Wednesday people roundup
Rotman International Centre for Pensions Management, State Street Corporation, Towers Watson, JLT Employee Benefits, Source, Schroders, bfinance, Artemis, Aviva Investors, Baring Asset Management
Rotman International Centre for Pensions Management (ICPM) – Rob Bauer has been named executive director, replacing industry veteran Keith Ambachtsheer, who becomes director emeritus. Bauer has been at ICPM since the organisation was founded by the University of Toronto in 2005 and is known for his research on pension and mutual funds, behavioural finance and socially responsible investing. The Dutch national is also a professor at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics with a focus on institutional investments.
State Street Corporation – Andrew Wilson has been appointed head of asset manager sector solutions for the UK and Nordic region, while Jane Mancini has been appointed to a similar position for the Americas. Prior to joining State Street, Wilson spent 14 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently as managing director of asset manager advisory in the global markets group. Before then, he was head of securities sales for Asia Pacific at SWIFT.
Towers Watson – Keith Goodby has been appointed a senior investment consultant in the Insurance Investment Advisory Group. He joins Towers Watson following six years at Legal & General, where he has held various senior positions, including director of investments and capital savings and most recently portfolio director for the Legal & General With Profits Fund. Before then, he was an actuarial consultant at Tillinghast Towers Perrin.
JLT Employee Benefits – Ian Burns has been appointed in the newly created role of director in the investment consulting business. He joins from KPMG, where he was principal investment consultant.
Source – Marco Mautone has joined the exchange-traded product provider as managing director with responsibility for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was head of European and US equity sales trading in Switzerland.
Schroders – Henrik Nyblom and Roger Doig have joined the Schroders UK and European equity team as senior research analysts. Nyblom joins from Nomura, while Doig joined Schroders in 2007 from JP Morgan, where he was an equity analyst. Separately, James Sym will be taking on the management of the Schroder European Alpha Plus fund with effect from 1 June, while Leon Howard-Spink will focus solely on managing pan-European portfolios.
bfinance – Chris Jones, managing director and head of alternatives and public markets, will take on the role of head of the London office, while Pal Sarai, senior director of UK markets, will assume additional responsibility for leading the UK and Ireland client coverage team. Derek Williams, managing director of private markets, has also been promoted to head of private markets.
Artemis – Another five members of Threadneedle’s North American equities team have joined Artemis: fund manager William Warren and analysts Olivia Miller, Chris Kent, Nafis Chowdhury and Paul Gannon. Cormac Weldon and Stephen Moore joined Artemis from the same team in January.
Aviva Investors – Katherine Wade has joined the equity investment team from Citigroup, where she was an equity sales generalist. Before then, she held sales and research roles at NatWest Securities and Bankers Trust.
Baring Asset Management – Jean-Louis Scandella has been appointed head of equities. He joins from French equity boutique Comgest, where he was part of their leadership team.