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Job Bank – Oct.27

October 27, 2008

The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Oct. 27, linked where possible to personal profiles on LinkedIn. To inform us of other job changes, please send an e-mail to:


Deloitte Financial Advisory Services (Deloitte FAS) said it elected David Williams as chief executive officer and Kerry Francis as chairman for the U.S. portion of the unit. Williams, 46, replaces Frank Piantidosi who has been CEO since 2003. Piantidosi is moving into the role of chief executive of Deloitte North America Financial Advisory. Francis, 47, will continue to hold her standing title as leader of the group’s national Corporate Investigations practice.


Consulting firm BearingPoint said it hired Michael Kirby, former deputy undersecretary of the Army, to bolster its public services business transformation expertise. Kirby was responsible for implementing the Army’s business transformation initiatives while serving at Army headquarters, the company said.

MFC Global Investment Management
MFC Global Investment Management said it has named Jeffrey Santerre as head of product management in the United States. Santerre is responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies in the United States, the company said.

Boutique investment bank Rothschild has hired three M&A bankers from Lehman Brothers in a sign that some smaller banks remain confident even as the credit crisis ravages their larger rivals. Rothschild, said it had appointed Antonio Villalon as co-head of its Global Financial Institutions Group (FIG). Rothschild also named Stephen Fox as co-head of its British FIG, while Philippe Le Baquer joined to work on FIG deals in continental Europe and on cross-border deals.

Barclays Wealth
The investment arm of Barclays Bank named Robert Brown as managing director and chief operating officer at its investment and product office. Brown joins Barclays Wealth from ABN Amro Global Financial Markets where he was global chief operating officer.

Hermes Fund Managers Ltd

Fund Manager Hermes named Caroline Baker as executive director of human resources. Most recently, Baker was global head of human resources for ABN AMRO Asset Management.

Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC
The investment management firm appointed Neal Neilinger as vice-chairman and chief investment officer. Most recently, Neilinger served as global head of credit sales, Trading and Syndicate in the London office of Calyon, a unit of France’s largest retail bank.

PSigma Asset Management
The asset management company appointed David Hallam to its UK Equities team. He most recently worked at Fiske Plc.

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