City Moves for 17 December 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Conning Asset Management
The investment management company has appointed Ben Hamilton as a portfolio manager in its London team. He was previously an assistant investment manager and research analyst for fixed income and multi-asset funds at Premier Asset Management.

State Street Global Advisors
State Street’s asset management business has appointed Mark Fortier as managing director, head of global defined contribution research and product development. He joins from Alliance Bernstein, where he was head of product and partner strategy. Fortier also held roles at Aegon for more than 20 years.

Multrees Investor Services
The custody and consolidated reporting specialist has announced the appointment of Oli Prendergast and Ausaf Abbas to its senior management team. Prendergast joins as head of sales. He previously held senior roles at Credit Suisse Private Banking UK and UBS. Abbas joins as a non-executive director. He has held senior roles in Merrill Lynch’s global private clients business and at Morgan Stanley. He also established Coombe Advisors, a financial advisory and consultancy, in 2011.

Kleinwort Benson
John Williams has been appointed as an executive private banker in the private bank’s London office. He joins from HSBC, where he was managing director and head of its UK ultra-high net worth team. Williams has also held roles at Midland Montagu Corporate Banking.

Gareth Williams has been appointed senior associate in the law firm’s real estate team. He joins from Dentons, where he advised on development and development finance projects.

RiverPeak Wealth
Nick Parker has launched RiverPeak Wealth, a wealth management business. He was most recently head of private banking at Banque Havilland, and previously worked as managing director at Citi Private Bank. Parker has also formerly held senior positions at Barclays Private Bank.

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin
The law firm has announced the appointment of Majed Almarshad and Matthew Cavanagh to its Riyadh office, opening in January. Almarshad, a senior corporate lawyer, moves from the firm’s Dubai office. Cavanagh is an energy and infrastructure partner.

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