Rob Hall has been promoted to deputy chief investment officer at the £8.6bn (€10.2bn) regulated asset pooling vehicle for 32 London local authority pension funds, which has recently commenced the search for a permanent CIO.
Announcing Hall’s new position this week, London CIV also revealed that Larissa Benbow, its head of fixed income, had left the pool.
It said that new joiners Azim Meghji and Andrea Wildsmith, who have been appointed on an interim basis, will cover fixed income and investment risk, respectively.
Hall will also be supported by Kevin Corrigan, who became interim CIO in November following the departure of permanent CIO Mark Thompson after only a few weeks in the job.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Corrigan is also senior investment advisor at Resco Asset Management, and was CIO at multi-family office Sandaire Investment Office from November 2016 to March 2019. Before that he worked at Lombard Odier for more than six years, most latterly as head of fundamental fixed income.
Hall has been part of the pool’s investment team since 2017, having held senior roles at Lloyds and Standard Life Investments before that.
According to Westminister County Council documents, Kevin Cullen, client relations director, intends to retire at the end of March this year, but will be helping London CIV with succession arrangements before then.
The asset pool has advertised for a permanent CIO, with a deadline for applications of 2 February.
Other recent developments at London CIV include the launch of its first infrastructure fund. It is preparing to launch several vehicles for real estate.