Management has appointed Nikki Aquino Gill as director of business development and David Lyon as director of client services. Both report to Clay Shumway, managing director, head of business development and are based in the firm’s Dallas office.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. announced the appointments of Hiro Shimizu and Sakae Suzuki as directors for KKR Japan. Shimizu joined from Goldman Sachs Japan, where he served as managing director and head of the financial institutions group within the financing group. Suzuki joins from McKinsey & Co., where he most recently served as a principal.