A round-up of the latest positions for those in finance, covering investment markets worldwide
Top stories this week include that of David Blewden, new managing director at Yukos Services (UK). After four years at SSSB, Blewden left earlier this year when the bank's redundancy plans came into effect.
At Yukos, he will be responsible for the capital markets in London and bank financing transactions as deputy head of corporate finance. He joins Yukos at a crucial point as they expand their position in international operations.
Previous deputy head of the European energy investment banking team at SSSB, Blewden said: 'Yukos' international operations are developing well and they are highly rated by international investors.'
His past positions in investment banking started 14 years ago with Schroders, he then moved on to Chase Manhattan, then UBS Warburg before starting work at SSSB.
In efforts to create an integrated credit platform to deal with rapid credit market changes, Banc of America Securities has hired three senior bankers.
James McBurney, John Brewer and Gabriele Vianello join BoA to strengthen its debt capital markets and mergers and acquisitions businesses.
Previously managing director of the energy and power group at Merrill Lynch, McBurney has been hired by BoA as head of energy and power investment banking in Europe.
John Brewer will play a key role in the resource gathering necessary to generate the integrated credit platform aimed for by BoA. He joins as head of European investment grade training from his co-head position at Goldman Sachs. Brewer will report to Arrington Mixon, head of global markets group for Europe.
New employee, Gabriele Vianello will be responsible for debt capital markets origination for Italian corporate and public entities. He joins from Abaxbank where he also ran the DCM origination business.
Danish technology venture capital firm, 2M Invest, has hired a new chief operating officer, Peter Caroe.
Caroe joins from Danske Bank where he was senior executive vice president of the treasury department. He will work with Michael Mathiesen, president on the management board, to streamline managerial and administrative elements in the company.
2M Invest has made these recruitment moves to reorganise its internal management in order to raise efficiency in recognising and tackling potential problems in the portfolio companies.
Previously a strategy consultant for HBoS, James Stuart Smith joins Ansbacher, part of the South African firm FirstRand Group, as chief investment officer.
As head of the multi-management team, Smith will be a key player in moves to develop and expand the investment and advisory firm while dealing with international equities and bonds.
Thomson Financial has a new managing director of global strategic accounts. Jim Tousignant co-founded the financial information company Multex, where he was president until 2000. He joins Thomsons from Morgan Stanley where he was managing director of business development and e-commerce.
Tousignant will oversee the cross-selling of Thomson's product range into top clients' accounts.
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