MOVES- Goldman, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds

Reuters

Oct 23 (Reuters) - The following financial services industryappointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of otherjob changes, email to moves@thomsonreuters.com.

HSBC HOLDINGS PLC

HSBC appointed Jonathan Robinson, currently head of projectfinance for Middle East North Africa (MENA) and a managingdirector at the lender, as banking head for the region. Robinsonwill replace Paul Skelton, who will become the regional head ofcommercial banking. Both appointments are effective Jan. 1.

GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC

The bank hired Ian Smith from Citigroup as head of GSElectronic Trading in Asia-Pacific, according to an internalmemo seen by Reuters.

CITIGROUP INC

Citi has named Neil Corney as chief executive of its Israeliunit, replacing Ralph Shaaya, the U.S. bank said. Corney is nowhead of markets at Citi Israel.

DEUTSCHE BANK

The German bank tapped a former Barclays Plc financial services banker, Gary Antenberg, to be co-head of itsglobal insurance group, according to an internal memo sent toemployees.

The bank also appointed Fahad Albader and Adel Dagherco-heads of its asset and wealth management coverage for theMiddle East and North Africa, based in Dubai, eyeing businessfrom sovereign wealth funds and family firms in the region.Dagher comes from hedge fund firm Man Group, whileAlbader was previously at Deutsche's corporate banking andsecurities division, heading coverage of Kuwait.

BARCLAYS PLC

The London-based financial services firm appointed ElyssaKupferberg as director and investment representative in itswealth and investment management division, based in Palm Beach,Florida. Kupferberg joins Barclays after having spent 14 yearsat Bank of New York Mellon Corp, most recently as thesenior sales director and senior vice president.

LLOYDS BANK COMMERCIAL BANKING

The unit of Lloyds Banking Group Plc appointedEnder Tanar as new head of Central Europe, based in Frankfurt,effective November. Tanar most recently served as head ofcorporate finance for Germany, Austria and Switzerland forJapan-based Mizuho Bank.

ALVAREZ & MARSEL

The professional services firm appointed Chandu Chilakapatias managing director, based in Houston, Texas. Chilakapati isthe founder of valuation and advisory services firm ValSourceAdvisory Services Inc, which the company acquired recently.

SMITH SQUARE PARTNERS LLP

The financial advisory firm appointed Paul Baines, theformer chairman of UK-based Hawkpoint Partners Limited, assenior adviser to the firm.

UNIVERSAL CREDIT RATING GROUP

The Hong Kong-based rating agency appointed Stan Ho itsglobal chief analyst. Ho comes from Fitch Ratings, where he was senior director and head of structured finance and covered bondsfor Asia.

INVESTEC SPECIALIST BANK

The unit of UK-based Investec Bank Plc appointed Eden Richeto head up high net worth lending within its private bankdivision, effective immediately. Eden moves from Debt CapitalMarkets, which he established at Investec in 2010.

ROYAL LONDON ASSET MANAGEMENT

The unit of the mutual life and pensions company RoyalLondon Group appointed Michael Lawrence as a fund manager in itsproperty team. Most recently, Lawrence has worked across thefirm's Life, Unit Linked and Royal Liver funds as a retailsector specialist.

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