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Silverfleet Capital/AP6 – European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has hired Karl Eidem from Swedish pension fund AP6. Eidem is now co-head of the Nordic region alongside Gareth Whiley.

At AP6 – which specialises in private equity – Eidem was an investment director. AP6 entered into a “co-operation partnership” with Silverfleet in 2015, according to its annual report for that year, taking a stake in the Silverfleet Capital Partners II fund. Silverfleet said it had made three investments and completed one exit in the Nordics since 2013.

RPMI Railpen – The UK’s industry-wide scheme for the railways sector has appointed Steve Mitchell as compliance and risk director for its investment business. He will be responsible for compliance and risk management as the pension group grows its internal asset management capabilities. As well as senior roles at firms including BNP Paribas, Lombard Odier, and NatWest Bank, Mitchell has also worked for the UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Association for Financial Markets in Europe.

Gresham HouseAndy Hampshire has been named chief technology officer, a newly created role. He will oversee the creation of the firm’s new co-investment platform, a projected backed in part by the Berkshire Pension Fund, which bought a 20% stake in Gresham House earlier this year. Hampshire joins from LDC, a private equity subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group.

S-PensionsmanagementOlaf Keese, managing director of German pension provider S-Pensionsmanagement, has left the group. He has also exited positions on the boards of Sparkassen Pensionskasse, Sparkassen Pensionsfonds, and Heubeck. He has been replaced in his role at S-Pensionsmanagement by Wolfgang Wiest.

Redington – The UK investment consultant has hired Zoe Taylor as director of strategy. She joins from Aon Consulting where she was a member of the group’s UK management team. Redington’s previous director of strategy, Paul Richards, is now head of governance and decision research. In addition, Ian Mills has joined from LCP as a managing director in the investment consulting team.

State Street Global AdvisorsAndrew Benton has joined SSGA as head of its UK institutional business amd senior managing director. He joins from Baring Asset Management where he was head of sales, business development, and international client services. He has also previously led the sales teams at Schroders and RCM. SSGA said Benton would oversee distribution across defined benefit and defined contribution pension clients, fiduciary management, and other financial institutions.

Aviva Investors – The asset manager has hired Darryl Murphy from KPMG as head of infrastructure debt. He will oversee origination, structuring, execution, and asset management for infrastructure within its wider “alternative income solutions” (AIS), the company said. At KPMG he was head of deal advisory for power and utilities clients.

Aviva Investors has also hired Sarah Wall from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF). She also joins the AIS team to work on infrastructure, and is a named manager on the company’s recently launched AIS fund. At the PPF, Wall was a portfolio manager for illiquid credit, specialising in infrastructure. Prior to this she was head of investment risk at Pension Insurance Corporation.

JLT Employee Benefits – The consultancy firm has appointed Harry Harper as head of buy-in and buyout services. He was previously at Mercer, where he worked for 19 years and was head of the group’s buyout and de-risking team.

Metzler Asset ManagementClaudia Otremba has joined the German fund management group to strengthen its customer support for institutional investors. She has previously held senior roles at Rogge Global Partners and Gartmore Investment Services.

Jupiter Asset Management – Former Pioneer Investment Management CEO Matteo Dante Perruccio has been appointd head of global key clients and strategic partners, a newly created role. He was previously a non-executive director of Jupiter, and helped set up the group’s Italian office. Jupiter has been expanding into Europe and Asia in recent years and now has clients in 12 countries outside the UK.

MFS Investment Management – MFS has overhauled its fixed income team, appointing regional heads and research directors.

  • Pilar Gomez-Bravo is now director of fixed income for Europe. She has worked for MFS since 2013.
  • Joshua Marston is director of fixed income for North America. He joined the group in 1999.
  • Lior Jassur has been promoted to director of fixed income research for Europe. Previously a fixed income analyst, he will lead the London-based resarch team. 
  • Melissa Haskell, previously head of municipal credit research, has been named director of fixed income research for North America.

In addition, MFS has named Sean Cameron as fixed income strategic solutions analyst, a newly created role designed to support clients with customised portfolios.

FundRock Management Company – The Luxembourg-based fund services company has appointed Ronan Doyle as head of risk and operations for its Irish branch. He joins from Capita Asset Services. His appointment follows that of Louise Harris, who joined last month as FundRock’s head of legal and compliance.

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