Today's City Moves cover commercial banking, wealth investment and legal eagles. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed David Cleary and Nicola Haigh to support the growth of mid-sized businesses across London, the South East and Thames Valley. David has been appointed regional director and head of professional services, housebuilding, construction and hotels after spending 28 years with Lloyds Bank. In his previous role, David led the capital markets division where he was instrumental in the development of the business in both the public and private debt capital markets. Nicola is the new regional director for Thames Valley and south east, and joins from Lloyds Bank’s mid-cap and professional services team. In her new role she will lead a team of 30 to offer funding solutions to mid-market businesses in the region with turnovers of between £25m and £1bn. Both will report into regional managing director, Mark Burton.
Beaufort Investment Management
Beaufort Investment Management (BIM) has announced that Stewart Murray has been appointed chief executive, a new post. He will also be chief investment officer, a role he has shared with Stephen Watson since he joined the fund management group in August 2016. Stephen will relinquish this post, but remain a member of BIM’s investment governance committee and has been appointed a non-executive director of BIM’s parent company, the Beaufort Group. Stewart was previously head of equities at Rowan Dartington and has held a number of senior posts in investment management in Edinburgh and London, including Munros Capital Management.
Rupert Reed QC has joined leading chancery and commercial set Serle Court from Wilberforce Chambers. Rupert is a top commercial chancery silk with an exceptional reputation and his arrival at Serle Court further emphasises the set’s continuing market lead in this area. Rupert was called to the bar in 1996 and took silk in 2014 having been “Chancery Junior of the Year” in 2013. With 20 years’ experience, he has been involved in many leading chancery and commercial cases including Equitable Life and Berezovsky. His practice today covers most aspects of commercial and chancery dispute resolution, with an emphasis on contracts of property investment, finance, development and management, as well as wider fraud, banking and shareholder disputes. His practice in England is primarily in the commercial court and chancery division of the High Court and the Court of Appeal, but he brings a strong offshore practice including significant work in the Courts of the Dubai International Finance Centre.
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