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KPMG Forensic
KPMG has announced the appointment of James Siswick as director of its financial services forensic team. He will help drive the expansion of the firm’s financial crime business, with anti-money laundering and sanctions as his key areas of interest. Siswick joins after fourteen years at Deloitte, where he most recently worked as director in the enterprise risk team. He has wide experience in advising large financial firms on the implications of new regulatory pressures.

Troika Dialog
Troika Dialog, a subsidiary of Sberbank of Russia, has appointed Andy Smith as managing director and head of equity research. Prior to joining Troika, Smith was head of research at MF Global and ICAP Equities, and senior portfolio manager at Millenium Capital.

Pelham Bell Pottinger
The financial and corporate communications arm of Bell Pottinger, the UK’s largest public relations company, has appointed a new strategic committee to develop new avenues of growth. Joining the committee will be Baroness Patience Wheatcroft, former editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal Europe, Alison Carnwath, chairman of Land Securities, John Danilovich, former US ambassador to Brazil, and Peter Kiernan, vice-chairman of Hawkpoint.

Martin Currie
Darren Cannon is joining the specialist investment management firm as chief operating officer. He will report to chief executive Willie Watt. Cannon comes to Martin Currie from Schroders, where he was head of derivatives and data services since 2006. He previously worked at UBS Global Asset Management as global head of operations.

Pioneer Investments
The investment management firm has appointed David Hanratty as head of global strategic partners and UK and Ireland distribution. He is relocating to London from Dublin as part of the company’s decision, last year, to develop its UK investment centre.

Curzon Partnership
The executive search firm has appointed finance specialist James Colhoun as a partner. Colhoun joins Curzon from Spencer Stuart, where he was formerly partner and head of its market-leading UK chief financial officer practice.

Mark Slater is joining McQueen, the specialist corporate finance adviser, to lead and develop its debt advisory practice. Slater has wide experience of the debt markets, and joins the company from Nomura. He previously worked for Deutsche Bank and WestLB.