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UPDATE 2-MOVES-Societe Generale, Bluecrest Capital, Marsh

(Adds Jefferies, Bluefin, ITG)

Dec 15 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email to moves@thomsonreuters.com.

JEFFERIES JEF.N

The securities and investment banking firm appointed Frank Cicero as managing director and global head of financial institutions and investment banking group. Cicero joins from Barclays Capital BARC.L.

The company also appointed Jason Reid as managing director. Reid also joins from Barclays Capital.

HSBC BANK USA

The unit of HSBC Holdings Plc HSBA.L appointed Irene Grant as senior vice president and regional commercial executive for the California region based in Los Angeles. Prior to her current role, Grant led HSBC's Commercial Banking business in Scotland.

SOCIETE GENERALE CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING

The investment banking arm of Societe Generale SOGN.PA appointed Ian Martin to its London-based quantitative electronic services team, focusing on UK-based institutions and hedge funds. Martin joins from BofA-Merril Lynch BAC.N.

The firm also appointed Johnny Bell to the team to perform a hybrid sales and sales trading role, focusing on UK sell-side clients and some additional continental European markets. Bell joins from Credit Suisse CSGN.VX.

BLUECREST CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

The asset management firm appointed Jaime Valdivia as head of global emerging markets research and strategy. Valdivia joins from Emerging Sovereign Group, where he was a partner, portfolio manager and director of global macro research.

MARSH

The insurance broker and risk adviser, a unit of Marsh & McLennan Cos MMC.N, appointed Grete Henaes as senior vice president, global energy practice. Henaes was most recently at Aon Grieg, where she was responsible for developing Aon's AON.N contractor hub worldwide.

Marsh also appointed Tormod Hareide as head of claims for its Marine & Energy practices in Scandinavia. He previously served in the same role at Aon Grieg.

KPMG

The audit firm appointed Richard White as its new UK head of real estate. White, who currently heads KPMG’s real estate tax team, succeeds Jonathan Thompson who will focus in the future on his role as KPMG’s global head of real estate.

NATIONAL BANK OF OMAN NBO.OM

The bank appointed Dev Sarkar as chief financial officer.

INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY GROUP ITG.N

The research broker and financial technology firm hired Dan Weingarten as managing director. Weingarten joins from Penson Worldwide where he was co-director of global sales and marketing.

BLUEFIN WEALTH MANAGEMENT

The unit of AXA UK Plc hired two financial planners based in its London office. Geoffrey Winchester joins from St James Place Wealth Management while Paul Bradley joins from SEI Private Banking. (Reporting by Divya Sharma and Soham Chatterjee in Bangalore)

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