City Moves for 28 March 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Invesco Perpetual

Michael Matthews has been appointed co-manager of the Invesco Perpetual corporate bond fund. He joins Paul Causer and Paul Reader at the end of this month. Matthews will continue to manage Invesco’s sterling bond fund, but will step down from the management of the investment firm’s global bond fund.


The defined benefit pension scheme has appointed Bill Galvin as group chief executive. He is currently chief executive of the Pensions Regulatory, where he has worked since 2010. Galvin has previously held roles at the Department for Work and Pensions and at IBM Consulting.


The investment management firm has announced the appointment of David Blumer to the newly-created position of head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He joins from Swiss Re, where he was previously chief investment officer. Blumer has also held senior positions at Credit Suisse, most recently as chief executive of asset management.

Itau BBA

Charles F Stewart has been appointed chief executive of the Brazilian wholesale and investment bank’s international arm. He will be based in London and joins after 19 years at Morgan Stanley, where he was most recently deputy head of investment banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

First State Investments

Paul Griffiths has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief investment officer, fixed interest and credit, at the asset management business. He joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was global head of fixed income. Griffiths has over 22 years’ experience in the sector, and has also held several senior roles at Axa Investment Managers.

ING Investment Management

Alistair Perkins has been appointed head of project finance at the investment management business. He joins from Dexia Management Services, where he was head of restructuring and asset sales. Perkins was also previously a director for Dexia Credit Local, and has held senior roles at NIBC Bank and CIT.

Ford Retail

The Ford dealer group has appointed David McNamara as managing director, aftersales. He joins from Kwik Fit, where he spent 10 years in a variety of senior roles, most recently as group product and service director. McNamara has also sat on numerous trade groups with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and Department for Transport.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

The law firm has appointed Ted Greeno as a partner in its London office. A commercial litigator, he joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was a partner in its dispute resolution group. Greeno has worked widely across the energy sector, and has substantial experience in international arbitration.