UK – Desmond MacIntyre, the former head of Deutsche Asset Management’s European pensions strategy group, has popped up at Pareto Partners in London.

MacIntyre was recently appointed by Pareto Partners as global chief operating officer. Chief executive Mitchell Harris said the role had been created as a result of a growth in business.

He added: “Given Des’ background in pension funds and investment management, and his experience of working in the US and the UK, his skill base suits us well.”

‘We have not appointed senior figures from outside the company for some time, so Des will bring newness, and ideas.”

MacIntyre has had a broad experience in the pensions and investment management market. He has been chief financial officer at General Motors’ pension fund in the US, and at US publishing house Asset International.

In May 2001, he joined Deutsche Asset Management as head of European pensions strategy group, which he left at the beginning of this year. MacIntyre then did a brief spell as chief investment officer of New York City Retirement Systems before “amicably departing” in March.

Pareto Partners is a currency overlay and fixed income specialist serving institutional investors.