Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, NEST Corporation, VNO-NCW, AP3, Riksbank, BMO Global Asset Management, Legal & General Investment Management, Towers Watson, Pensions Akademie eV, KAS Bank, JS-Financial Service & Consulting, Aviva Investors, Société Générale, Friends Life Investments, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, GAM, IC Select

Pensions and Lifetime Savings AssociationTim Gosling has been appointed policy lead for defined contribution pension funds. He joins from NEST Corporation, where he was most recently senior account manager, overseeing pensions policy for the organisation. Earlier this month, Luke Hildyard was appointed policy lead for stewardship and corporate governance. The UK pension association hired Hildyard to fill the vacancy left by Will Pomroy, who left for a role at Hermes Investment Management.

VNO-NCWHedda Renooij has been appointed secretary for pensions policy at employer industry organisation VNO-NCW. As of 1 January, she will succeed Ap Fraterman, who is to retire after eight years in the job. Renooij comes from employer organisation AWVN, where she has been working as a pensions adviser, focusing on communication and the new financial assessment framework (nFTK). She is a member of two working groups of the Social and Economic Council (SER) looking into the future of the Dutch pensions system.

AP3 – The external management team has recruited Veronica Wahlberg as portfolio manager. She leaves her position at the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, where she worked in the Monetary Policy Department and in the Markets Department. Wahlberg has also worked at Ålandsbanken and Kaupthing Bank within manager research and selection.

BMO Global Asset ManagementMax Peacock has been appointed LDI portfolio manager, while Arthur Stroij has been appointed LDI Solution Structurer. Peacock joins from Legal & General Investment Management, where he was on the LDI portfolio construction team. Stroij joins from Towers Watson, where he was an investment consultant in the structured solutions team.

Pensions Akademie eVFrank Vogel, managing director at KAS Bank’s German branch, and Jürgen Scharfenorth, chief executive at JS-Financial Service & Consulting, were named chairmen of the newly founded Pensions Akademie eV in Germany. Representatives from the pension industry, politics and academia formally established the think tank this week to discuss issues related to occupational pensions. It will focus particularly on administration and transparency in occupational pensions.

Aviva InvestorsAhmed Behdenna has been appointed senior multi-asset strategist. He joins from Société Générale, where he was a senior strategist within the multi-asset research team. Marc Semaan has also been appointed a multi-asset strategist, joining from Friends Life Investments, where he was a macro strategist.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth ManagementMatthew Lamb has been appointed co-head of alternatives coverage in the Global Client Group. Lamb will co-head the team with Gianluca Muzzi, who steps into the role in addition to his existing responsibilities as co-head of real estate for Europe. He joins from GAM, where he was head of institutional and wholesale distribution for the UK and Middle East and global head of multi-asset sales.

IC Select – The fiduciary manager and investment-consultant evaluation company has appointed Carole Ryden as a director. She is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and an active member of their governing body the IFoA Council. She is also deputy leader of the Scottish Board of Actuaries.