City Moves for 02 December 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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The technical and management support services firm has appointed Will MacDonald as regional director of its building engineering team. He has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, and joins from Inhabit Group, where he was technical director. MacDonald has also held roles at Land Lease.

Mirae Asset Global Investments
The asset management firm has appointed Jad Shams to the London-based role of head of Middle East and North Africa sales. He has 12 years’ experience serving the Gulf market, and was formerly a director at Natixis Global Asset Management, a senior investment adviser at Credit Agricole Asset Management, and a vice president at Deutsche Bank Asset Management.

Quilter Cheviot
The investment management firm has appointed Neil MacPherson as an investment director. He joins from Turcan Connell, where he was a senior investment associate. MacPherson has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, and has also held roles at Edinburgh Investment Trust, Standard Life, and Brewin Dolphin.

Howden Insurance Brokers
The broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group has appointed Simon Aitken as managing director of its new private client division. He joins from Lycett Insurance Brokers, where he worked for 11 years.

BMI Healthcare
The private healthcare provider has appointed Alaana Woods as head of business-to-business and health screening. She was previously BMI Healthcare’s international director, with a focus on the Middle Eastern, Asian and North African markets. Woods has also held roles at Create Marketing, a healthcare marketing company.

Helen Loose has joined the law firm as an environmental lawyer. She arrives from Bird & Bird, where she was head of its environmental and health and safety practice. Loose previously worked at Keystone between 2009 and 2011, and has also served as partner at Ashurst.

The London-based fixed income-focused information matching company has appointed Stephen J Gallagher as head of its US operations. He was previously head of MarketAxess Europe & Asia, and has also held senior positions at Wachovia Securities, Bank of America Securities, Bear Stearns, and Merrill Lynch.

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