People Moves

Finisterre adds in-house counsel and moves COO to London


Finisterre Capital, the fast-growing and well-performing London-based emerging market debt specialist, has appointed Ursula Newman as its first in-house general counsel in a move to replace the firm’s external legal counsel.

She joins Finisterre from Altima Partners, where she worked as general counsel. Prior to that Newman was employed at HSBC and Deutsche Bank, where she worked on EM transactions – having started her career at Macfarlanes, a leading corporate and commercial law firm.

Meanwhile Frode Foss-Skiftesvik, a founding partner in Finisterre and the firm’s chief operating officer, has relocated to the London head office. He was previously