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Edmond de Rothschild Group, Swiss Life Asset Managers, The Pensions Regulator, European Parliament, Hedge Fund Standards Board, Man Group, Arrowgrass Capital Partners

Edmond de Rothschild GroupVincent Taupin has been named head of the global asset management division, following the resignation of Roderick Munsters. Munsters quit the firm “for personal reasons”, the Edmond de Rothschild Group said in a statement. He had been in charge of the asset management group for just seven months, having succeeded Laurent Tignard in May. Taupin will take on the new role from 1 January. He was previously chair of the executive board of Edmond de Rothschild’s French operations. The company has also appointed Didier Deléage as chief executive of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (France). He is currently global COO for the asset management firm.

Swiss Life Asset ManagersMichael Klose is to become chief executive of third-party asset management at Swiss Life Asset Managers as of 1 January 2017. He succeeds Thierry Van Rossum, who in future will be concentrating entirely on his function as CIO of Swiss Life France and will continue to serve as chief executive at Swiss Life Asset Management (France).

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) – Three non-executive directors have been appointed to the UK regulator’s board. Kirstin Baker will join on 1 February 2017, followed by Robert Herga on 1 July 2017. David Martin is being re-appointed on 1 February, following an open competition. The appointments are for four years and four months. They fill vacancies created by the departures of Graham Mayes and Ann Berresford, whose terms of office come to an end in 2017.

European Parliament – The economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON) of the European Parliament has appointed Kay Swinburne, of the European Conservatives and Reformists group, as co-rapporteur on the legislative file on the recovery and resolution of central counterparties. The European Commission in early December published a legislative proposal for a regulation on this issue. Swinburne was the rapporteur on the own initiative (non-legislative) report that was the precursor to the legislative report.

Hedge Fund Standards BoardLuke Ellis, chief executive at Man Group, and Henry Kenner, chief executive and founder of Arrowgrass Capital Partners, have been appointed to the board. The HFSB – the global standard-setting body for the alternative investment industry and custodian of the Hedge Fund Standards – also announced that it was forming a working group on liquid alternatives.

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