Neuberger Berman, Invesco, Momentum Investment Solutions & Consulting, Mercer Investments, Eastspring Investment, AXA Investment Managers Real Assets, SSN Group, MSCI, Morgan Stanley, PwC, KPMG, ResponsAbility Investments

Neuberger BermanChristian Puschmann has been appointed head of client group for Germany and Austria, with a particular focus on the institutional client base in the region. The move follows the recent addition of Javier Nunez de Villavicencio to lead business activities in Spain and Portugal, as well as the appointment of Jonathan Geoghegan to the UK Financial Institutions and Intermediaries client group. Puschmann joins from Invesco in Frankfurt, where he was deputy head of institutional sales. He has also served as chairman of the Investment Consultants Working Group and vice-chairman of the Pension Business Committee at the German Asset Management Association (BVI).

Momentum Investment Solutions & Consulting – The consulting arm of Momentum UK has made three hires. Reena Thakkar, Marc Devereux and Raj Goswami, all formerly principal consultants at Mercer Investments, will join Richard Cooper later this year to help grow the investment consulting business in the UK. All three hires will be responsible for providing advice to institutional investors across the full investment consulting spectrum.

Eastspring Investments – The Asian investment arm of Prudential has made four additions to its equity team. Bonnie Chan has been appointed as a portfolio manager for the Asian Infrastructure Fund, joining from Jefferies, where she was a senior analyst for transportation and infrastructure. Mandeep Sachdeva has been appointed as a manager in the Global Emerging Markets (Asia) focus team, joining from Fidelity in London. Arthur Kadish has been appointed as a portfolio manager in the equity team, joining from Primrose Capital Management, where he was an Asian equity analyst, while Shea Pei Shee has been appointed as a portfolio manager, joining from Leedon Capital Group, she was an investment director.

AXA Investment Managers Real AssetsChristian Heyn has been appointed head of development for Germany and Austria. He joins from SSN Group, a Swiss commercial property developer, where he was managing director. Prior to that, he worked for DIL, a Deutsche Bank subsidiary, as managing director, and before that for Viterra Development, a former E.ON subsidiary, as local head of development in the North-Rhine-Westphalia state.

MSCIAlvise Munari has been appointed managing director and head of client coverage for the EMEA region. He joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was global head of equity derivatives sales and financial engineering.

PwCLeo Ring and Hannah Carter have been appointed to the pensions and investment consulting team. Ring joins PwC as a director from KPMG’s pensions actuarial team, having started his career at Towers Watson, while Hannah Carter joins from Aon Hewitt.

ResponsAbility Investments – The Swiss asset manager has appointed Rochus Mommartz, a long-standing member of the management board, as chief executive. He is to succeed company co-founder Klaus Tischhauser, who plans to step down at the end of this year. Mommartz first joined ResponsAbility in 2003.