Russell Investments, Fidante Partners Europe, Eaton Vance Management International, Nuveen Investments, Northern Trust Asset Management, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Vontobel Asset Management, Amundi, Sberbank CIB, AXA Investment Managers, Capital Group, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, Loomis Sayles Investments

Russell InvestmentsJim Leggate has been appointed head of UK institutional. He has more than 25 years’ experience working in a number of roles at sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and private banks. He joined Russell in the summer of 2011 and helped found its Dubai office later that year. Before joining Russell, he was executive director and head of asset owners and investment consulting at MSCI.

Fidante Partners Europe – The alternatives investment manager has opened an office in Stockholm, and Christian Andersson has been appointed to lead Fidante’s growth in the region. Andersson has 17 years’ experience of providing strategic investment and risk solutions to Nordic pension funds and life insurance companies at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and SEB Merchant Banking in London.

Eaton Vance Management InternationalTjalling Halbertsma has been appointed managing director, overseeing existing and new business development across the EMEA, Asia including Japan, Latin America and Australia. He joins from Nuveen Investments in London, where he served most recently as head of EMEA. Before then, he worked at MAN Group, Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank.  

Northern Trust Asset ManagementJulia Kochetygova has been appointed as an ESG research analyst. Based in London, she joins from S&P Dow Jones Indices, where she was head of sustainability indices.

Vontobel Asset ManagementAdrian Bender has been appointed as a portfolio adviser in Vontobel’s fixed income boutique, while Sergey Goncharov has been appointed as a credit analyst. Bender joins from Amundi in London, where he was head of product specialists. Goncharov joins from Sberbank CIB in Moscow, where he worked as a senior credit analyst.

AXA Investment ManagersJean-Christophe Ménioux has been appointed as general secretary and CFO. He joins from AXA Group, where he was most recently responsible for the Life & Savings business line. He is to replace Elie Harari, who joins AXA Partners as CFO.

Capital GroupEmma Friend has been appointed as senior manager for institutional marketing. Based in London, she joins from Lombard Odier Investment Managers, where she was head of content marketing. Before then, she spent six years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. 

Loomis Sayles InvestmentsAlex Thompson has been appointed to the newly created role of product specialist. He joins from Mercer, where he led the European fixed income manager research team. Before then, he was a manager researcher at Aon Consulting.