City Moves for 8 October 2014 | Who’s switching jobs

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Carmignac Group

Obe Ejikeme has been appointed quantitative equity analyst in the asset manager’s fund management team. He was previously head of European equity and quantitative strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and has also worked at FactSet Research Systems.

Old Mutual Global Investors

The asset management firm has announced the appointment of Ian Ormiston as manager of its newly-created European Smaller Companies fund. He joins from Ignis Asset Management, where he was a European equities portfolio manager and managed the Ignis European Smaller Companies fund.

JO Hambro Capital Management

Bogdan Popescu has been appointed director for European sales, covering French-speaking Europe, at the investment boutique. Based in London, he joins from Hilbert Investment Solutions, where he was head of marketing and client services. Popescu has previously worked at Skandia Investment Group, East Capital Asset Management, and SG Asset Management.


Sophie Plummer-Seats has been appointed director in the real estate-focused professional services firm’s central London team. She joins from M&G Real Estate, where she was an asset manager in its retail team.

RBC Capital Markets

Royal Bank of Canada’s corporate and investment banking arm has announced two appointments to its European metals and mining group. Rod Beddows joins as a senior adviser. He was most recently director and founder of Hatch Corporate Finance International. Maria Perez-Corral joins as vice-president. She was a director at UBS, and has also worked at JP Morgan.

Bird & Bird

Joanne Wheeler has been appointed partner in the law firm’s London office. She was previously a TMT commercial partner at CMS, where she specialised in communications, satellite and space regulatory and policy matters and commercial contracts. Wheeler has also held roles at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.

Cavendish Corporate Finance

The sell-side M&A advisory firm has promoted Anya Cummins to partner. She joined Cavendish in 2011. In addition, Parit Patel, Duncan McKinlay and Marco Zamblera all join the firm as corporate finance executives.

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