GLOBAL - Sacker & Partners, KAS BANK, Threadneedle, AXA IM, Barings
Sacker & Partners - The UK-based pensions law firm has recruited three solicitors: Anna Copestake, Katy Harries and Lauren Vose. Copestake joins from Jones Day, where she was an associate in the employee benefits and executive compensation department, while Harries joins from Slaughter and May, where she was an associate in the pensions and employment practice. Vose joins from Allen & Overy, where she advised employers and trustees in her role as an associate in the employment and benefits group.
KAS BANK - Mark Schilstra has been appointed to lead the client management team from 1 August. He will be responsible for the expansion of the European client base, focusing on Dutch pension funds, European banks and brokers, and German institutional investors. Before joining KAS BANK, he was employed at ABN AMRO and Fortis as head of operational risk and director of central risk management, respectively. Before then, he was a relationship manager for derivatives and structured products at Mees Pierson.
Threadneedle - Camilla Crowe has joined the asset manager as head of consultant relations. Prior to joining Threadneedle, she was responsible for consultant relations and UK institutional business at DB Advisors, Deutsche Bank's institutional asset management division. Before then, she held distribution roles at Newton and BNY Mellon, where she helped to establish an asset management business in Australia.
AXA Investment Managers - Lisa O'Connor has been appointed as European head of consultant relations, effective 6 June, and will be based in London, reporting to Tim Gardener, global head of consultant relations. She will focus on developing AXA IM's consultant relationships throughout the UK and Europe. She joins from Russell Investments, where she has been associate director of UK institutional sales since 2007.
Baring Asset Management - Clive Burstow has joined Barings' global energy and materials team as director and resources investment manager. Burstow returns to Barings from Blackrock, where he was vice-president with responsibility for analysis and investment across the mining sector. Before then, he was vice-president at Alliance Bernstein.