State Street Global Advisors, M&G Investments, Oxera, Jupiter, Franklin Templeton Investments, Insight Investment

State Street Global Advisors – The asset manager has appointed Helen Copinger-Symes as managing director and head of consultant relations for the EMEA region. She joins from Alliance Bernstein, where she spent six years as consultant relations director before taking on the role of head of business development and client relations for its defined benefits business. Before then, she was head of consultant relations at Invesco Asset Management, and head of defined contribution sales at Deutsche Asset Management.

M&G InvestmentsDavid Parson has been appointed as an investment specialist within M&G’s institutional public debt business. He joins from BlackRock, where he was senior product strategist in sterling fixed income.

Oxera – The consultancy has expanded further in Europe, with a new office in Berlin and senior hires in Brussels. Michael Kraus – an expert in energy, regulation and litigation, who joins from NERA – is to head the Berlin office. In Brussels, Pascale Déchamps joins as a senior adviser, with 10 years’ experience in EU and French competition cases at CRA. Christian Huveneers, former vice-chairman of the Belgian Competition Council and now one of the assessors at the new Competition Council, joins as a part-time associate.

JupiterKatherine Dryer has been appointed a fixed interest and multi-asset product specialist. She will join in December from BlackRock, where she carried out a similar role. She has also held fixed interest roles at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Deutsche Asset Management.

Franklin Templeton InvestmentsRod MacPhee has been appointed research analyst and portfolio manager in the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group. He joins from Western Asset Management Group, where he has been a portfolio analyst since 2006. Before then, he was a client relationship manager at Canada-based Group Retirement Services.

Insight InvestmentDavid Beca has been appointed head of farmland management. He joins from NZ Farming Systems Uruguay, where he has served as managing director and chief executive since 2011. He has also worked at Intelact Nutrition, Red Sky Agricultural and Northland Cooperative Dairy Company.