City Moves for 27 July 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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Fulcrum Asset Management

The asset manager has appointed Matthew Wright as director in its sales and marketing team. He joins from Newsmith Asset Management, where he was partner. Wright has 16 years’ experience, and has also held roles at Fidelity, UBS Global Asset Management and Carmignac.

International General Insurance Holdings

Stuart Elliot has been appointed political violence underwriter in the insurance firm’s London office. He joins from Ace European Group, where he was a terrorism and political violence underwriter. Elliot has also held roles at Willis Group.


The mid-market private equity firm has announced three appointments to its UK-wide direct origination team. Jimmy Morris joins in London from Grant Thornton’s advisory business. He has also held business development roles at 3i and Directorbank Group. Gilian Sharman joins in Manchester after roles at BDO, Altium and Zeus. Finally, Zara Lane joins LDC’s Leeds office from Grant Thornton.


The global markets and financial advisory firm has announced two appointments to its structuring and advisory team. Federico Buccellati joins as a senior adviser. He was most recently head of advisory for southern Europe at HSBC, and has also held senior roles at Dresdner Kleinwort, Schroders and Citigroup. Francesco Dissera joins as a managing director from UBS. He has also held roles at JP Morgan.


The US law firm has opened a London office and appointed Belinda Hollway to lead it. She joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s cartel defence and commercial disputes practice.

Smith & Williamson

The accountancy, investment management and tax firm has appointed Keith Jones as a non-executive director. He is a former chief executive of Aviva Global Investors, executive director of James Capel & Co and Lazards, and chief executive at NPI Asset Management.


Alison Bostock has been appointed client director at the independent trustee and governance services provider. She has held roles at Punter Southall and Clay & Partners.

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