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Mattioli appoints Fergusson to head business development

Mattioli Woods has appointed Anne Fergusson as its new business development director to increase its corporate client base in London.

Alliance Trust has revealed that Ilario di Bon has stepped down as head of equities, and the role will be filled by Peter Michaelis.

Brown Shipley has welcomed Roger Clark as head of wealth management.

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David Stubbs has joined JP Morgan Asset Management as global market strategist.

Vibhu Sharma has been promoted to chief executive of Zurich UK’s general insurance business, effective from April next year.

Andrew Clark has been awarded the newly-created role of head of Rathbone Private Office.

Andrew Austin and Jeevan Sagoo have been hired by Rathbones to boost its its intermediary sales team.

Kames Capital has strengthened its retail sales team with Mark Ferguson.

Following Bill Gross’s departure, Pimco has elected Daniel Ivascyn to serve as group chief investment officer. The firm also made Andrew Balls global chief investment officer; Mark Kiesel global chief investment officer for credit; Virginie Maisonneuve equities CIO; Scott Mather US core strategies CIO and Mihir Worah CIO of real return and asset allocation.

Alan Connor is to take on the newly-created position of digital marketing manager for wrap platform Nucleus. Also joining Nucleus is Tommy Alexander, as operational communications manager. Stacey Burr is to become graphic designer, while Shona MacDonald is to become PR and content manager.