GLOBAL – Belgacom, Mercer Italy, Pensions Policy Institute, State Street, Mirabaud Asset Management, Dynamic Credit
Belgacom – Philip Neyt is seeking to retain his role as chairman of the Belgian Association of Pension Institutions (ABIP/BVPI) after leaving Belgacom's pension fund last week. Neyt declined to elaborate on the reasons why he left the Belgian telecom company, but he stressed the move would not compromise his future as chairman of the Belgian pension fund association. He said he would meet with the board next week to discuss his options.
Mercer Italy – Roberto Veronico has been appointed head of the retirement division at Mercer Italy, taking up the post at the beginning of this month. Veronico was previously deputy director general of the Unicredit group pension fund (Fondo Pensione del Gruppo Unicredit).
Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) – Wayne Daniel, chief executive at MetLife Assurance, has been appointed governor at the pensions charity. The PPI said his appointment was part of the PPI's commitment to ensure its work has the "widest possible support across the whole range of interests in pensions and retirement income provision".
State Street – Michael Bell has been appointed CFO and executive vice-president, succeeding Edward Resch, who has retired after 11 years in the role. He will also serve as a member of the company's management committee. Bell joins from Manulife Financial Corporation in Toronto, where he was CFO. Before then, he worked at Cigna Corporation for 24 years.
Mirabaud Asset Management – Fatima Luis has been appointed as a senior high-yield bond specialist. She joins from F&C Asset Management, where she was co-head of global high yield. Luis has also been a fixed income investment manager for more than 15 years.
Dynamic Credit – The Netherlands-based fixed income investment firm has appointed Daan Potjer as a senior manager. He worked as an investment strategist and later as SVP and head of tactical asset allocation at ABN AMRO Asset Management. Following this, he was a founder and managing partner at Aethra Asset Management.
Standard Life Investments – Daniel McKernan will take over as head of sterling investment-grade credit in the autumn, while Craig MacDonald is set to succeed Andrew Sutherland as head of credit in July.