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Carmignac Gestion
The asset management firm has appointed Cora Pfab as sales manager for southern Germany and Austria. She joins from F&C Thames River and relocates from London to Carmignac Gestion’s German office. Pfab has extensive experience in financial services, and has also worked at ABN Amro Asset Management.

Duff & Phelps
The financial advisory and investment banking firm has appointed Matthew Quade as a director in its global restructuring advisory practice. He joins from Barcalys Banking Group, where he led its European debt advisory team. Quade started his career in business advisory roles at Deloitte.

Lewis Silkin
Judith Damerell has been appointed as partner to head up the planning team in the law firm’s real estate and development group. She joins from Eversheds, where she was a partner and head of planning for its London and Cambridge offices. Damerell was involved as a planning lawyer on the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Josh Sperri has been promoted to managing director at the private investment partnership. He has been at OpCapita since its launch in 2006, and has led the execution of operational turnaround programmes at its European investments. Sperri was also previously a founding member of Bank of America’s European private equity partnership.

Aberdeen Asset Management
Debora Confortini has been appointed to the asset management firm’s emerging market debt team. She joins as a credit analyst from Standard & Poor, where she was a ratings specialist focused on Latin American companies.

Sackers & Partners
The pensions law firm has promoted Fuat Sami from associate to partner. He joined Sackers in 2008, and has particular expertise in changes to pension scheme benefits, scheme mergers and employer debt issues. He will act as a leading member in the firm’s public sector team.

Aureus Mining
Thinus Strydom has been appointed general manager, construction and mine operation at the gold mining firm. He has over 15 years’ experience in the industry, and has held operations roles at Randgold Resources and the Bisha mine in Eritrea.