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PMT – The €48bn metal scheme PMT has appointed Joep Schouten and John Spruit on its board as pensioner representatives. Schouten had been nominated by the association of pensioners. He is a veteran in the pensions industry, having worked 37 years for the pensions provider for the building sector (the Sociaal Fonds voor de Bouwnijverheid, renamed Cordares), 13 years of which he served as chief executive. Spruit represents the unions. He has been a pensions specialist at provider Syntrus Achmea between 2000 and 2007 and has been a board member at six other pension funds since then.

bfinance – The investment consultancy has Emily Porter-Lynch as a director in the Investment Advisory. Prior to joining bfinance, she was a senior investment manager at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), where she helped oversee a multi-billion dollar allocation to hedge fund strategies. Prior to joining USS, she was an investment director at Key Asset Management.

Pensions Regulator (TPR) – The UK government has named the new chairman of the Pensions Regulator, appointing a former banker as successor to Michael O’Higgins. Mark Boyle will assume the role from April. The incoming chairman is currently independent non-executive chairman of the UK Land Registry and has worked at Lloyds Bank and Kleinwort Benson.

Towers Watson – Edouard Stucki is to leave the Swiss arm of the global consultancy after more than a decade as a senior investment consultant. Stucki said he was planning to move onto new challenges, in what would be a “new phase” in his career. In other news, Jo Kite has been appointed as the firm’s head of pensions and benefits for its Scotland practice. Kite joins from Scottish insurer Standard Life, where she was director of workplace proposition, and brings further experience from Aviva and Delta Lloyd.

La FrançaiseGuillaume Dhamelincourt is to join the French asset manager as head of sales for Asia, moving to the position from minor subsidiary firm JK Capital Management. Dhamelincourt joined JK Capital Management in 2011 and will step into his new role based from its offices in Hong Kong. He comes with experience as investment director at InfraRed Capital Partners in London.

Hermes Fund ManagersJennifer Stillman has been appointed director of consultant relations. She joins from Nightscape Capital, where she was head of business development.  She has also previously held roles with Caliburn Capital, Man Investments, PanAgora Asset Management and Clay Finlay. 

Investec Asset Management – Investec has further expanded its European Client Group with the opening of an Italian office, following the hire of Marco Orsi as Italian sales director. Orsi joins Sarah Pastore, Italian sales manager, in focusing on the Italian market.

AMP Capital – AMP has made a number of senior appointments to its global infrastructure debt team in London. Emma Haight joins the team as director from NIBC Bank, where she was vice-president in the Project Finance division. James Fox is joining at the end of April as associate director. He previously worked in the finance team at British Land.