GLOBAL - PwC, Goldman Sachs, Mercer, OVS Capital, JP Morgan Asset Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

PwC - Steven Dicker has joined as the consultancy's most recent pensions partner. He joins from Goldman Sachs, prior to which he spent more than a decade as a pensions partner with Watson Wyatt (now Towers Watson). PwC's other recent senior new hires include Karein Davie, who will advise on scheme funding, liability management and benefit design, and Nadeem Ladha, who will specialise in pension risk management. Both join from Hymans Robertson. Amanda Vaughan joins from Towers Watson to advise on pension scheme communications and member engagement, while Finlay Stuart joins from Aon Hewitt to provide corporate pensions consulting services.

Goldman Sachs - Erik Åsbrink, a former Swedish minister of finance, has joined Goldman Sachs as international adviser. He will provide strategic advice to Goldman on business development opportunities in Sweden and the Nordic region. Åsbrink is the chairman of Alecta, the pension and insurance provider; LightLab, a Swedish company that is developing a new eco-friendly lighting technology; the Stockholm School of Economics; and Svensk Hypotekspension, another pension and insurance provider.

Mercer - Russell Clarke has been appointed to the newly created role of global chief investment officer. The consultancy said it created the position to meet demand at its rapidly expanding investment management business, which now manages more than $44bn (€30bn). Clarke is currently Mercer's CIO for the Asia Pacific region. Regional CIOs across the globe will now report to him, including Andrew Howard, who has been appointed Clarke's replacement in Asia Pacific.

OVS Capital - Nick McEwen has been appointed a partner at the event-driven hedge fund. McEwen will oversee all sales and marketing, and support chief investment officer Sam Morland and chief operating officer Andrea Morrall in managing of the business. He joins from Revere Capital Advisors, where he was a managing director.

JP Morgan Asset Management - Ronald Nagel, formerly of AllianceBernstein, has joined as head of institutional sales, Netherlands. In his previous role he was managing director for the Benelux countries, having also worked at Vanguard Investments Europe and ABN AMRO Asset Management.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Cliff Speed has joined as director of the market solutions group within the company's pension and insurance solutions division, as first reported by IPE yesterday. He previously worked at Paternoster and in his new role will report to Benjamin Sturges.