GLOBAL - 3A, Hargreaves Lansdown, Nikko Asset Management, LD, Royal London, AEGON Asset Management, HSBC Asset Management, rpmi

3A - Jean Keller, chief executive of Syd & Co's fund of funds operation, has resigned and is reported to be joining Argos Managers next year. Until a replacement for Keller is found, Eric Syz, chairman and company founder, will assume the role of chief executive on an interim basis.

Hargreaves Lansdown - Stephen Lansdown, who founded the consultancy with Peter Hargreaves almost 30 years ago, has resigned as from the company's board, where he was executive director. Starting immediately, Lansdown will be a non-executive director, with current chief executive Hargreaves continuing as executive director. Ian Gorham, the company's deputy chief executive, will replace Lansdown on the board.

Nikko Asset Management - Blair Pickerell joins as head of Asia and global chief marketing officer. Pickerell, who was previously Morgan Stanley Invetsment Management's chief executive for Asia, will be based in Hong Kong.

LD - The Danish public sector capital employee pension fund is looking to recruit a head of equities to report to the fund's new head of investment. The equities post is a newly created one, the fund said.

Royal London - Mike Yardley, group chief executive, who has been with the company for 12 years, has announced his plans to resign once his successor has been found. The company has not offered any firm timeframe for when that might happen.

AEGON Asset Management
- Andrew Bell has been named head of European product and marketing. He joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was client director for the company's hedge fund business. He has also worked for RBS Asset Management and Coutts.

HSBC Global Asset Management
- Sten Ankarcrona will be leaving his current role as managing director for the Nordic region to become head of sovereigns and supranationals in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. No successor has been named.

rpmi - Laura de Ornelas and Steven Keshishoghli have joined as investment analysts. Ornelas was previously an associate at Dimensional Fund Advisors, while Keshishoghli has worked in private wealth management, as well as in pensions planning for the civil service.