International Accounting Standards Board – Hans Hoogervorst has been reappointed chairman of the accounting body for a second five-year term, taking effect from July. The board also announced that Hoogervorst’s vice-chairman, Ian Mackintosh, has decided not to seek a second term and will step down at the end of June.
Royal London Asset Management – Phil Reid has been named head of wholesale asset management. He joins from HSBC Global Asset Management, where he was head of UK wholesale. He will report to the asset manager’s head of distribution, Rob Williams.
Willis Towers Watson – Bart den Hartog has been appointed head of activities for the Benelux. Previously, Den Hartog was head of retirement solutions, as well as managing consultant at Towers Watson. At the same time, the company named Jeroen Everling as head of corporate risk. Until recently, Everling was chief executive officer at Willis Group Nederland.
Stockholm School of Economics – Peter Norman has been named chairman of the school’s new four-year research programme on how financial markets can contribute to sustainable developments. Norman was financial markets minister in the previous Swedish government and prior to that spent two years as chairman of AP7. He has also worked at Riksbanken, Sweden’s central bank.