<strong>HSBC Private Bank</strong><br />HSBC has appointed Willem Sels to head up its fixed income strategy for the UK private banking division, focusing on building bond-focused client solutions in sovereign and credit markets.<br /><br />Sels, who in his spare time is an accomplished pianist, holding five Belgian national awards in classical music, joins from Dresdner Kleinwort, where he was head of credit strategy. <br /><br />He also previously spent seven years working at Goldman Sachs.<br /><br /><strong>Société Générale </strong><br />The bank has made a number of high-profile appointments to its strategy and research team in London.<br /><br />Klaus Baader joins as co-head of Eurozone Economic Research from Merrill Lynch, where he was chief Europe economist. <br /><br />Dylan Grice joins the global strategy alternative view team, reporting to notorious bear Albert Edwards, the bank’s head of global strategy. Grice previously co-founded research firm Vequus in 2007.<br /><br /><strong>Martin Currie</strong><br />The investment management firm has hired Brendan Bryce as global head of advisory compliance within its risk and compliance team.<br /><br />Bryce, who joins on 1 November, was formerly a director in risk assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has 14 years of experience working at blue-chip firms in London, Scotland and the US.