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Job Bank – Oct. 1

By Reuters Staff
October 1, 2008

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

FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL MORTGAGE CORP
Farmer Mac appointed Michael Gerber as acting president and chief executive officer, succeeding Henry Edelman, effective immediately. Gerber will continue to serve as chief executive of Farm Credit of Western New York, an association in the Farm Credit System.

EVERCORE PARTNERS INC
The U.S. merger advisory firm hired Ray Newton III as senior managing director in its private equity group, Evercore Capital Partners. Newton was previously with Perseus LLC. His appointment is effective Oct. 1 and he will be based in New York.

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP
The financial services company hired Simon Putt, previously with Fidelity International, as director, head of UK Institutional Client Relationship Management. Putt will be based in London.

CAPITAL & REGIONAL PLC
The British property fund manager promoted Charles Staveley to group finance director effective Oct. 1. He was deputy finance director with the company earlier.

RESIDENTIAL FINANCE CORP
The mortgage lender hired Mindy Hoffman as director of operations closing – post closing and promoted Tim Jolliffe to director of operations – processing and pipeline management. Hoffman was previously with U.S. Bancorp.

SG PRIVATE BANKING
The wealth management arm of Societe Generale Group hired Jiro Sekino as executive director of Trust Services Department at SG Private Banking Japan Ltd. He was previously with STB Wealth Partners Co Ltd.

KILN (UK) HOLDINGS LTD
The insurance and reinsurance underwriting group appointed Charles Franks as chief executive and Edward Creasy as chairman of its unit Kiln Group. The appointments will be effective from January 1, 2009.

THAMES RIVER CAPITAL LLP
The investment boutique appointed Graeme Pollok as compliance and risk manager with immediate effect. Pollok was earlier with the Financial Services Authority.

MBA LAZARD
The joint venture between Lazard Ltd and MBA Group hired Peruvian banker Augusto Barreto from Citigroup Global Markets to open a new financial advisory office in Lima, effective immediately.

BLACKSTONE GROUP
The private equity firm hired several former HSBC Holdings Plc and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc executives in Hong Kong and Beijing. Anthony Steains and Jianping Zheng, formerly with Lehman and HSBC respectively, were named as partners. Johan van Jaarsveld and Dong Hyun Lee, both formerly with Lehman, and Jing Xiaowen, formerly with HSBC, were named as managing directors.

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN
The investment management firm named Audrey Childe-Freeman, formerly senior European economist at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s CIBC World Markets, as vice president and senior currency strategist as part of the firm’s foreign exchange currency strategy team.

STANDARD & POOR’S
The rating agency, which is a division of publisher McGraw-Hill Cos Inc, promoted Ping Chew to managing director and head of Greater China. Chew will be based in Hong Kong.

SOCIETE GENERALE
The financial services group promoted Jean-Pierre Mustier to head global investment management and services and said he will be appointed chairman and chief executive of Societe Generale asset management. It also named Philippe Collas as senior adviser to Societe Generale’s CEO Frederic Oudea. Societe Generale hired Francoise Mercadal-Delasalles as head of operating efficiency and innovation. She was previously with Caisse des Depots group.

ASSURANT INC
The specialty insurer named Stephen Gauster senior vice president and chief corporate counsel, effective immediately. Previously Gauster was with Prudential Financial Inc
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SOVEREIGN BANCORP INC
The largest remaining U.S. savings and loan named Paul Perrault chief executive.

TKP INVESTMENTS
The fiduciary pension fund service provider unit of Dutch insurer Aegon NV appointed Roelf Pater, previously with ING Groep NV’s ING Investment Management Europe, as head of client services and investment strategy. Pater will join on Oct. 1.

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