The Week in City & Corporate

Deutsche Bank hires FT's Adrian Cox, Peregrine lands two hedge fund clients.

Deutsche Bank: brings in FT's Adrian Cox
Deutsche Bank: brings in FT's Adrian Cox

Deutsche Bank has hired Adrian Cox as head of marketing and communications in its global markets division. Cox was previously investment banking correspondent at the FT. At Deutsche he will focus on marketing strategy and internal communications.

Peregrine Communications has signed up two new hedge fund clients. The first, mCapital, is a Hong Kong- and London-based investment company founded by ex-Merrill Lynch proprietary desk co-head Mark Devonshire. mCapital is raising $200m-$300m to launch a European and Asian special situations fund. Secondly, the agency has won 47 Degrees North Capital Management, an alternative investment management company. The firm is set to launch its 47 Degrees North Innovation Fund, which invests in new hedge fund managers.

Barclays has recruited Merrill Lynch's MD of internal communications Tim Cobb as director of corporate and group centre communications. Reporting directly to corporate affairs director Howell James, he will help oversee the development of Barclays' corporate reputation management.

Maitland has brought in Finsbury's Brian Cattell to work as a consultant. He was an associate partner at Finsbury, where he worked for more than three years.

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