Barclays Wealth
Paul Burd has been appointed as head of business services for Barclays Wealth Operations and head of operations, Glasgow. Most recently, Burd was general manager of worldwide securities at JP Morgan, based in Cape Town, following previous roles at JP Morgan including managing director of the investment bank’s London Investment Management Operations team. Prior to that, Burd spent ten years working at Goldman Sachs in London and Frankfurt and a decade with HSBC.

Michael Lee has been appointed as head of consultant relationships in the Institutional Sales team at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Lee joins from BlackRock in London, where he was a global consultant relationship director.

Reyl Asset Management
The asset management firm has appointed Cédric Daras as senior fund manager to co-manage the Reyl Quality Bond and the Reyl Diversified Income funds. Daras joins from Métropole Gestion in Paris, where he co-managed the firm’s corporate and convertible bond funds.

The emerging markets private equity investor has appointed Joe Sinyor as a partner and head of the firm’s Value Creation Group. Sinyor joined Actis in May 2011, and his previous roles include chief executive, Newspapers at Trinity Mirror and a non-executive director at Channel 4 Television.

VAM Funds
The investment management firm has appointed Chris Leyshon to its institutional sales team. Leyshon joins the firm from Wellington Management, where he worked in client relationship management and new business development across Europe.

Lombard Odier Group
The Swiss private bank has appointed Ian Clarke as deputy chief investment officer for its Fixed Income and Currencies business. Most recently, Clarke was head of internal fixed income at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in Abu Dhabi.

AXA Investment Managers
The asset management unit of AXA Group has appointed Lisa O'Connor as its new European head of consultant relations based in London, effective from 6 June. O’Connor joins from Russell Investments.

RSM Tenon
The professional services firm has appointed Simon Evans as an associate director of its Risk Management service line. Evans was previously head of risk at NEST, the government’s auto-enrolment pension initiative.