A round-up of the latest positions for those in finance, covering investment markets worldwide
BNP Paribas has hired David Cottam as co-head of media and telecoms in corporate finance.
At BNP Paribas he will be based in London and report to Herve Letalenet, head of the media and telecoms corporate finance group, based in Paris.
Cottam previously worked at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for communications, media and entertainment origination. Before joining Goldman, Cottam worked at Paribas as a senior telecoms banker.
Cazenove Fund Management has recruited Andrew Ross, chief executive of HSBC Asset Management in Europe, to head its business.
The UK investment subsidary of Cazenove, which is in the process of transforming itself from a partnership into a corporate entity by listing on the London Stock Exchange, has also appointed Robin Minter-Kemp as managing director at HSBC to lead its fund distribution.
Cazenove has £12bn ($19.6bn) in assets under management, most of which comes from private clients. Roughly £3.4bn of assets is from charities, £2.7bn from pensions funds, and £1bn from other institutional clients.
The firm said the appointments underline its commitment to the UK business.
Nigel Rowe, managing director, said: 'Ross will look at the growth of the business over time, but our targets will be up to him, as it will be his responsibility to deliver those targets.'
ABN Amro has recruited two members of Deutsche Bank's highly rated fixed income strategy team, in a bid to create a new relative value research function.
Doug Higgins joins as a director and head of relative value research, a new unit within ABN's global financial markets business. He will co-ordinate the new team alongside the bank's existing fixed income research activities, as well as interest rate and derivative sales and trading.
Higgins will be based in London and report to Tina Beattie, global head of research.
Christian Schaller joins from Deutsche Securities (Tokyo) and will also be based in London. Schaller, who is also being made a director at ABN Amro, will work in the relative value group.
Old Mutual has appointed Graham Bentley as head of Investment Marketing. Bentley will work with marketing director Bill Vasilieff for the Old Mutual-backed investment provider company, which will be launched later this year.
Bentley joins from M&G where he worked for six years, latterly as investment marketing manager.
Before this he was a director of Henderson Unit Trust Managers and has almost 25 years' experience in investment sales and marketing.
He is an experienced conference speaker on investment issues and has recently featured as stock market and economics guru on virgin money.com.
Bill Vasilieff said: 'I am delighted that Graham has joined our new business. He has enormous IFA market expertise and will be a critical part of our launch and delivery team.'
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