Deloitte Analytics has strengthened its partner team in the UK with the appointment of consumer business specialist Jason Gordon, who will lead the division’s consumer business services team. In his new role, Gordon will advise retail, consumer products and travel, hospitality and leisure organisations on ways to gain improved insight and commercial value from their data. Gordon, who joins from Booz & Company’s demand analytics group, will also provide strategy consultancy services.
Greg Mackay has joined the investment manager as a fixed income investment manager in the government bonds team, responsible for derivatives. Prior to joining Kames Capital, Mackay was head of fixed income and derivatives at Nationwide Building Society.
United First Partners
The brokerage has hired Brian Mitchell as head of business development. Prior to joining UFP, Brian was head of dealing and chief operating officer of the investment division at Gartmore.
Jamie Lowe has joined Investec Investment Banking and Securities to lead the bank’s new closed end funds advisory, research and broking team. He joins from Arbuthnot Securities, where he was head of closed end funds.
Berwin Leighton Paisner
The law firm has hired Ashurst partner Simon Small to strengthen its finance capabilities and expand its banking and capital markets group. Prior to Ashurst, Small was a partner at Linklaters.
Vanguard Asset Management
Joy Yang, previously at Scudder, GBI, AXA Rosenberg and Scottish Widows, has joined the fund manager as head of the equity team. In addition, Nick Pierce, formerly of BGI and Gartmore, joins as head of fixed income operations.
The financial markets consultancy has appointed Matthew Shaw as an associate partner. Shaw has 12 years’ experience delivering business and technology solutions to firms including UBS, Deutsche Bank, Standard Bank and Tullett Prebon.
Amelia Greene has joined Savills as head of Chelsea lettings. Greene has worked in the property industry since 2001 for clients including the Wellcome Trust and the South Kensington Estate.
JKX Oil & Gas
Cynthia Dubin, previously chief financial officer of Canamens Energy, has been appointed as finance director, effective from 21 November. Michael Kayser, interim director of finance, will remain at JKX until Christmas.