City Moves for 25 September 2017 – who’s switching jobs at Lloyds Banking Group, The Barton Partnership and CBRE?

Today’s City Moves cover commercial banking, executive recruitment and property. Take a look at these movers and shakers:

Lloyds Banking Group

Scott Barton has been appointed to the role of managing director, mid markets for the commercial banking division of Lloyds Banking Group, reporting to David Oldfield, group director of commercial banking. Barton comes from Standard Chartered where he was head of corporate and institutional banking, Europe. He joins Lloyds Banking Group on 1 November. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2013, Barton spent 20 years at RBS in a number of leadership roles including CEO international banking, CEO UK large corporates and head of global banking and markets for Middle East & Africa. The appointment of someone with his depth of experience reflects the growing importance of this client segment.

The Barton Partnership

Specialist executive recruitment firm, The Barton Partnership, is delighted to announce that Victoria Montagu and Massimiliano Fiore have joined the business to play key roles in the continued growth and development of their International operations. Victoria will be leading the office in New York, bringing a deep expertise in the US strategy and transformation markets having built a successful career in executive recruiting both in the UK and the US. Massimiliano joins the London office from a competitor to strengthen their proposition in continental Europe across multiple sectors.


Global real estate advisor CBRE has appointed market-leading investment agent James Beckham as executive director and head of London investment properties. James is joining CBRE from Cushman & Wakefield where he was head of its London Capital Markets practice. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2015, he established King Sturge’s City of London Capital Markets business in the late 1990s before the merger with JLL in 2011. In his new role, James will work closely with David Green, chairman of CBRE London investment properties and with other senior members of the 40-strong London Investment Properties team including Stephen Pearson and James Hammond who lead CBRE’s investment properties teams in the City and the West End respectively; Peter Arduino who heads the Greater London investment properties team and with Chris Brett head of CBRE’s international capital markets team in the UK. With a successful career in investment agency spanning more than 30 years, James has transacted some of the highest profile deals in the City of London on behalf of a broad range of clients and including REITs, sovereign wealth funds and private and institutional investors in the UK and abroad.

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