Smith & Williamson
The law firm has appointed a new head of its City-based restructuring and recovery team. Anthony Spicer will take up the role in the firm’s Moorgate office. He is a chartered accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner. He has specialised in turnaround and resturucturing since 1989, on both the lending and company side, with his recent work including a deal on Kaupthing Capital Partners’ stake in Phase Eight. He has also dealt with numerous solvent liquidations.

Peter Cartwright has taken on the role of co-managing partner at the private equity adviser he co-founded, working alongside Joe Giannamore. He will lead the firm’s interaction with its portfolio companies. Before joining AnaCap in 2006, Cartwright was a director at Direct Group, a private equity insurance provider, and has also worked at GMAC and GE Capital.

Barclays Corporate
Kosar Mumtaz-Zahid has joined the bank as a relationship director in the charities team. She will work alongside Jon Mosscrop, head of charities, to expand the firm’s civil society services. She has eight years’ experience in the non-profit sector and joins Barclays from RBS, where she was in a similar role. She also has over 20 years’ experience in banking and began her career at Natwest before moving to RBS eight years ago.

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has appointed Yury Dubin as chairman of its committee for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. With more than 40 years’ experience in cross-market operations, Dubin will primarily focus on strengthening ICMA's links within the Russia market. Dubin is also director of custody of Sberbank, Russia's largest bank.

Aviva Investors
The investment wing of the insurance group has announced the appointment of Dan James as head of global aggregate portfolio management. He will be responsible for implementing strategies and asset allocations across all global aggregate portfolios. Based in Aviva Investors London's office, James will also promote Aviva's Investors products and develop high-margin absolute return solutions. He previously served as head of short duration and absolute return at Fischer Francis Trees Watts.