Wednesday people roundup
AXA IM, MFS IM, Sustainalytics, GVO IM, bfinance, MyCSP
AXA Investment Managers – Madeline Forrester has left the French asset manager’s UK office as head of UK institutional and is currently on gardening leave. Forrester, who joined the firm in November 2011, is set to join MFS Investment Management’s London office later this year in a similar role. Forrester joined AXA as head of institutional sales after spending 16 years with Threadneedle Asset Management.
Sustainalytics – Gary Hewitt is joining the ESG research and analysis provider to lead the development of new products in corporate governance data research. Hewitt is former head of governance research at GMI Ratings and also held roles in research at Towers Watson and proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services. Sustainalytics said Hewitt’s product development aim was to provide services complementing and enhancing existing solutions.
GVO Investment Management – Adam Khanbhai has joined the firm within its investment team as a research analyst. Khanbhai joins the London-based asset manager from OC&C Strategy Consultants, where he worked for six years in due diligence for strategy projects in private equity. His new role will see him providing analysis on investee companies for the investment team.
bfinance – Navneet Maheshwari has joined the London-based consultancy in its Middle East office located in Dubai. Maheswari joins from NASDAQ Dubai and will take up a senior consultant role with responsibility for client relations and new business across the Middle East. Mashehwari has worked at Partners Group in its Switzerland and Middle East offices, and investment company The Chatterjee Group and PwC in India.
MyCSP – The mutual joint venture between the UK government, Equiniti and former public sector employees is set to expand its operations with 50 more hires. Headquartered in Liverpool, MyCSP provides administration services for public sector organisations. It is now seeking expansion among its IT, project management, team management, compliance and administration teams.