Allen & Overy
The law firm has hired Maria Darby-Walker as global head of communications. For the past nine years, Darby-Walker has acted as an independent communications consultant, and was most recently interim head of internal and external relations at the Financial Conduct Authority.
The professional services firm has announced the appointment of Julie Patterson to its European investment management practice. She was most recently at the Investment Management Association, where she was regulatory affairs director for investment funds and retail.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Philip Carrington has been promoted to head of disputes for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at the law firm. He has worked at the firm for over 30 years, and specialises in commercial litigation.
Sanlam Securities UK
The corporate finance and broking arm of Sanlam Private Investments has appointed Mark Cartlich as a property analyst. He has over 20 years’ City experience. Cartlich previously worked at ING, where he led its EMEA real estate research team. More recently, he held senior roles at Nomura, Religare and Edison.
Argonaut Capital Partners
The investment management firm, which specialises in European equities, has hired Keith Speck as sales manager for London and Europe. He was previously at Baker Tilly Investment Solutions, where he led its investment team. Prior to that, Speck was head of multi-manager at Santander Asset Management.
Just Retirement has made two appointments. Hugh McKee joins as managing director of its life insurance arm from Royal London. He previously held positions at Scottish Provident and Caledonian Life. Paul Turner joins as group director for business development from Swiss Re’s globals division, where he was a director.
UHY Hacker Young
The accountancy firm has added two partners to its audit and corporate finance teams. Paul Daly joins as an audit partner from ASE, where he was an audit partner. David Kendrick joins as a corporate finance partner, and has over 10 years’ industry experience.
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