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City Moves who's switching jobs

<strong>Stephenson Harwood</strong><br />The international law firm has hired Duncan Stiles to its corporate practice, specialising in public and private M&amp;A transactions, primarily for FTSE 100 and 250 clients.<br /><br />Stiles joins from rival Ashurst, where he spent over 18 years and became a partner in 2000. In addition to building up a successful M&amp;A practice, he also founded the group&rsquo;s Spanish practice and was most recently managing partner in New York.<br /><br /><strong>RBC Wealth Management </strong><br />The wealth manager, part of the Royal Bank of Canada, has appointed Wasim Afzal as a manager in its structured notes and fixed income advisory team.<br /><br />Afzal has over 12 years of experience in the industry, having previously worked at Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and RBC Capital Markets.<br /><br /><strong>Ecclesiastical</strong><br />The socially-responsible investment management company has appointed Philip Baker as strategic partnership manager.<br /><br />Baker previously worked at Fidelity International, where he held roles as a relationship manager on the funds network platform and senior business development manager in the investment solutions group.<br /><br /><strong>PAAMCO</strong><br />Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, the fund of hedge funds, has hired Peter Stein to join its senior management team and chair the strategy allocation committee.<br /><br />Stein, who will be based in California, was previously chief investment officer at the University of Chicago.<br /><br /><strong>St Georges Finance</strong><br />Richard Bennett has joined the fledgling finance &amp; asset provider as a managing director.<br /><br />Bennett, 39, previously held positions representing global manufacturing companies in the UK. In his new role, he will be responsible for St Georges&rsquo; purchasing and sales within Europe.<br /><br /><strong>Witan Jardine</strong><br />The recruitment group, which was last year acquired by Ambition Group, has appointed Guy Day as its new London chief.<br /><br />Day formerly established Ambition&rsquo;s Asia office in Hong Kong in 2001. He will also continue with his role as managing director for Asia.