City Moves for 26 April 2017 - who's switching jobs at Legal & General, Man GLG and Portmeirion Group

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Today's City Moves cover insurance, investment management and homeware manufacturing. Take a look at these movers and shakers:

Legal & General

Legal & General has today announced the appointment of Mike Thompson to the role of operations director of its lifetime mortgage business. Prior to joining Legal & General home finance, Thompson was the head of UK operations for mortgage servicing specialist Acenden, part of the Northview Group. During his time at Northview, Mike was responsible for all of the customer-facing teams, including primary servicing, specialist servicing, contact centre operations, insurance and complaints. With over 26 years of banking experience, of which 23 years were within NatWest Bank and the RBS Group, Mike will make an immediate contribution to Legal & General’s strategic aim of making lifetime mortgages a mainstream solution for retirees with accumulated property wealth.

Man GLG

Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group plc, announces that William Ferreira has joined the firm as its head of machine learning. In this newly-created role, William will be responsible for developing Man GLG’s machine learning capabilities, providing the firm’s portfolio managers with tools and techniques through which to support their analysis and decision-making processes. He will also work directly with Man GLG’s teams on the application and interpretation of machine learning techniques in relation to topics such as analysing news and social media, market events and announcements, and the visualisation of complex data. William joins Man GLG from Florin Court Capital, and prior to that worked as technology manager for Man AHL from 2011 to 2014. In his role at Man AHL, William acted as chief technology officer for Man Systematic Strategies. Before this, he was an executive director at JP Morgan and has previously held roles at firms including Merrill Lynch, GSA and CQS. William holds a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science.

Portmeirion Group

Portmeirion Group, the manufacturer and worldwide distributor of high quality homewares under the Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Worcester and Wax Lyrical brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Raybould as group finance director. Mike will start his role on 5 May. Mike is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has some 20 years of experience in senior financial positions. He was most recently the chief financial officer of the Europe, Middle East and Africa floorcare division of Techtronic Industries Company, a public company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mike has also held positions as finance director for Vax Limited and as a financial controller for Cadbury Limited.

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