Cambridge Associates, BP Investment Management, BMO Global Asset Management, Invesco, BlackRock, Royal London Asset Management, F&C Asset Management, IFM Investors, Hermes Investment Management, Close Brothers Asset Management, Employer Covenant Working Group, Redington
Cambridge Associates – The institutional investment adviser has hired Vicky Williams as senior investment director. She joins from BP Investment Management, the in-house fund manager for the BP Pension Fund, where she was head of private equity. Before that, she ran the private equity portfolios of British Airways Pensions Management and Shell Pensions Management Services.
BMO Global Asset Management – Richard Wilson has been promoted from chief executive at BMO for the EMEA region to global chief executive and CIO. He was appointed as chief executive at F&C on 1 January 2013, prior to its acquisition by BMO Financial Group. He has also held positions at HSBC Asset Management, Deutsche Asset Management and Gartmore Investment Management.
Invesco – Chris Evans has been appointed to the newly created position of investment-consultant relations director for the EMEA institutional team. He joins from BlackRock, where he was the EMEA head of the global consultant relations team. His previous experience includes working with Australian superannuation and UK pension schemes, as well as at Mercer, where he was an investment consultant.
Royal London Asset Management – Nick Woodward has been appointed head of liability-driven investments (LDI), effective 1 July. He joins from F&C Asset Management, where he was a senior member of the LDI team. Before then, he served as head of modelling at KPMG and a pensions adviser at Deutsche Bank and Aon Hewitt.
IFM Investors – Brian Clarke has been promoted to the newly created position of global head of investor relations. He was previously executive director of global investor relations for North America.
Hermes Investment Management – Gill Clarke has been appointed strategic compliance director. She joins from Close Brothers Asset Management, where she was head of legal, compliance and risk. Before then, she held similar roles at BlackRock, ABN Amro and UBS Global Asset Management.
Employer Covenant Working Group – Keith Hinds has been appointed chair, effective 1 June. The Employer Covenant Working Group is a group of industry experts formed to work in collaboration with trustees, scheme sponsors and regulators to address issues facing defined benefit pension schemes in respect of covenant advisory work. Hinds is a pensions partner at Grant Thornton UK.
Redington – Patrick O’Sullivan and Karen Heaven will assume managing director roles within the client consulting team, while Steven Yang Yu has been promoted to the position of managing director in the asset and liability modelling team.