The world of international finance is fast moving. Here is a breakdown of the key moves and promotions this month
NAME: Charlotte Hill
TO: Stephenson Harwood
FROM: CMS Cameron McKenna
Charlotte Hill has been appointed fund and financial services partner in the Corporate Group at Stephenson Harwood. She joins from CMS Cameron McKenna where she was head of fund management. Her experience includes advising on the set up and authorisation of retail and institutional investment funds, both in the UK and offshore, both open and closed ended; advising on access to EU member states under the Investment Services Directive and the Ucits Directives; advising on the marketing and financial promotion of funds from a wide range of jurisdictions; limited partnerships; hedge funds; and regulatory advice.
NAMEs: Harsha Patel, Anna Lees-Jones, Kieran Roane
TO: Investec Asset Management
Harsha Patel and Anna Lees-Jones (pictured) have been promoted to the position of co-head of credit at Investec Asset Management. Patel will be responsible for managing bottom-up credit selection while Lees-Jones will take charge of top-down, macro credit decisions. In addition, Kieran Roane has been promoted to co-portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management's High Yield funds which he will now manage alongside Chris O'Hare.
NAME: Stuart MacDonald
TO: Shore Capital
FROM: Henderson Global Investors
Stuart MacDonald has been appointed director of alternative investments at Shore Capital Group. He was previously director of hedge funds at Henderson Global Investors where he was responsible for growth of its $2bn (£1.1bn) single manager hedge fund business. Prior to this he worked at West Merchant Bank and Buchanan Partners.
NAME: Geoffrey Bruyn
TO: Merrill Lynch
FROM: ABN AMRO Bank
Geoffrey Bruyn has been appointed to head up Merrill Lynch's global private client office in Amsterdam to develop the business across the Netherlands. He reports to Benoit vander Borght, deputy manager at Merrill Lynch global private client France & Northern Europe. He joins from ABN AMRO Bank Luxembourg, where for the past four years he headed up the private banking team handling international Dutch clients.
NAME: Toshimi Suzuki
TO: Forsyth Partners
FROM: Putnam Advisory Company
Toshimi Suzuki has been appointed regional director at Forsyth Partners' Tokyo office. He has more than 30 years experience in the Japanese investment market and joins from Putnam Advisory Company, where he was director of marketing. Before joining, Putnam was the managing director of Credit Suisse Investment Advisory where he was responsible for marketing its non-Japan units to pension funds, institutional investors and security companies for retail distribution.
NAME: Yui Ben Lai
TO: Atlantis Investment Management
Yui Ben Lai has been appointed fund manager oft the Chinese Equity team at Atlantis Investment Management. He will be based in the Hong Kong office and joins from Kingsway Financial Services Group where he was vice president of Institutional Sales. He was previously an investment director for PointWorth Management, where he was responsible for investment in Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.
NAME: Sam Shan
TO: Atlantis Investment Management
FROM: Economic Research Institute of Guosen Securities
Sam Shan has been appointed Chinese equity analyst at Atlantis Investment Managers. He joins from economic research at Guosen Securities where he held a senior sales position and was previously a senior manager of the overseas trading department with ShenYin & WanGuo Securities for eight years, where he helped develop its QFII trading and service system.
NAME: Adrian Lott
TO: Societe Generale Asset Management
FROM: SVM Asset Management
Adrian Lott has been appointed senior sales manager at Societe Generale Asset Management. He will work alongside Derek Brander, who joined the company in April 2005 to cover London and the Channel Islands. Prior to joining SGAM, Lott covered London and the South East for SVM Asset Management and spent five years at Govett and DWS.
NAME: Phil Gates
TO: Lincoln Financial Group
FROM: Lincoln Financial Group
Phil Gates has been appointed as an investment broker consultant for the South West at Lincoln Financial Group. In this role he will help support Lincoln's relationships with investment firms and intermediaries. He has been with Lincoln Financial Group for over 20 years and was an investment analyst within the company's fund management team.
NAME: Catheleyne van Erp
TO: Merrill Lynch Investment Managers
FROM: Deutsche Asset Management
Catheleyne van Erp has been appointed as sales executive and vice president at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) Benelux. For the past four years van Erp has worked for Deutsche Asset Management, where she was responsible for the introduction of the retail sales strategy for DWS in the Netherlands. She also held several sales and marketing positions at Deutsche Asset Management in the Netherlands and in Singapore.
NAME: Angus Macpherson
TO: Noble Group
FROM: Merrill Lynch
Angus Macpherson has been appointed head of structured products at Noble Group. In this role he will help create capital market products for corporate clients, as well as investment structures, which will allow investors access to asset classes such as venture finance. He joins from Merrill Lynch where he was head of Asia Capital Markets with responsibility for equity and debt sales across Asia as well as providing clients with other forms of financing.
NAME: Alia Yousuf
TO: Standard Asset Management
FROM: First State Investments
Alia Yousuf has been appointed emerging market debt portfolio manager at Standard Asset Management. He joins from First State Investments and previously worked for the World Bank, Emerging Markets Economics, Fisher Francis Trees and Watts. According to Ian Gibson, managing director at Standard, there has been a considerable interest in the emerging market debt asset class and its strategy is to focus on achieving absolute returns for investors through investing in high income bonds.
NAME: Darren Bacon
TO: Mourant du Feu & Jeune
FROM: Carey Olsen
Darren Bacon is to head Mourant du Feu & Jeune legal practice in Guernsey. The office will focus on advising on private equity, property and hedge funds. He joins from Carey Olsen and has experience in the securities and investments groups of Lovells in London and as an in-house lawyer at an investment bank.
View from the front row
Project Libra unveiled
Including SJP and investment trusts
Spent two years at Sanlam
Will also assess FCA's actions