<!--StartFragment--> <strong>ETF Securities</strong><br />The exchange-traded commodities and funds provider has hired Mark Weeks as chief executive of the ETF Exchange, its third-generation exchange-traded fund platform.<br /><br />Weeks joins from UBS, where he ran the highly successful securities lending franchise in Zurich. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director responsible for running the European securities finance sales and trading desk.<br /><br /><strong>MF Global</strong><br />The futures brokerage has appointed James Rowsell as managing director of Europe, overseeing its London, Paris, Amsterdam and Geneva offices.<br /><br />Rowsell joined the group in 2003 as global head of equities, a role based in London. Prior to that, he spent several years at Citigroup, most recently as head of equity sales for Europe.<br /><br /><strong>PricewaterhouseCoopers</strong><br />The accountancy firm has appointed Paul Davies, previously head of tax at rival Ernst and Young, as the tax industry leader in its retail and consumer group.<br /><br />Andrew Dale also joins the international and large corporate team as a tax partner from Ernst and Young.<br /><br /><strong>Alignment Investors</strong><br />The investment management firm, a division of BlueCrest Capital Management, has hired Paul Griffith, Robert Marsden and Michael Dorgen to its fixed income investment team.<br /><br />Griffith, previously a credit specialist at Merrill Lynch, joins as a credit portfolio manager. Marsden becomes a portfolio manager, having spent 10 years at Mercer as head of fixed income research, and Dorgan joins as an execution trader from Glencore&rsquo;s multi-strategy credit hedge fund division, Asteri Capital. <!--EndFragment-->