GLOBAL - Caisse de Prévoyance du Canton de Geneve, VBL, HSH Nordbank, Dexia Asset Management, SWIP, Schroders

Caisse de Prévoyance du Canton de Geneve (CIA) - The Swiss pension fund has appointed Damien Bianchin as its new director. Bianchin, who started his new role at CIA this week, replaces Claude-Victor Comte, who is now retired. Bianchin joins from Retraites Populaires, where he was most recently head of the financial division and a member of the management board.

VBL - The manager of supplementary pensions for German civil servants has named Richard Peters as president, following Wolf Thiel's retirement after 10 years in the role. Peters, who joined the €12.5bn VBL more than a decade ago, was most recently Thiel's deputy and has overseen the asset and risk management divisions since joining.

HSH Nordbank - Edwin Wartenweiler has been appointed chief risk officer, starting his three year tenure on the supervisory board in June. Wartenweiler joins the HSH, which at the end of last year was forced to retreat from international real estate financing to gain state aid approval for a bailout, from FMS Wertmanagement, where he was managing director of global credit management.

Dexia Asset Management - The asset manager has opened an office in London that will be headed by David Kane, who will responsible for client-relationship management for Ireland and the UK. Kane has looked after clients in these two countries for Dexia since 2008. Before joining Dexia, he worked at State Street Global Advisors Ireland and Kleinwort Benson Investors Dublin. 

SWIP - The asset manager has announced that, after reshuffling its equities structure last month, it will no longer need a head of UK equities. As a result of this structural change, Peter Cockburn, who joined SWIP in 2003, will be leaving the business. James Clunie has taken over the management of the UK Opportunities and UK Select Growth funds with immediate effect.

Schroders - The asset manager has made four appointments to cover the Emerging Market Debt Relative Return sector. James Barrineau has joined as head of Latin American fixed income and co-head of EMD Relative. Fernando Grisales joins as a senior portfolio manager, while Alec Moseley joins as senior portfolio manager and sovereign research analyst. All three join from Ice Canyon. Chris Tackney joins as an emerging market corporate bond portfolio manager from Credit Suisse.