City Moves for 13 January 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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Grosvenor Fund Management

The investment firm has appointed Gaston Brandes as director of capital markets, Europe. He joins from UBS Global Asset Management, where he was executive director of global real estate business development. Brandes has also held roles at Franklin Templeton Investment Services.

Brown Rudnick

The law firm has appointed Moris Mashali as partner in its corporate and capital markets practices in London. He is founding chairman of risk management advisory firm RIMA Consulting.


The global markets and financial advisory firm has announced two appointments. Mike Turnbull joins as managing director for capital markets. He has held senior positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Jonathan Spry joins as head of insurance solutions and advisory from RBS, where he was head of insurance capital management for structured solutions. Spry has also held roles at Guy Carpenter, Standard & Poor’s, Morgan Stanley and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.

Aviva Investors

Louise Kay has been appointed global head of sales at Aviva’s global asset management business. She has over 16 years’ experience in asset management, and has held senior roles at Standard Life Investments and AEGON Asset Management UK.


The European real estate fund manager has appointed Audrey Klein as senior managing director and head of fundraising and business development. She joins from Park Hill Real Estate, where she founded its European business in 2006 and has since acted as managing principal. Klein has also held roles at Caskar Partners and Bank of America.


Clare Whitaker has been appointed partner in the law firm’s real estate practice group. She specialises in commercial real estate investment and owner/occupier work, and joins from Clyde & Co.

Investec Wealth & Investment

Dr Tim May has been appointed non-executive director on the wealth management firm’s board. He was previously chief executive of the Wealth Management Association, chairman of Euroclear UK and Ireland, chief executive of CrestCo, and chief operating officer of Gerrard.

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