Today's City Moves cover commodities, investment and legal eagles. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets group (CGM) has strengthened its European research capability with the appointment of four top-tier analysts. Grant Sporre (pictured) has been appointed head of European metals and mining research. Grant brings over sixteen years of experience covering the metals and mining industry, most recently as the former head of metals research and commodity strategy at Deutsche Bank. Serafino Capoferri has joined the commodities research team as an analyst covering bulk commodities. Previously, Serafino was head of iron ore research, covering all aspects of the iron ore, metallurgical coal and manganese ore markets at specialist consultancy CRU. In addition, Domenico Santoro has been appointed Head of the European banks research team and Robert Sage re-joins the Macquarie team as senior UK banks analyst. Domenico arrives from specialist research provider Autonomous, where he was a senior partner covering Italian and Greek banks, and also previously held roles at KBW, Nomura and Exane BNP. Robert will focus on the large cap UK banking sector, including coverage of HSBC and Standard Chartered. He joins from Natixis, where he was a director covering UK banks.
Interactive Investor is pleased to announce the appointment of John Baines as a non-executive director. John has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, at both executive and board level, and brings with him a wealth of institutional, governance and regulatory knowledge. He currently sits on the boards of the State Bank of India (UK) and Distribution Finance Capital, and has been non-executive director at Coutts & Co (UK), Coutts Bank Von Ernst (Switzerland), Adam and Company, and non-executive chairman of RBS International (Jersey). John’s prior roles including CFO of Coutts Group, CFO of Aldermore Bank and CFO of the Co-operative Bank.
Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has strengthened its expanding social housing finance team with the appointment of Deborah Rowntree. Deborah joined the firm as a senior associate on 18 September from international law firm Osborne Clarke, where she was an associate director in its banking team in Bristol. She brings to the firm more than 10 years’ experience of advising borrowers and funders on real estate development and investment transactions, restructurings, complex syndicated lending and re-financings. Deborah’s depth of experience will make her a great contribution to the firm. Deborah’s appointment follows in January the arrival of partner Ruby Giblin from law firm Clifford Chance.
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