GLOBAL - PFA Pension, Cofunds, Muse Advisory, Redington, Societe Generale.
PFA Pension - The Danish commercial pensions provider has appointed Carsten Holdum to the newly-created role of consumer economist, joining from the Danish Consumer Council where he had been chief economist since 2007. PFA said it was aiming to strengthen its communication and advice to customers, focussing on helping customers manage their pension savings.
Cofunds - Edwards James joins as head of new business development for the company's institutional service.
Muse Advisory - Nick Wyld joins as associate director from Stamford Associates, where he was head of client consulting. With over 25 years of experience, Wyld has held a number of roles, including that as senior investment consultant at Towers Watson. He will focus on developing the investment governance and outsourcing consultancy services at Muse.
Neuberger Berman - David Eckert, previously chief operating officer at ING Investment Management Europe, is to join the asset manager from the beginning of June, where he will be global head of infrastructure reporting to chief operating officer Andrew Komatoff.
Redington - Karen Heaven, most recently vice president of the European pensions group at Morgan Stanley, has been named vice president of the investment consulting team. During her eight years at Moran Stanley prior to joining Redington, she focused on issues of risk management, primarily from the perspective of UK scheme sponsors.
Societe General Corporate & Investment Banking - Hichem Souli has been appointed as head of European pricing team in its cross asset solutions business. He is currently head of financial engineering, Northern Europe, Italy and EMEA and will continue in this role. He has worked at the bank for nine years. In this new role. Hichem will continue to be based in London and reports to Hupert Liepvre, global head of financial engineering.