GLOBAL - The Pensions Trust, aba, Raiffeisen International Fund Advisory, F&C

The Pensions Trust - The UK occupational fund has named two new directors to its trustees board. Peter Boyd joins as an employer-nominated director, while Trevor Peel joins as member-nominated director. Joe Robertson has also been re-elected as a member-nominated director. The appointments follow the retirement of deputy chair Lynda Howe and member-nominated director Bryan Clark after a combined service of 11 years. Sarah Smart will continue in her role as independent chair, while Clare Smith has been elected deputy chair.

aba - Boy-Jürgen Andresen, chairman at the German occupational retirement association aba, will not be standing for re-election at the association's next annual meeting in May. He will be retiring after 24 years as aba chairman and 33 years as an aba board member. The association's members will elect a new 17-strong board at the annual meeting that will then elect a new chairman and two deputies.

Raiffeisen International Fund Advisory - Andreas Witzani is set to join the board of Austria's Raiffeisen International Fund Advisory (RIFA), a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Capital Management (RCM). From August, he will be responsible for coordinating RCM's international (ex CEE) and institutional fund business. The joint assets of RCM clients served by RIFA amount to €21bn, the majority of RCM's €31.5bn in assets under management. Witzani's current position as board member at the Immo KAG, a subsidiary of the Austrian Volksbanken Group, has yet to be filled.

F&C - Nabil Owadally has joined the asset manager as a derivatives fund manager following the creation of F&C's integrated Investment Solutions business last December. Owadally joins from Towers Watson, where he worked as a consultant focused on providing derivative-based investment strategies to UK pension schemes. Before then, he was an analyst at Aon Hewitt. He graduated with degrees in actuarial science from the London School of Economics and an MSc in actuarial science from Imperial Business School.