City Moves for 23 June 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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BLP Insurance

The insurer has appointed Craig Parfitt as chief operating officer. He joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was managing director specialising in financial management, operational excellence, transformational change and project management.

JP Morgan Asset Management

Thushka Maharaj has been appointed global strategist and executive director in the asset management firm’s global strategy team. She joins from Credit Suisse, where she was a director in its European interest rate strategy team. In her new role, Maharaj will be responsible for determining global economic and asset allocation strategies for institutional and retail clients.


The law firm has appointed Declan Gilroy and Matthew Halton as senior solicitors in its commercial team in London. Gilroy is a licensed insolvency practitioner and was the co-founder of M&D Law and one of the founding partners of Wilde and Partners. Halton works in debt collection litigation, insolvency and commercial disputes. He was the co-founder of M&D Law and previously an equity partner with Wilde and Partners.

Lloyds Bank

Stephen Hand has been promoted to area director in the bank’s global transaction banking team. He began his career at Lloyds in 2003, and has since worked as a senior manager in its commercial banking division before joining its global transaction banking team in 2014.

Tilney for Intermediaries

The discretionary investment manager for intermediaries has appointed John Alexander as business development director. He joins from Momentum Global Investment Management, where he has been business development manager since 2013. Alexander has also held roles at RBS, Brewin Dolphin, AIG Life and Miton Group.

Sycomore Asset Management

Jean-Guillaume Peladan has been appointed director of the asset management firm’s energy transition and ecology strategy. He was previously head of green innovation funding at ADEME, a French government body in charge of energy and environmental issues. Peladan has also held roles at Boston Consulting Group and Suez Environnement.

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