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Baroda Pioneer
The asset management firm has appointed Jaideep Bhattacharya as its managing director. He joins from UTI Mutual Fund, where he was previously group president and chief marketing officer. Bhattacharya has also held senior roles at ICICI, the Indian bank.

VTB Capital
Peter Stonor has been appointed global head of infrastructure and transport for VTB Capital, the investment banking division of VTB, the Russian bank. He was most recently managing director of RBS Global Banking & Markets, and he has also held senior roles at Macquarie and ABN Amro Corporate Finance.

DLA Piper
Adam Cooke has been appointed partner in the law firm’s intellectual property and technology practice. He joins from Hogan Lovells, where he was a London-based partner. Cooke has over 20 years’ experience as a litigator, and focuses on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation.

Investec Asset Finance
Mark Booth has been appointed to the asset finance team in Investec’s lease financing business. He most recently worked for Lombard, where he variously held the positions of regional vendor manager and director of asset finance.

Catalyst Development
The capital markets technology consultancy has appointed Sandy McFadzean to its clearing team. He joins from Deloitte, where he was a consulting manager in its capital markets practice. He has also held roles at Morgan Stanley.

Vedanta Resources
The resources group has appointed Geoffrey Green to its board as a non-executive director. He has been a partner at Ashurst, the law firm, since 1983, and has previously served as senior partner and chairman at the same firm.