City Moves for 25 January 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Vestra Wealth Management
Heinz Schmid has been appointed fixed income strategist in the wealth management firm’s investment team. He joins from Investec, and was previously head of UK fixed income at BNP Paribas. Schmid has also managed HSBC Investment Management’s sterling fixed income team, and held a number of roles at UBS.

Centrus Advisors
Geoff Knight has been appointed partner at the treasury, debt advisory and corporate finance partnership. He joins from RBC Capital Markets, where he was managing director and head of corporate debt capital markets. Knight has particular experience in the corporate and infrastructure financing markets.

Pramerica Real Estate
The property investment firm has appointed Philip Barrett as chief risk officer for Europe and Asia. He joined in 1999 and has been a managing director for the firm’s European real estate investment platform. In addition, Raimondo Amabile and Andrew Radkiewicz have been appointed co-heads of Pramerica’s European business.

Hamilton Lane
The private equity asset management firm has appointed Paul Waller as a partner in its London office. He recently retired after 35 years at 3i, where he was managing director, with special responsibility for investor relations and fundraising.

Westhouse Securities
The corporate broking group has appointed Dragan Trajkov as an analyst in its oil and gas research team. He joins from Renaissance Capital, where he was a research analyst covering Africa and Middle East oil and gas companies. Trajkov began his career at Genuity Capital Markets, and has also held roles at Salman Partners.

Eleanor Cox has been appointed associate director in the bank’s charities team. She joins from RBS, where she worked with a portfolio of technology, media and telecoms clients. Cox will work alongside David McHattie, head of charities, corporate banking at Barclays.

Russell Investments
The asset management firm has appointed Sjef Pieters as head of Nordics. He joins from SAIL Advisors, where he was senior vice president responsible for sales in Europe. Pieters was also previously head of Lyxor Benelux at Societe Generale, and a principal at Barclays Investors.