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GLOBAL - ATP, BNP Paribas Real Estate, ISLA, LD Pension, Russell Indexes, Stork Pension Fund, Syz & Co

ATP - Bjarne Graven Larsen will depart as chief investment officer of the pension fund next year to assume the role of co-chief executive at FIH Erhvervsbank. Henrik Gade Jepsen, deputy chief investment officer will assume his responsibilities until a permanent replacement can be appointed.

BNP Paribas Real Estate - Tim Harlow and Liz Wheeler have departed BNP for property consultancy King Sturge. Harlow joins as partner and will lead the international corporate services team, while Wheeler has been named a senior associate and will focus on the flow of US clients into the UK and EMEA markets.

International Securities Lending Association - Richard Thompson, senior vice president at Northern Trust, will succeed James Templeman, BlackRock's European head of securities lending, as chairman. Thompson was previously deputy chairman.

LD Pension
- Carsten Koch has announced he will step aside as chief executive in May next year. Koch will continue as chairman of the Danish Employment Council, the CHP (Copenhagen Port and Development Company) and the pension fund of Copenhagen Harbour.

Russell Indexes
- Scott Stark has joined as director of Russell's European index unit from Markit, where he was in charge of European index business development. Prior to this, Stark worked at both EuroMTS and STOXX.

Stork Pension Fund - Alfred Slager, currently chief investment officer, will leave the position next year to become director of CentER Applied Research at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Piet Molenaar, currently interim director at Stichting Pensioenfonds UWV, will take his place.

Syz & Co
- Claire Locher, former member of the management committee at the Swiss banking group, has joined leadership consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles. Previously, Locher has worked for Renaissance Investment Management, as well as Pictet Funds. In 2005, she was hired by Barclays Global Investors to launch its Swiss office in Geneva.

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