City Moves for 13 March 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Baring Asset Management
The investment management firm has announced the appointment of Cora Gibbons as head of product and fund development. She joins from Natixis Global Asset Management, where she was head of its international product group.

Metro Bank
Aileen Gillan will join the bank as chief risk officer. She will be responsible for the management and oversight of its risk and control framework. Gillan was previously chief risk officer for asset finance at Lloyds Banking Group.

The insurance company has appointed James Hastings managing director in its professional and financial risks division. He joins from QBE Insurance (Europe), where he was most recently an underwriting manager in its professional and financial lines division.

Simmons & Simmons
The law firm has announced the appointment of Hidde Koenraad as partner in its intellectual property team in Amsterdam. Koenraad joins from Vondst Advocaten.

Rory Allan has been appointed director, fund management of the real estate firm’s European team. He joined Cornerstone in January 2010 from Protego Real Estate Investors.

Tom Hyde has joined the law firm as a partner in its national agricultural team. He will focus on non-contentious, agricultural and rural property issues. Hyde was most recently at Clarke Willmott.

Altius Associates
The private equity advisory firm has announced the appointment of Dr William Charlton as a partner and head of US investments. He has extensive experience in private equity finance, and has held senior roles at BH Equity Research and Context Private Equity Alpha.

Craig Beddis has joined the software company as chief marketing officer. He has previously held leadership roles at BMC Software, Citrix, and Netscaler.