Investec Specialist Bank has expanded its growth and acquisition finance team with the appointment of Helen Lucas. She joins from Barclays, where she was a vice president in its debt finance origination team.
Knight Frank Investment Management
The investment management business has made two appointments. Belinda Harris joins as an investment manager from Capita, where she was an associate in its national investment team. Charlotte Tolfree has been appointed as head of investment analysis. She joins from CBRE.
The investment consulting and research company has appointed John Monaghan as a senior investment research analyst. He was most recently at S&P, where he was an associate director for fund research.
Craig Scarr has joined the business advisory firm as a partner in its financial services team. He previously spent 28 years at Mazars, where he led its UK insurance sector offering.
Close Brothers Asset Management
The asset management firm has made two appointments. Roohi Siddiqui has almost 15 years’ research experience, and previously held senior analyst roles at Denny Ellison and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Siddiqui will be supported by new hire Lorraine Grace. Dominic Carver joins as an equity analyst from Julius Baer Portfolio Managers.
State Street Global Advisors
The asset management company has hired Steve Muzzlewhite as senior sales manager for its UK intermediary business. He has over 20 years’ industry experience and joins from Commerzbank, where he was head of institutional fund solutions. Prior to that, Muzzlewhite worked in mutual fund sales at Resolution Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Management.
Sophia Banar has been appointed as a managing director, and strategic risk and portfolio manager, at the investment management firm. She has over 15 years’ real estate investing and consulting experience. Banar was formerly a portfolio manager at the Tuckerman Group.