City Moves for 19 January 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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BirthStar Target Date Funds

The solutions provider for asset managers and intermediary firms has announced two appointments. Tony Hicks joins as head of business development from Aberdeen Asset Management. He has also held roles at Scottish Life and Gartmore Fund Managers. Rachael Harris (pictured) joins as head of key accounts from Just Retirement, where she was key relationship manager for networks and service providers. She has also worked for Aviva.

Old Mutual Global Investors

Liam Nunn has been appointed analyst for the Old Mutual Europe (ex UK) Smaller Companies fund. He joins form Schroders, where he worked as pan-European equity analyst, particularly focusing on the pan-European technology, gaming and house building sectors.

London Metal Exchange

John Lee has been appointed chief technology officer at the London Metal Exchange. He joins from ICE/ NYSE Euronext, where he most recently led the technology delivery for a new clearing house for LIFFE. Lee was also formerly chief information officer at PayPoint.

DAC Beachcroft

The law firm has appointed Georgina Rowley as a partner in its employment team in London. She joins from the London employment team of Dechert, where she spent 12 years, most recently as a senior associate. Rowley specialises in complex litigation for clients across the financial services and commercial sectors.


The professional services firm has appointed James Staveley-Wadham to its UK pensions insurance team. He joins from JLT, where he was a senior consultant responsible for buy-out and buy-in transactions. Staveley-Wadham has also worked at Towers Watson.

BNP Paribas

Quentin Smith has been appointed UK media relations manager at BNP Paribas Investment Partners. He has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications, and was most recently head of PR at Royal London Asset Management.

Lending Works

The peer-to-peer lending firm has announced the appointment of Jason Mackay to its board as a non-executive director. He was most recently a managing director at Morgan Stanley, and has also previously served as co-head of hedge fund GLG’s UK equity business.

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