Today's City Moves cover property trading, investment banking and investors services. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
The International Property Securities Exchange (“IPSX”), which will be the first regulated exchange dedicated to the admission and trading of securities in commercial real estate assets, has recruited Ian Womack as a senior adviser. Ian has almost 40 years’ experience in the international real estate sector, having spent the majority of his career at Aviva Investors. He was latterly chief executive of the global real estate division and a member of the Aviva investors executive committee. He served as chairman of the highly respected “Investment Property Forum” from 2006 to 2007. Ian retired from Aviva in June 2015 and has since built a portfolio of non-executive directorships, independent advisory and charitable roles. Ian remains active and engaged in the broader real estate community and at IPSX, he will work closely with Rob Bould in focussing on developing relationships with potential issuers on its trading platform.
JP Morgan has made a major European M&A signing from a Wall Street rival. Michele Colocci will be rejoining JP Morgan from Morgan Stanley, where he was chairman of M&A across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as co-head of healthcare investment banking. At JP Morgan, Colocci will become co-head of EMEA industry coverage for corporates, along with Harry Hampson, and global co-head of healthcare investment banking, with Jeff Stute. Colocci joined JP Morgan in 1992 after starting his career at Bain & Co. Raghavan said he would officially rejoin the firm in July, following a period of gardening leave.
Moody’s Investors Service has appointed Nigel Phipps, managing director, as its country manager for the UK. Nigel will lead Moody’s London-based operations and will be responsible for outreach activities in the UK and Ireland. This role will complement his continuing position as a managing director in Moody’s government and public affairs group, where he leads the external affairs team. He will work closely with senior stakeholders to facilitate understanding of Moody’s role in the global capital markets and to ensure that it operates consistently, efficiently and effectively across the UK and Ireland. Nigel joined Moody’s in 2005, holding a number of public affairs responsibilities. Prior to Moody’s, he worked at the UK Financial Services Authority, focusing on European and international capital market issues. Before working in regulation, he was a senior lecturer in finance following a number of years with Natwest Markets and Barclays International.
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