Wednesday 13 October 2010 7:22 pm


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PwC The accountancy firm has appointed three new senior managers to its business continuity team, part of the risk assurance practice. Tom Buchanan, who previously worked at Barclays and Tesco, joins the crisis management team. James Cooke joins from Deloitte to focus on IT disaster and service recovery planning, while James Crask (pictured) will develop business continuity services aimed at the public sector, moving across from the Cabinet Office. Barclays Wealth The wealth management arm of Barclays has appointed Anne Grim as a managing director and head of global client services, a new role within the business. Grim joins from Wells Fargo Financial, where she was an executive vice president and held the role of divisional marketing, eBusiness and strategic partnership leader. She has also previously worked for American Express and Mastercard. Matrix The financial services group has appointed Tom Plinston, Kapilan Pillai and Antoine Hnein to the equity research team within its investment banking business. Plinston will cover new energy and cleantech and joins from Collins Stewart; Pillai will cover financials and was previously at FBR Capital Markets; and Hnein moves over from Goldman Sachs to cover the leisure sector. Paragon The buy-to-let mortgage lending specialist has hired Peter Shorthouse as director of treasury and structured finance. Shorthouse joins from UBS, where he was head of European securitisation. In his new role, he will report to Paragon’s finance director Nick Keen and will spearhead the group’s residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS) strategy. The appointment comes after Paragon last month announced its return to new lending in the buy-to-let mortgage market, with plans to arrange term funding in the MBS markets once it has aggregated a suitable loan portfolio. SWIP The Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has hired Ian Clifton as commercial director in its fixed income team. Clifton, who will be based in London, has over 25 years of experience in the capital markets, most recently as a senior investment consultant with Mercer. He was also previously head of derivatives trading and head of FX trading in London for Nomura. RBC Capital Markets The investment banking firm has hired Guy Mullin-Henderson as head of business support services. He joins from NM Rothschild.