City Moves for 3 April 2017 - who's switching jobs at Rathbones, MarketInvoice and Winckworth Sherwood

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Today's City Moves cover financial planning, risk and legal eagles. Take a look at these movers and shakers:


Robert Pitts has been appointed as a paraplanner at Rathbones’ City offices. He will join at the end of March from Investec Wealth & Investment’s private office. Robert is a chartered financial planner and has recently been awarded an MSc in wealth management from Cass Business School. He was previously acting head of paraplanning at Bradbury Hamilton and a senior administrator and paraplanner at Tremellen Jeffrey Allan Limited.


MarketInvoice, the world’s largest peer-to-peer online invoice finance marketplace, has today announced the appointment of Shaun Alexander as head of risk. Shaun is a highly regarded senior management level professional with over 30 years’ experience in retail and corporate banking, namely at Barclays and Banco Santander, where he led teams focussing on asset-based lending and business finance. Shaun began his career at Barclays in 1984 where, over a 22-year tenure, he worked across various credit risk roles responsible for the development and implementation of lending strategy and policy for corporate and SME portfolios ranging £2.5bn to £90bn. He was promoted to head of credit for SMEs in 2004 before moving to Oliver Wyman in 2007. As head of credit there, he set up the credit underwriting function for a new business venture with Deutsche Bank lending to UK SME businesses. In 2008, Shaun joined Banco Santander becoming the head of risk for asset-based lending to manage credit risk across the invoice finance and asset finance product range.

Winckworth Sherwood

Top City law firm, Winckworth Sherwood has boosted its real estate team with the appointment of a new partner, Andrew Kinsey. He will join from Rosenblatt where he was head of real estate for nearly a decade. Andrew will bring to bear his 25 years of experience as a property investment lawyer to boost Winckworth Sherwood’s 100-strong multi-practice real estate team. Andrew specialises in all aspects of the acquisition, development, financing, management and disposal of high-value commercial and residential real estate, advising at both a strategic and transactional level. Andrew has acted for a range of major UK property companies and pan-European lenders, as well as ultra high net worth offshore investors. He also has extensive experience of tax mitigating structures and has established and coordinated the real estate strategy on multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions worth up to £1bn each. Andrew’s appointment will further broaden the firm’s real estate team, which already has one of the most diverse offers in the country, covering the entire development lifecycle.

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