Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève, BT, BlueBay Asset Management, JLT Employee Benefits, Sacker & Partners

Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève (CPEG)Michèle Devaud, current deputy director general at the pension fund for Geneva cantonal employees, has been named acting head of the fund following the departure of director general Damien Blanchin. Blanchin joined Caisse de Prévoyance du Canton de Genève (CIA) in 2012 and his departure comes after the fund merged with a second providing retirement benefits to hospital workers (CEH), forming CPEG at the beginning of the year.

BTIsabel Hudson is set to join the telecom provider’s pensions committee from November, as well as being appointed a non-executive director on the company board. As a result of the appointment, Hudson, who co-founded buyout firm Synesis Life and is non-executive on a number of other boards, has agreed to step down as non-executive director on the board of the UK Pensions Regulator.

BlueBay Asset ManagementKerry Hugh-Jones has joined as institutional portfolio manager within the firm’s global leveraged finance team. Hugh-Jones has previously worked as head of business development at Eclectrica Asset Management, at Mediobanca and JP Morgan.

JLT Employee BenefitsJonathan Mindell has joined the firm as executive director, departing Mercer after seven years at the consultancy in a number of senior positions – most recently as regional operations leader for Europe and the Pacific region. Mindell has also worked at Citibank, Prudential and within the financial services division of retailer Marks & Spencer. 

Sacker & PartnersCarly Rees has joined the law firm’s pensions practice from Slaughter and May. Rees, who qualified in 2012, will be an associate at Sackers, advising both employers and trustees on pension matters.