City Moves for 20 March 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Sovereign Capital
The private equity buy and build specialist has announced the appointment of Monica Bergvall as an investment manager in its direct origination team. Prior to joining Sovereign, Bergvall spent four years as a deal originator at Duke Street. She has previously worked within deal origination and sponsor coverage at PwC.

Lloyds Bank
Christophe Coutte has joined Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking as head of rates product. He has over 20 years’ banking experience, and was most recently global head of credit and emerging markets at Societe Generale. Prior to that, he was a euro swaps trader at Deutsche Bank.

The City law firm has appointed Mark Crichard as a partner in its intellectual property and technology practice. Crichard brings over 20 years’ sector experience, including over a decade as a non-contentious IT and telecoms partner at DLA Piper. He has also worked at Garretts and Hasbro Europe.

Igor Goncharov joins the financial institution as a senior utilities analyst in its research team. He was previously a senior research analyst in electric utilities at ING Bank in Moscow. Prior to that, he held consulting roles at Boston Consulting Group, PwC and Deloitte.

Buck Global
The investment practice of Buck Consultants has appointed Bernard Nelson as a senior investment consultant. He has over 25 years’ experience, and joins from Mercer, where he was lead consultant to a range of pension funds.

Berwin Leighton Paisner
The law firm has announced the appointment of John Bennett as international business partner. Bennett has worked at the firm for over ten years, most recently as corporate departmental managing partner. He is currently chair of the firm’s China and USA business groups.

Boost ETP
Viktor Nossek has joined the provider of exchange traded products as head of research. He was most recently head of research at Renaissance Asset Managers. He has previously worked as a research analyst at BlackRock and Thomson Financial, having begun his career as an equity strategist at Commerzbank.

The financial advice and investment management firm has announced the appointment of Jamie Hull as a wealth adviser. Hull joins from the Wesleyan Assurance Society, where he spent three years as a financial consultant advising on inheritance tax planning and investment management. He was previously a financial planning manager at HSBC.