Neville Brooke has joined Sedgwick Noble Lowndes as European investment research director. Brooke previously worked for IBM for 30 years, where in his time as UK investment pensions manager, the pension fund grew from £250m ($417m) to £1bn.

Andrew Kirton has been appointed by William M Mercer (London) to their senior business group, following his departure from the post of chief in-vestment consultant with Sedgwick Noble Lowndes.