Towers Watson, New Zealand Superannuation Fund, PwC, Towers Watson Netherlands, Mercer, Deloitte, Schroders, Cardano, Baring Asset Management, Roubini Global Economics, Lombard Risk Management, European Actuarial & Consulting Services, Tages Capital, EUROSIF, F&C Asset Management, Xafinity, Hymans Robertson, Sackers, Pinsent Masons

Towers WatsonTim Mitchell and Ed Wilson have joined the consultancy as part of an expansion of its design consulting for asset owners and investment advice to institutional asset owners. Mitchell joins from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, where he most recently served as a senior adviser for strategic projects and general manager of corporate strategy. Before then, he was a principal adviser for Crown financial policy to the New Zealand Treasury and CIO at Colonial First State in New Zealand. Wilson joins from PwC, where he was a director. Before then, he was head of investment research at HSBC Actuaries and Consultants.

Towers Watson NetherlandsMichel Kuiters has started as senior investment consultant at Towers Watson, where he will focus on asset-liability management and risk management – including hedging strategies through derivatives and physical investments – for institutional investors. He joins from Cardano, where worked as a strategic risk manager.

MercerWayne Davidson has been appointed senior consultant in the Investment business. He joins from Deloitte, where he worked for nine years, most recently leading its London investment consulting business. At Mercer, he will head up a team of 20 analysts.

SchrodersMike Kleyn has joined the Advanced Beta team. He previously worked at Diamond Lightsource Synchrotron as a scientific software developer and has 15 years of experience in developing and researching systematic fixed income strategies at ABN Amro and BlackRock. Duncan Shand will also join the Advanced Beta team. He joined Schroders as a senior adviser on a consultancy basis in September 2014 from Warwick Business School, where he was a professor of Practice. Prior to joining Schroders, he spent 14 years at BlackRock.

Baring Asset ManagementDavid Nowakowski has been appointed director of fixed income research. He joins from Roubini Global Economics, where he was senior director of research. Before then, he was a strategist and portfolio manager at Atlas Capital.

Lombard Risk ManagementAlastair Brown has been appointed chief executive. He joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where he worked in a variety of technology leadership roles in Global Banking and Markets, CIO of International Banking and most recently as head of eChannels, Global Transaction Services.

European Actuarial & Consulting ServicesColin Mayger, a partner at Barnett Waddingham, has been appointed chairman. Mayger takes over the two-year-long posting from outgoing chairman Roel Nass, a partner at Dutch actuarial and pensions consultancy LNBB.

Tages CapitalEd Morse has been appointed as sales director with responsibility for sales and marketing for the UK and Northern Europe. He joins from F&C Asset Management, where he was co-head of investment trusts. Before then, he was sales director at Thames River Capital.

EUROSIFFlavia Micilotta has been appointed executive director. She joins from the Brussels-based Foreign Trade Association, the umbrella organisation that promotes social compliance (BSCI) and environmental performance management (BEPI), where she worked as a sustainability consultant. 

XafinityNigel Heaton has been appointed as a sales director. He joins from Hymans Robertson, where he was a senior consultant. Before then, he served as a sales manager at RPMI.

SackersAlasdair Blackshaw has been appointed to the Pensions & Investment Litigation team as an associate. He joins from Pinsent Masons, where he undertook his training contract and qualified in 2015.