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Eaton Vance, The Pensions TrustF&C InvestmentsAegon UK, Baring Asset ManagementVanguard

Eaton VanceDavid Morley is taking on the role of business development director of UK institutional, at Eaton Vance Management International (EVMI), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. Based in the firm’s London office, Morley will be responsible for business development and the management of key institutional and consultant relationships in the UK and Ireland. He will report to Niall Quinn, managing director and president at EVMI. He was previously head of institutional sales for the UK and Nordic region at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, and before that, Henderson Global Investors, where he was director of institutional business.

The Pensions TrustAndy O’Regan has been appointed executive scheme manager at UK workplace pension fund The Pensions Trust, and joined the fund in December. The pension fund said O’Regan’s appointment was one of several hirings it made to support the new strategy it announced last year. O’Regan has been a pensions actuary for 12 years. His most recent job was with KPMG, and he has also worked at Mercer and LCP.

F&C Investments David Walker has been hired by F&C Investments as investment director in F&C Private Equity Funds, coming to the firm from the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. He will be returning to his native city of Edinburgh to take up the new job, after spending 14 years in Luxembourg. At the EIB, Walker was head of infrastructure funds and before that deputy head of equity funds at the European Investment Fund.

Aegon UKIan Pittaway has been appointed as chair of the independent governance committee. He has been a partner at Sacker & Partners since 1996. He is also an independent trustee and, since 2014, chairman of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees.

Baring Asset ManagementRod Aldridge has been promoted within Baring Asset Management to the position of head of wholesale distribution for the EMEA. He will still be based in London and report to Angus Woolhouse, global head of distribution. Aldridge joined Barings in 2008 and was most recently head of UK wholesale distribution. Before Barings, he worked at Gartmore Investment Management. He will be replacing Oliver Morath, who resigned from Barings for another job within the industry, the investment management firm said. 

VanguardJohn James, managing director of Vanguard Australia, and Colin Kelton, principal of Vanguard’s retail marketing and communications group in the US, have been appointed to new roles on the leadership team of Vanguard’s International group. They will report directly to Vanguard International’s managing director James Norris. James will be replacing Thomas Rampulla, who will go back to the US after seven years leading Vanguard’s operations in the UK and Europe, and head up the firm’s Financial Advisor Services division by the middle of this year. Kelton will become managing director at Vanguard Australia.

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