City Moves for 5 October 2017 - who's switching jobs at MarketInvoice; Cooke, Young and Keidan and Exotix Capital?

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Today's City Moves cover business development, dispute resolution and frontier markets investment. Take a look at these movers and shakers:


Business finance company MarketInvoice has appointed Julian Cassen as senior business development manager. He is a highly regarded senior banking professional with over 25 years’ experience in business, commercial and corporate banking, namely at Lloyds Banking Group and RBS. He has led teams focussing on asset-based lending and business finance. Julian is a career business development and client relationship manager for business finance products and services. He began his career at TSB Bank in 1991, overseeing factoring facilities for clients before joining Credit Lyonnais in 1996. In 2003, Julian moved to Lloyds Bank in their commercial finance team before being promoted to regional manager in 2008. He moved to RBS Invoice Finance in 2013 as business development manager where he worked across the bank to deliver and curate business finance solutions for clients across the UK.

Cooke, Young and Keidan

Leading dispute resolution boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan (CYK), has promoted Daniel Burbeary and Lydia Danon to the partnership. This announcement follows the recent appointment of Robert Coffey as the firm’s new managing partner and supports its continuing growth strategy. Daniel Burbeary specialises in complex, cross-border litigation and international arbitration, and regularly advises high net worth individuals, corporates and state-owned enterprises from China, the Middle East and Russia and former CIS countries. He joined CYK as a senior associate in April 2016 from King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin). Lydia Danon, who is a qualified solicitor advocate, has a growing civil fraud practice, with experience in obtaining and resisting interlocutory relief, including freezing injunctions, search and seizure, Norwich Pharmacal and contempt orders. Lydia is also part of CYK’s specialist partnership and LLP disputes team.

Exotix Capital

Exotix Capital, the leading frontier and emerging markets focused investment bank, has appointed Matthew Pearson, former head of equities at ICBC Standard Bank, to lead its award-winning frontier equities platform. Matthew, managing director with ICBC Standard Bank for the past seven years, becomes global head of equities at Exotix. The position is with immediate effect. Matthew joins the firm’s executive committee and will work closely with Exotix CEO Duncan Wales and the rest of the management team, including Paul Domjan, the head of research, analytics and data. Matthew is an extremely talented and well regarded leader in the sector, with a strong track record in capturing market opportunities for clients.

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