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SampensionTheis Nygaard has been hired by the Danish labour-market pension fund to boost its direct lending capacity. He joins from banking group Nordea

National Grid UK Pension SchemeRob Schreur, currently CIO of Philips Pensioenfonds in the Netherlands, has been named chief executive of the UK electricity network’s pension fund. He succeeds Paul Sharman, who left the National Grid fund earlier this year.

Now PensionsAdrian Boulding, outgoing pensions strategy director at Legal & General, has been named Now’s inaugural director of policy. Boulding will balance the role with his position as policy strategy director at the Tax-Incentivised Savings Association, spending one day a week at the pension provider.

Aberdeen Asset ManagementGregg McClymont has joined as head of retirement savings. McClymont was Labour’s shadow pensions minister for four years but lost his seat of Cumbernauld in the 2015 general election. Prior to being elected as an MP in 2010, he was a fellow at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

BlueBay Asset ManagementAndrew Farrell has been named institutional portfolio manager for the investment-grade fixed income team. He joins from Investec Asset Management, where he was institutional client director and fixed income portfolio manager.

Fulcrum Asset ManagementFiona Boal and Matthieu Walterspiler have joined the company’s investment team. Boal, who previously worked as associate director for commodities at Hermes Investment Management, has been named director of commodity research, while Walterspiler has been named director of equity research. He joins from Goldman Sachs, where he was executive director of European portfolio strategy.

KAS BankPat Sharman has joined the Dutch bank’s UK pension business as director of pensions. Sharman previously was head of sales and relationship management for European pension funds at HSBC Securities Services, having joined the Midland Bank in 1985 before its takeover by HSBC.

Towers WatsonHelena Mules has joined the consultancy’s pensions covenant consultancy team. Mules joins from BDO, where she spent 10 years in business restructuring and its pensions advisory practice.