JP Morgan Asset Management
The bank’s asset management arm has poached Nick Gartside from Schroders to join as international chief investment officer of fixed income, effective from December.
Gartside joined Schroders in 2002 and was most recently the firm’s head of global fixed income. His responsibilities on Schroders’ ISF strategic bond, ISF global bond and ISF global inflation bond funds have passed to Bhupinder Bahra and Frederick Bourgoin.

RBC Capital Markets
The investment bank has hired Russell King as a senior adviser in its global investment banking team.

King joins from miner Anglo American, where he was the chief strategy officer, a member of the executive committee and a board member of subsidiary Anglo Platinum.
He also currently holds a non-executive directorship at temporary power provider

EPIC Asset Management
The fund management arm of Syndicate Asset Management has taken on Nigel Marsh as a senior fund manager.

Marsh was previously at New Star Asset Management, now part of Henderson, where he managed the institutional fixed interest and liquidity mandates since 2004. He has also held roles at Pavilion Asset Management, ABN Amro, NatWest Gilts and JP Morgan Gilts.

Newedge Group
Haakon Blakstad has joined the multi-asset broker’s strategic flows desk in London, focusing on the secondary market of non-vanilla fixed income assets, including asset-backed and structured products.

He was previously at Hoare Capital Markets, where he helped build the asset-backed securities desk.

Old Mutual Asset Managers
The asset manager has hired fund manager Christine Johnson and high yield analyst Bastian Wagner to its fixed income team.

Johnson joins from Halbis Capital Management, part of HSBC, where she was a senior fixed income fund manager. Wagner formerly worked at Eaton Vance Management International.

The broker dealer has expanded its global fixed income team to include a London-based team focused on the emerging markets, led by Darren Reiss.

Reiss joins from Knight Libertas, where he was a director on the institutional fixed income sales desk. He is joined at BTIG by Russell Scott, Cornelia Colonius and Alpesh Lad. Scott and Lad were previously at UBS, while Colonius joins from HSBC.

The law firm has boosted its high yield practice with the appointment of Mark Hageman as a partner in London.

Hageman was formerly European counsel at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, advising on high yield deals, investment-grade debt offerings and equity offerings, general US securities law and corporate law matters.