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MorningstarKunal Kapoor has been promoted to chief executive, succeeding founder Joe Mansueto, who will now become executive chairman. Kapoor, who will start in his new role on 1 January 2017, has served as Morningstar’s president. Kapoor originally joined Morningstar as a data analyst in 1997 and has been president of the company since October 2015. To limit the number of inside directors, Don Phillips has voluntarily opted to step down from the board.

European Parliament – The Conference of Presidents has appointed Guy Verhofstadt as Parliament’s point man for Brexit negotiations. As counterpart of Michel Barnier, negotiator for the European Commission, Verhofstadt will “keep the Conference of Presidents fully informed of developments and help prepare the European Parliament position in the negotiations”.

London Stock Exchange GroupWaqas Samad has been appointed to the newly created role of chief executive of fixed income and multi-asset benchmarks for the Information Services division. He joins from Barclays, where he ran the index and analytics business as chief executive of Barclays Risk Analytics & Index Solutions.

Aberdeen Asset ManagementJohn Dickie has been promoted to co-head of US private equity alongside Scott Reed, while Whit Matthews joins the same team as senior investment manager. Dickie joined Aberdeen in 2015 as a senior investment manager. Whit joins from SL Capital Partners, where he served as a North America-based investment director.

Kames CapitalJack Holmes has been appointed as an investment manager, joining from Standard Life Investments, where he was an analyst on the European high-yield team. His appointment follows that of David Ennett, who recently joined Kames as head of high yield, and the return of Phil Milburn to the business.

AmundiPierre Schereck has been appointed head of relations with Social Security Bodies, a new role within Amundi’s Institutional Clients division. Schereck, who had been head of Employee Savings and Retirement Schemes at Amundi, was succeeded by Xavier Collot.