ETX Capital
The financial spread betting firm has appointed John Wilson, the outgoing chief executive of the London Stock Exchange’s dark pool trading facility Baikal, as its new executive chairman.

Wilson leaves following the LSE acquisition of Turquoise, having spent two years at Baikal.

Meanwhile, Andrew Edwards, formerly managing director and trading director at ETX, has been promoted to chief executive. Edwards was part of the firm’s original management team.

Quintain Estates
The property group has appointed David Gavaghan as head of fund management and an executive director, effective from the summer.

Gavaghan is currently chief executive of the Strategic Investment Board, which advises government departments on the delivery of major infrastructure programmes in Northern Ireland.

Prior to that, he was a director of David Wylde Project Finance, an advisory firm specialising in structuring and arranging project finance, and also held positions at Hambros Bank and Société Générale.

RBC Capital Markets
The corporate and investment banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada has hired Bertrand Fitoussi as a managing director and head of European structured interest rate sales.

Fitoussi joins from Société Générale, where he was deputy global head of structured rate products. He has also previously worked at the likes of Gen Re Securities and Crédit Commerical de France.

Andrew Whiteley, previously a property asset manager at New Star, is to join the private investor syndicate as investment director in the commercial property division.

Whiteley formerly managed New Star’s flagship £2bn UK Property Unit Trust, where as well as managing the existing property portfolio he was also involved in the acquisition of £1bn in new investment opportunities.

In his new role, he will jointly head up the commercial property team with current investment director Ed Henson.

The Curzon Partnership
Curzon Interim, the group’s newly-formed interim arm, has appointed Michael Kaltz as its new managing director.

Kaltz was formerly a partner at accountancy company Ernst & Young for 15 years, responsible for internal management and HR-related client consulting.

Wilkins Kennedy
The accountancy and business advisory firm has hired Andy Dawbarn from rival Baker Tilly as a VAT partner.

Dawbarn started his career at HM Customs & Excise (now HM Revenue & Customs) 25 years ago, and subsequently worked his way up through the tax departments of two of the big four accountancy firms before joining Baker Tilly.