Wednesday people roundup
Stamford Associates, Hymans Robertson, Willis Towers Watson, Legal & General Investment Management, Standard Life Investments, Complementa Investment-Controlling, Lombard Odier, UBS, NN IP, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, VTB Bank, P-Solve, SEI, KPMG, HTB Hanseatische Fondshaus, Deka Immobilien Investment, Church Commissioners, Kessler Topaz, Absolute Return Partners, Saguenay Strathmore Capital, Union Bancaire Privée, La Financière de l’Echiquier
Stamford Associates – Carl Hitchman has been appointed to the newly created role of head of fiduciary management advisory. He was formerly a partner and head of fiduciary oversight in the investment practice at Hymans Robertson. Before then, he was a director in the investment practice at Deloitte, and a member of Mercer’s UK investment consulting executive committee.
Willis Towers Watson – Sara Rejal has been promoted to head of liquid alternatives, while Karen Dolenec has been promoted to head of real assets. Both joined Willis Towers Watson in 2014 as senior investment consultants. In her new role, Dolenec will continue to be responsible for real estate, infrastructure and natural resources, while Rejal will oversee hedge funds, alternative beta, reinsurance and multi-asset strategies.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) – Dianne Ramsay has been appointed senior distribution manager within the institutional distribution team. She joins from Standard Life Investments, where she was an investment director in the solutions business. Before then, she worked at Schroders and Mercer.
Complementa Investment-Controlling – Thomas Breitenmoser has joined the Swiss consultancy as head of the investment consultant/controlling team and a member of the executive board. He joined from Lombard Odier, having most recently been at Swisscanto/Zürcher Kantonalbank. The firm has also hired Michel Oechslin as investment consultant/controller. Oechslin was most recently senior business project manager for investment reporting and accounting at UBS.
NN IP – Lewis Jones has been appointed as a local-bonds portfolio manager on the emerging-market debt team, while Zoia Korepanova has been appointed as a corporate analyst. Jones joined from BNP Paribas Investment Partners and worked previously at Boston-based Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, where he was EMD portfolio manager. Korepanova joined from VTB Bank and Gazprombank.
P-Solve – Kate Finch and Lara Edmonstone-West have been appointed as directors. Finch joins from SEI, where she was an institutional sales director, while Edmonstone-West rejoins P-Solve from KPMG, where she was a principal consultant.
HTB Hanseatische Fondshaus – The Germany-based alternative investment fund manager has appointed Frank Ebner as chief executive. He joins from Deka Immobilien Investment, where he was a managing director and head of alternative investments. Before then, he worked at aurelis Real Estate as head of portfolio management and head of strategy and business development.
Church Commissioners – The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, has been appointed deputy chair at the Church Commissioners’ board of governors, effective from 1 January 2017. Bishop David replaces the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, who is retiring from his bishopric in February.
Kessler Topaz – Bram Hendriks has been appointed client relations manager for Europe, providing services to European shareholders in US class-action lawsuits. Before joining Kessler Topaz, he handled global securities litigation for NN Group.
Absolute Return Partners – The institutional investment consultant has appointed Mark Moloney has a senior research analyst. He joins from fund of hedge funds Saguenay Strathmore Capital, where he was associate director.
Union Bancaire Privée – Benjamin Schapiro has been appointed senior portfolio manager and co-manager for its Paris-based European convertible bonds team. He joins from La Financière de l’Echiquier, where he held the role of portfolio manager.