City Moves for 28 April 2014 | Who’s switching jobs

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Octopus Investments
The fund management company has appointed Alex Miller as chief operating officer. He was most recently at Lloyds Bank, where he was director of strategy and operational performance. Prior to that, Miller held senior roles at BT Group and Orange UK.

The bank has announced the appointment of Ian Stuart as head of UK commercial banking and co-head of commercial banking for Europe. He has over 30 years’ experience working in financial services and joins from Barclays, where he was managing director of corporate for the UK and Ireland. Stuart has also previously held roles at National Westminster Bank, RBS and Bank of Scotland.

Gareth Coltman has joined the electronic trading platform as European product manager. He was previously at Algomi, where he was head of product management. Before that, Coltman was a business manager for credit e-commerce at Icap.

The law firm has hired construction and engineering disputes specialist James Pickavance as a partner in its litigation and dispute management team. He joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, and specialises in the resolution of disputes through adjudication, domestic and international arbitration and litigation.

Digital River
The commerce solutions company has named Marco Vergani as vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has over 25 years’ experience developing and managing pan-European sales operations. Vergani joins from IBM, where he was vice president of European sales for its global process services division.

Oracle Capital Group
Vincent Mercer has joined the multi family office and wealth consultancy’s advisory board. He previously established his own law firm, which later merged with Speechly Bircham.

The advertising technology firm has appointed Jeff Hochberg as vice president of business development. He was formerly vice president of sales for AOL’s audience targeting product division.

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