NETHERLANDS – Hewitt Associates has hired Eddy Bannet from Towers Perrin to be joint head of investment in the Netherlands.

“Bannet will be joint leader with Dick van den Oever of Hewitt's investment consulting operation in the Netherlands,” Hewitt said.

Bannet, 44, was previously a senior consultant at Towers Perrin’s Amsterdam office and has been in the international investment market for more than 15 years.

“Hiring Bannet is part of Hewitt's programme to grow both its investment consulting capabilities in Europe and to enhance further its intellectual capital in this particular area,” the firm said. Its European investment practice currently comprises 250 consultants.

"We are very pleased that Eddy Bannet has chosen to join us,” said Nick Fitzpatrick, head of Hewitt's European investment practice. “We regard the Netherlands as one of the key markets for our international investment services and we expect Eddy to play major role in the further expansion of our work."

Bannet joined Towers in 1998 and had previously worked at Pierson Capital Management.