City Moves for 13 October 2014 | Who’s switching jobs

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BNP Paribas Investment Partners

Susan Gostick has been appointed head of pension fund segment at the asset management arm of BNP Paribas. She has over 20 years’ experience in investment and pensions, and was previously head of institutional relationship management at Newton Investment Management. Gostick has also held roles at Lazard Asset Management, Merrill Lynch Investment Management, and Noble Lowndes.

Lending Works

The peer-to-peer lending company has appointed Michael Raasch as head of technology. He has recently been working with a series of early stage companies, including Deborah Meaden-backed Ecoinomy, and has also held software development project manager roles at Goldman Sachs, Commerzbank, and UBS.

British Property Federation

Melanie Leech has been appointed chief executive of the British Property Federation. She joins from the Food and Drink Federation, where she was director general. Leech has also held senior positions in government, and was chief executive of the Association of Police Authorities.

Lloyds Bank

Allen Appen has been appointed head of financial institutions capital and asset backed solutions at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. He joins from Barclays, where he was most recently head of financial institutions capital markets for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Squire Patton Boggs

Ben Holland has been appointed international dispute resolution partner at the law firm. He joins from Covington & Burling. Holland’s practice focuses on energy-related disputes, particularly in the oil and gas, power, renewables, utilities and mining sectors.

Peel Hunt

The corporate broking, advisory and trading house has announced two appointments. Mark Thompson joins as head of investment company sales from Martin Currie, where he managed its discretionary client sales in London. Caroline Cerisola joins as investment companies analyst from JP Morgan Cazenove, where she worked in its investment companies research team.

Alken Asset Management

The asset management firm has appointed two analysts to its investment team. Michael Aubourg joins from Credit Suisse, and Nicolas Descoqs joins from ConocoPhillips.

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