City Moves for 7 October 2014 | Who’s switching jobs

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Brooks Macdonald International (BMI)

The investment manager has appointed Darren Zaman as chief executive of its offshore business. He was chief executive of DPZ Capital, a wealth management firm acquired by BMI in April. Zaman has also held roles at HSBC Investments and Le Masurier James and Chinn.


Masato Miyachi has been promoted to chief executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Based in London, he has been deputy chief executive for EMEA since 2013.


The accountancy and business advisory firm has appointed Ed Higgs as director in its London-based valuations team. He joins from PwC, where he was head of tax valuations. Higgs has 15 years’ experience valuing companies, intangible assets, shares, options, and other financial instruments.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Duncan Field has been appointed partner and head of planning in the law firm’s London real estate team. He joins from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, and has particular experience in development projects.

Finisterre Capital

Christopher Buck has been appointed head of credit research at the absolute return emerging market specialist. He was most recently head of LatAm corporate credit research at Barclays Capital.

DMH Stallard

The law firm has announced the appointment of four new partners. Kerry Beattie, a former partner at Taylor Wessing, joins its real estate group from Schofield Lothian. Anthony Lee joins its commercial, IT and intellectual property group from Bircham Dyson Bell, where he was a partner specialising in IT, outsourcing and intellectual property. Emily Wood joins the firm’s real estate dispute resolution group from CMS Cameron McKenna. Finally, Abigail Owen joins its corporate team from Rawlison Butler.

Cordea Savills

Julian Symons has been appointed director of development in London at the international property investment manager. He previously spent 14 years at McBains Cooper, where he led its risk management team and worked on high profile residential developments in the capital.