Who’s switching jobs

Tom Welsh
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The asset management firm has promoted Sanjay Gupta to executive director. He joined in 2008 as a senior associate in its investment management team, and he is currently head of the Adveq Opportunity programme and leads its US buyout and turnaround investment activity.

State Street Global Advisors
The asset management division of State Street has appointed Howard Kearns senior strategist in its investment solutions group. He was previously responsible for creating solutions for the pensions insurance markets at Nomura, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.

Lewis Silkin
The law firm has appointed James Gill as a partner in its media, brands and technology team. He joins from SJ Berwin, where he has been a partner for five years. Gill notably advises on commercial, intellectual property and technology matters.

Aetna International
The health care benefits company has announced two senior appointments. Caroline Pain joins as head of international marketing. She has previously held roles at Aviva. Gary Impett joins as business development manager. He has over 20 years’ client management experience in the healthcare industry.

Bluerock Consulting
Andrew Shiels has been appointed partner in the management consultancy’s financial services risk management and regulatory risk consulting practice. He joins from Avantage Reply and he has also held senior roles at RBS, Standard Life and KPMG among others.

Speechly Bircham
Vikki Francis has been promoted to partner at the law firm. She joined Speechly Bircham in 2007 from Russell-Cooke, and specialises in family law.