PLSA Brexit taskforce, Eversheds, JP Morgan Asset Management, PensionsEurope, Caisse des Dépots, Lyxor, Hargreaves Lansdown
PLSA Brexit taskforce – The UK Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has established a Brexit taskforce chaired by Joanne Segars, chief executive of the PLSA. The external members are Francois Barker, partner and head of the pensions group at Eversheds; Sorca Kelly-Scholte, head of EMEA Pensions Solutions & Advisory at JP Morgan Asset Management; Matti Leppälä, chief executive at PensionsEurope; and Alex Christie, strategic adviser at JP Morgan Asset Management. Segars said she convened the taskforce to ensure pensions were not “treated as an afterthought, in what happens post-Brexit”.
Caisse des Dépots – Jean-Pierre Sicard has left France’s state-backed financial institution Caisse des Dépôts, where he was deputy director general of CDC Climat, the group’s arm dedicated to fighting climate change, until August 2015. He was president of Novethic, an ESG research and fund certification provider, until September 2016. Sicard is the founder of Novethic. He was the sustainable development director at Caisse des Dépôts from April 2004 to March 2009. He left the Caisse des Dépôts group earlier this month to pursue charitable activities and interests in the performing arts. I4CE (Institute for Climate Economics) was created in 2015 as the successor organisation to CDC Climat.
Lyxor – Adam Laird has been appointed head of Northern Europe ETF strategy. He joins from Hargreaves Lansdown, where he held a variety of roles before specialising in and overseeing the company’s passive investment business.