Former RBS chief market strategist Bob Janjuah (pictured) and chief markets economist Kevin Gaynor have resurfaced at the Japanese investment bank, where they take up the roles of co-heads of cross asset allocation strategy.

Perma-bear Janjuah made the headlines weeks before Lehman Brothers collapsed back in 2008, when he predicted the economic crisis.

Geoff Kendrick has also joined Nomura from UBS as G10 FX strategist.

F&C Investments
The investment management firm has hired Randeep Grewal and Sam Cosh (pictured) to its European equity team as senior fund managers.

Grewal joins from ICAP Equities and also formerly spent a decade at Tudor Capital. He is a specialist in TMT and healthcare, as well as having experience covering UK property companies, stock exchanges and asset managers.

Cosh joins from BNP Investment Partners, where he was a senior portfolio manager.
Quoted Companies Alliance

The quoted company body has appointed PwC partner Fiona Kelsey as its new chairman, replacing Faegre & Benson partner Donald Stewart.

Kelsey has been at PwC for 20 years and particularly focuses on mid-cap and Aim companies, helping them through mergers, acquisitions and disposals and preparing private companies for IPO.

She was formerly treasurer of the QCA, a role which will now be held by Baker Tilly partner Paul Watts.

State Street
The financial services group has hired Sam Cole as an executive vice president and deputy head of its e-Exchange trading solutions business.

Cole, 40, joins from risk and analytics service provider BlueMountain Solutions, of which he was president. He was also chief operating officer of parent group BlueMountain, a $4bn alternative asset manager focused on the credit and derivatives markets.

Covington & Burling
The law firm has hired Christopher Walter as a partner, Chris Bracebridge as special counsel and Helena Laughrin as an associate, all in its European employment practice. All three join from Paul Hastings in London.

Walter also chairs the International Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association.