Friday people roundup
Veritas, Keva, Hermes Fund Managers, BlueBay Asset Management, Charles Russell, JLT Employee Benefits, Equiniti
Veritas — Taru Narvanmaa and Mikael Zilliacus have been appointed as new members of the supervisory board at Veritas Pension Insurance. At the Finnish company’s annual general meeting earlier this month, Narvanmaa was chosen to replace board member Henry Wiklund and Zilliacus was picked to take over from Ove Grandell.
Keva – The Finnish local authority pension fund has named Jukka Männistö its new managing director, following the resignation last year of Merja Ailus. Männistö joins from the Finnish Student Health Service, where he has been managing director since 2009.
Hermes Fund Managers – Mark Miller is to join the manager as head of UK & MENA institutional at the end of June. Miller, is currently Amundi Asset Management’s head of UK institutional business, will lead the fund manager’s UK & MENA institutional business, concentrating on its growth plans for the coming years. He will report to Harriet Steel, head of business development. He has previously worked at Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Fidelity International and Legal & General Investment Management.
BlueBay Asset Management – Pierre-Henri de Monts de Savasse has joined as a portfolio manager in the convertible bond team. He joins with 15 years’ experience in portfolio management with a strong quantitative background in portfolio construction and optimisation. His most recent role was at Aberdeen Asset Management where, for the past five years, he was head of convertibles.
Charles Russell – Esther White has joined as senior associate in the pensions team at law firm Charles Russell. She joined from Independent Trustee Services and has over 10 years’ experience advising companies and trustees on all aspects of pension law, including issues in relation to corporate re-structuring, mergers and acquisitions and auto-enrolment.
JLT Employee Benefits – Chris Devlin has joined JLT Employee Benefits as senior consultant as part of the firm’s plan to expand its Scottish business. He joins JLT with over 15 years’ experience and will take on responsibility for business development at the firm’s Edinburgh office. He was previously at Aon Hewitt where he was a development and client manager.
Equiniti - Lucy Dimes has been appointed chief operating officer of the adminstration and payment solutions provider. Dimes will report to chief executive Guy Wakely and takes her position joining from telecommunications company Alcatel. Dimes has been a board level executive for around 15 years and had a 19 year stint at UK communications company BT.