SP Atos, JP Morgan Asset Management, Praxis Group

SP AtosHarrie Penders has been appointed chairman of the €1.6bn pension fund of Atos as of 1 December, succeeding Hans Blom, who has been appointed as a member of the executive board of the sponsor. Penders has been active as a board member at pension funds, has advised several schemes and been director of a pension fund.

JP Morgan Asset ManagementValerie Nicholson has joined the consultant relationship team at JPMAM’s UK institutional business. She joins from State Street Global Advisors, where she was head of consultants. Before then, she held roles at F&C Asset Management, Citibank, Gartmore and Pictet Asset Management.

Praxis GroupRupert Pleasant has been appointed managing director at Praxis Fiduciaries Switzerland. He has served as executive director at Praxis since January 2012. In addition developing the Swiss market, Pleasant will also work to establish relationships with partners in the UK, the Middle East and Africa.