GLOBAL – European Securities and Markets Authority, Groupe Consultatif, Mirabaud Asset Management

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – Carlos Tavares, chairman of the Portuguese Comissão Do Mercado De Valores Mobiliários (CMVM), has been re-elected as vice-chair. He will now serve a further term of two and a half years. Meanwhile, Kostas Botopoulos of Greece's Hellenic Capital Markets Commission and Klaus Kumpfmüller of Austria's Finanzmarktaufsicht have been elected to the board, while Martin Wheatley of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been re-elected for a second term. Karl-Burkhard Caspari of Germany's BaFin and Raul Malmstein of Estonia's Finantsinspektsioon have stepped down.

Groupe Consultatif – The Actuarial Association of Europe has appointed Ad Kok as its new chief executive, starting on 1 September. Kok's previous positions have included chief actuary at Aegon and partnerships at Towers Perrin, Watson Wyatt and KPMG. He holds an honorary membership of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Association and is an honorary fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK). Michael Lucas will continue his role with the as secretary‐general.

MercerAchim Lüder, since March last year in charge of the consultancy's retirement business in Germany, has been promoted to sole managing director for Mercer Germany, charged with overseeing the German, Swiss and Austrian businesses. Lüder joined the consultancy 11 years ago as CFO for Germany, later working as head of EMEA finance for three years until 2010 – after which he took over as COO for retirement, risk and finance in the same region. He began his career at KPMG's Munich offices.

Mirabaud Asset ManagementSimon Götschmann has joined the Swiss equity team from Helvea, where he was an analyst covering Swiss equities. At Helvea, he worked as a sell-side analyst for medical technology, while at Berenberg Bank he covered Swiss industrials.