City Moves for 12 October 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

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The property consultancy has appointed Darren Yates as head of research. He was formerly a partner at Knight Frank, where he worked as head of global capital markets research. Yates has over 20 years’ experience, and has also worked at Cushman and Wakefield, and Management Horizons Europe.


Andrew Strickland has been appointed co-head of coal at the commodities broker. He joins from Griffin Markets, where he was a founder partner and managing director of options. Strickland has also held roles at Icap, where he managed teams broking UK power, carbon emissions and financial coal swaps.


The investment management firm has announced two appointments to its fixed income team. Juan Valenzuela joins as a fixed income manager from Alliance Trust, where he was an investment manager on the Alliance Trust Dynamic Bond fund. Valenzuela has also held roles at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Timothée Pubellier joins as a trainee fixed income manager from UBP, where he was a portfolio manager with responsibility for risk, portfolio monitoring and FX hedging.


Stephen Marais has been appointed to the asset finance practice of the law firm. He joins from Ince & Co. Marais specialises in banking and asset finance, and has particular experience in ship finance, commodity and trade finance, and aviation finance transactions.


The investment firm has announced two appointments to its executive committee. Alex Kovach joins as chief commercial officer from Camelot, where he has been managing director of Camelot Global Services since 2010. Kovach has also held senior roles at Ladbrokes. Gary Shaw joins as director of operations from RBS, where he was most recently head of operations for its mortgage business.


The law firm has announced the appointment of Matthew Hinxman as partner in its finance practice. He joins from Baker Botts, where he has been special counsel since December 2012. Hinxman is a project finance specialist, with a particular focus on energy and natural resources-related work in Eastern Europe and Africa. He has also worked at Norton Rose Fulbright.

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