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UK Pension Protection FundElaine Wiscombe has been appointed by the Pension Protection Fund as its new head of operations for its new in-house member services function. She comes to the PPF from Aon Hewitt, where she was a client relationship manager. Before then she was an operations manager for Ensign. 

Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond (LD) – Peter Engberg Jensen has been appointed to the board, replacing Hans Ejvind Hansen, who has decided to step down, the pension fund said. Engberg Jensen, who joined the LD board yesterday, was managing director of Nykredit from 2006 until September last years.

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) – Alberto Corinti, executive board member of the Istituto per la Vigilanza sulle Assicurazioni, has been appointed by EIOPA as a member of its management board. 

BNP Paribas Investment PartnersMarc Fleury has been appointed head of sales for the corporate and endowments department, while Anne Dille‐Weibel has been given the role of head of sales for the insurance department. Katherine Simons has also been hired as head of global RFP (request for proposal). Fleury started work at BNP Paribas in 2007, where he was head of the sales team at the bank’s indexed and systematic investment arm THEAM. Dille-Weibel has most recently been responsible at BNPP IP for co-ordinating sales to insurance companies internationally. Simons has previously worked at Franklin Templeton, where she ran the company’s global RFP activity.

Bank J Safra SarasinKarsten Junius joined Bank J Safra Sarasin as chief economist. Before, he was principal economist at the International Monetary Fund.

PartnershipCostas Yiasoumi has been hired by specialist insurer Partnership as director of defined benefit solutions. He was previously head of longevity solutions at Swiss Re and executive director at JP Morgan Chase.

Hermes Fund ManagersMichael Russell is joining Hermes Fund Managers as deputy portfolio manager of Hermes US Small and Mid Cap Equities. Russell comes to Hermes from a job as senior portfolio manager of the global developed markets equity funds at Nomura Asset Management.

British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) – Tim Farazmand is to take over as chairman of the BVCA from this month, the association said. He is the managing director at LDC. He will replace the previous chairman Simon Clark

Lloyds BankRob Carruthers has been appointed to the new position of business development director for financial institutions in the UK regions. Carruthers has been working at Lloyds Banking Group since 2009 and has previously worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CIBC World Markets and Scotiabank.

HSBC Global Asset ManagementNacho Font has been appointed by HSBC Global Asset Management to represent the company’s smart-beta investment activities to internal and external clients. He joins the company from Japanese asset manager DIAM International, where he was a business development manager and equity product specialist. Stephen Tong has been hired to take charge of the HSBC Global Asset Management’s global equities activities, having previously worked at Vontobel Asset Management as managing director and head of emerging market portfolio management. Emmanuelle Harboun and Yasmina Slimani have also joined HSBC Global Asset Management on the UK-based product specialists team, and Apiramy Jeyarajah has been hired in the new role of senior product development manager on the asset manager’s passive investment product range.

Waverton Investment Management Ian Enslin has been appointed to the charities team at Waverton Investment Management. He will focus on managing segregated, multi and single asset class investment mandates. Enslin joins from Newton Investment Management, where he managed similar strategies for charities and institutional investors.