Friday people roundup
Lancashire County Pension Fund, Irish Pensions Council, DIF, Insight Investment, Société Générale Securities Services
Lancashire County Pension Fund – George Graham, Trevor Castledine and Andrew Fox have all been promoted following an internal re-organisation that sees the local authority fund established as a standalone entity, separate from the council. Graham has been named the LCPF’s director, having previously served as Lancashire Council’s deputy treasurer, while Castledine has been promoted from portfolio manager to deputy CIO under CIO Mike Jensen. Fox has been named head of policy and compliance, a shift from his previous focus purely on investment compliance matters.
Irish Pensions Council – The Irish government has named six further members of the council set up to advise on pension regulation. Jim Murray, a former director of the European Consumers Organisation, has been confirmed as chair and will be joined by Roma Burke, partner at LCP Ireland, and Kirstie Flynn, director at Trustee Principles. Sandra Rockett, director of business development at Irish Life Investment Managers, actuaries Tony Gilhawley and Shane Whelan and journalists Sinead Ryan and Brendan Keenan will also sit on the council.
DIF – Fernando Moreno has joined the infrastructure manager as managing director and head of Spain. Moreno has previously worked at Globalvia Inversiones and for construction group Sacyr.
Insight Investment – Shankar Athreya has been named head of farmland investments, joining after a decade at Singapore-based Olam International Development. Athreya will be based in London and report to Reza Vishkai, Insight’s head of agriculture.
Société Générale Securities Services – Florence Cuenet-Soulier has been named client solutions manager for buy-side clients. Cuenet-Soulier, who previously worked in a similar role within the firm’s London hedge fund team, will report to Bertrand Blanchard, UK country manager.