City Moves for 13 November 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

The financial services consultancy has hired Ashley Kovas as head of funds. He was most recently at RBS, where he was head of compliance policy and chaired its group policy forum. Prior to that, Kovas was a director of strategy at the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Altus Partners
The executive search company has announced the appointment of Tim Johnson to its asset management and hedge fund practice. Johnson has 25 years’ industry experience. He has previously held senior roles at Drayton Finch and Randall Mckinstry.

Chase de Vere
Darren Pearce has joined the firm of independent financial advisers (IFAs) as head of high net worth relationships. Pearce has worked as an IFA at Chase de Vere for 11 years.

The advisory firm has recruited two partners to its tax team. Karen McGrory was most recently a partner at RSM Tenon. She has previously held various roles at Coopers & Lybrand, Deloitte and KPMG. Jane Mulholland joins from PwC, where she was a tax director in its Southampton office.

Alliance Trust Savings
The investment management company has hired Damian Smyth as head of intermediary sales. He joins from Cofunds, where he was most recently head of its sales development team.

Tertiary Minerals
Richard Clemmey has been appointed managing director at the trade company. Before joining in 2011, Clemmey was UK operations manager for aggregates at Marshalls.

Rob Geeraets has joined the asset management firm as a director and head of distribution for the Benelux region. He was formerly at F&C, where he was a sales director.

The Recruitment Site
The professional services recruitment firm has hired two directors. Sara Chandler previously worked at Ernst & Young. Jack Berkovi joins from Grant Thornton, where he was a senior manager and consultant.