GLOBAL - Mercer, ABN Amro AM, Invesco, Henderson, Santander AM, BGI, F&C, KAS Bank, ING Real Estate, oekom research.

Mercer Human Resource Consulting has appointed Watson Wyatt's Simon Hall as an associate within its retirement business. Based in Belfast, he will be working as an actuary in the consulting team.
Raphael Kassin, head ABN Amro Asset Management's global emerging markets debt portfolio has joined Credit Suisse Asset Management as head of emerging markets fixed income.

Invesco, which recently lost 16 staff to Deutsche Asset Management, is looking for a new portfolio manager following Mark Landau's departure. Landau, an investment manager in Invesco's small companies team, plans to set up his own boutique fund manager.

Henderson Global Investors is looking for a new head of credit following Gareth Quantrill's move to Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), to head their bond product business.

Santander Asset Management UK has made five appointments. They are: Richard Moore (from Old Mutual Asset Managers), Hak Salih (M&G Investment Management), Peter McLoughlin (Insight Investment Management), Stephen Payne (Corporate Synergy) and Fernando Gasca (Santander Asset Management Spain).

Amsterdam-based Sjef Pieters, responsible for intermediated products and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), has left. BGI's Amsterdam-based press contact Gerard van Leusden has taken over, the firm announced today. The company declined to comment which firm Pieters has joined.

F&C Asset Management has appointed McKinsey & Co.'s Allegra van Hövell to the newly created role of head of product management. She will also join F&C's Management Committee, the company said.

Dutch KAS Bank's London-based UK Financial Institutions team has appointed Ryan Schnell as relationship manager. Schnell, previously at ANZ Group Ltd, started on April 2.

Elliot Caldwell, until now Head of Retail Investor Products at ING Real Estate Investment Management UK, will become chief executive of Colliers Capital UK, the new fund management business of property consultants Colliers CRE.

Paolo Crozzoli joins Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) as head of sales for Milan-based SGSS Investor Services. Crozzoli previously worked as vice president, sales & marketing at State Street Bank in Luxembourg and Italy.

Munich Re's Rolf Häßler has been appointed director for business development at German rating agency oekom research.