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Job Bank – Sep. 29

By Reuters Staff
September 29, 2008

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The following are recent job changes within the financial industry, linked where possible to profiles on LinkedIn. To inform us of other job changes, please e-mail moves@thomsonreuters.com.

MORGAN STANLEY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
The asset manager appointed Richard Ford as managing director and portfolio manager in its Global Fixed Income Team. Previously he was with PIMCO.

AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS
The asset management company named Eric Chaney, previously with Morgan Stanley, as chief economist, AXA Group. Chaney will join AXA on November 1.

PIONEER INVESTMENTS
The investment management group named William Porter director of U.S. consultant relations, and Scott Krattenmaker and George Lynch vice presidents of institutional sales. Previously, Porter was with State Street Global Advisors and
Krattenmaker with Standish Asset Management, while Lynch joins from Fidelity Family Office Service.

MORTGAGEBROKERS.COM HOLDINGS INC
The mortgage brokerage hired Glen Collier as regional vice president. Collier was earlier with Royal Bank of Canada.

WELLS FARGO INSURANCE SERVICES INC
The insurance brokerage hired Alan Boring as a senior vice president and sales executive in the Southern California region. Boring was previously with Rollins Burdick Hunter and Aon.

PIPER JAFFRAY LTD
The investment bank hired Stuart Rankine as principal, investment banking, and Elizabeth Miller as principal, institutional sales. Rankine was previously with Bear Stearns International Ltd and Miller was with Thomas Weisel Partners

GREAT PORTLAND ESTATES PLC
Central London property company appointed Martin Scicluna as its non-executive chairman.

BENSON ELLIOT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

The private-equity real estate firm appointed Joseph DeLeo as partner and director of Portfolio Management. It named Chris Coulson development director and Dorothee Wintle general counsel. DeLeo joins from Fortress Investment Group and Coulson joins from Lordship Estates.

DEUTSCHE BANK
The bank appointed Maarten van Berckel as managing director, Global Banking, Benelux and Nico Torchetti as head of clearing, Domestic Custody Services (DCS), Asia Pacific. Van Berckel was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) and Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers Benelux. He will be based in Amsterdam. Torchetti, who was previously with Fortis Clearing Japan, will be based in Hong Kong and will join with immediate effect.

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO
Global banking giant JPMorgan Chase named Russian economic reformer Anatoly Chubais to its international advisory board.

FASB
The overseers of the Financial Accounting Standards Board said Marc Siegel has been appointed to the rule-making body. Siegel previously led the accounting research and analysis team at the RiskMetrics Group.

BRYAN CAVE
Law firm Bryan Cave has hired Fabiola Suwanto as a principal in its Shanghai office. Suwanto, previously at Perkins Coie’s office, will work with Bryan Cave’s private client and international trade groups.

COMERICA INC
The U.S. regional bank hired Curtis Farmer as its new executive vice president of Wealth and Institutional Management. Farmer will join Comerica on October 20 from Wachovia Corp.

COMPOSITION CAPITAL PARTNERS
The independent investment manager, based in Amsterdam and Hong Kong, said it has hired Morella Hessels, previously at Northern Trust Global Investments in London, to take charge of investor relations and marketing. The company has also hired Joelin Ma, previously at JPMorgan, as a vice president responsible for monitoring investments and doing due dilligence on new investments in Asia.

EARTHPORT PLC
British money transfer company Earthport Plc said it has appointed Lady Olga Maitland as a non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN
The company hired Audrey Childe-Freeman as Vice President and Senior Currency Strategist as part of its Foreign Exchange Currency Strategy team. Previously, Childe-Freeman was a Senior European Economist at CIBC World Markets. She will be based in London.

SONENSHINE PARTNERS
The independent investment bank has hired Grant Tolson, previously an executive director in the financial institutions group at JPMorgan Chase & Co, as a managing director. He will continue to cover financial institutions.

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
The hedge fund and alternative investment industry body elected three non-executive directors. Doug Shaw of BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd will be responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Sean Simon, of Ivy Asset Management Corp, will be responsible for the Americas; and Peter Douglas, of GFIA Pte Ltd, will be responsible for the Asia-Pacific region. Shaw, Simon and Douglas will represent their respective regions for a two-year period.

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