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Saxo Capital Markets UK
Nick Beecroft has been appointed chairman of Saxo Bank’s UK online trading subsidiary. He has worked at the firm since 2009, most recently as senior markets analyst. Beecroft has over 30 years’ experience in international trading, and has also held roles at Standard Chartered and Deutsche Bank.

Speechly Bircham
James Trafford has been appointed as a partner in the law firm’s private wealth practice. He most recently led the private client team at Wilsons in Salisbury.

The executive search firm has opened up a London office and appointed Bonnie Stevens as its practice leader. Stevens was previously responsible for hiring at Standard Chartered Bank, and led Santander’s attraction and talent management team.

Chris Mills has been appointed as a director at the advisory firm and will be responsible for sales and business development in its investment management practice. Mills has more than 15 years’ experience in financial services, spanning accountancy and asset management firms.

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The investor relations firm has appointed Celine Saikali as a client manager in its investor access team. She joins from Edison Investment Research, where she was head of its investor access business. Saikali started her career at Dresdner Kleinwort in emerging market sales.

Michael Maloney has been appointed chief operating officer of the oil and gas firm. He previously held senior management roles at Nexus Energy, BHP Petroleum, AGR Pacific and Clough.