Baring Asset Management, Russell Investments, TOBAM, American Century Investments, ESMA

Baring Asset ManagementDuncan Goodwin has been appointed head of global resources at Baring Asset Management. He will be based in London, reporting to Tim Scholefield, head of equities, and be responsible for managing the global resources team, as well as being lead manager on the Baring Global Resources Fund. Goodwin joins Barings from Martin Currie, where he worked for more than eight years, and was lead manager on the Martin Currie GF Global Resources Fund since its launch.

Russell InvestmentsMirko Cardinale has been appointed head of asset allocation for the EMEA at Russell Investments. He comes to the role from Aviva Investors, where he was head of strategic asset allocation for four years.

TOBAMStephane Detobel and Francis Verpoucke have been appointed managing directors of TOBAM’s newly created subsidiary TOBAM North America. They will manage the Paris-based asset manager’s new office in New York. Stephane has previously worked at asset manager Amundi, setting up Amundi USA to start and run the firm’s activities in the US. Verpoucke joins TOBAM following 12 years with Amundi in Europe and North America.

American Century InvestmentsVictor Zhang and David MacEwen have been named co-CIOs at American Century Investments. Zhang comes to the company from Wilshire Funds Management, where he was president and CIO, while MacEwen was CIO at American Century Investments’ fixed income strategies since 2001.

ESMA – The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced the composition of its Securities Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG). The group’s members will begin a term of two and a half years on 1 January 2014, replacing the current group, whose mandate expires at the end of this year.