FRANCE - Nicolas du Penhoat will be the head of Hewitt Associates' investment consulting for France. (amends Penhoat's former job title)

He replaces Vincent Puche who had left Hewitt in the summer following a "joint decision" by him and the management.

"Hewitt already has a strong position in the French institutional space, but the market for investment consulting is one that is still open for development, so I am excited at the opportunity to broaden our range of clients even further," du Penhoat commented on his appointment.

Du Penhoat had been co-head of institutional business at Robeco Gestions since 2004. His co-head Arnaud Perrier had taken over as head of institutional sales in July 2006. At the same time, Lionel Deny has been appointed to strengthen the team on the financial      institutions segment. He joins from Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch.