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BDCA Adviser LLC, a registered investment adviser that manages Business Development Corporation of America, a non-traded BDC, has hired a team of lower mid-market executives: Lloyd Sams, Scott Chappell and Damien Dovi. The three executives previously worked at BIA Digital Partners. BDCA, which is backed by American Realty Capital, focuses on mid-market investment opportunities in a variety of industries.

Deutsche Bank has named Jerry Miller head of asset and wealth management Americas, effective immediately. He will be based in New York and will report to Michele Faissola, Deutsche Bank’s head of asset and wealth management. Most recently, Miller was a Lightyear Capital senior adviser responsible for the acquisition of financial services companies.

Lighter Capital, a Seattle-based online lending company, has appointed Jeff Seely to its board of directors. Seely is a trustee on the Washington State Investment Board and a member of the board of directors of Concur, a publicly traded, Redmond, Washington-based company that’s focused on employee spend management software.

Locust Walk Partners, a transaction advisory firm that supports biopharmaceutical companies, has hired Chris Ehrlich as managing director. Ehrlich, formerly a managing director at InterWest Partners, will be based in San Francisco and will be responsible for expanding and managing the firm’s West Coast practice.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc, a unit of Oppenheimer Holdings has made several senior hires. The recruitment drive includes two recent additions in the investment banking division: David Brown and Robert Cramer. Brown was previously at Barclays where he served as managing director, investment banking — Global Finance. Cramer comes to Oppenheimer from RBC Capital Markets, where he was a managing director in the financial services group for the last 12 years.

David Spaulding, founder and chief executive officer of The Spaulding Group, has promoted Patrick W. Fowler to the position of president. Spaulding relinquishes the title, which he has held since the founding of the firm nearly 23 years ago, while retaining the role of CEO. Patrick will also continue to hold the title of COO. The firm provides investment performance measurement products and services.

Russian investment bank VTB Capital has appointed Xin Lin and Wei Chen to its Hong Kong office, as part of VTB Capital’s growing business in the Asia-Pacific region. Lin has been appointed as VTB Capital’s head of multiproduct sales for China, where she will be responsible for sales and origination and fixed income across Chinese corporate, investor and financial institutional clients.