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GLOBAL - Fortis, Hewitt, Robeco, Investment Solution, Mercer, Higham Dunnett Shaw, SWIP, NBIM.

Fortis Investments - Charles Janssen, moving from Barclays Capital in London to Amsterdam, has been appointed as head of institutional sales for the Netherlands and the UK. Earlier this week, the company also announced it has poached IKANO Fund Management's Peter Branner as its new chief investment officer for multi management. Branner will work in London, Amsterdam and Luxembourg.

Hewitt Associates - Yves Josseaume, previously director at HSBC's pension solution group, joined the human resources company's UK Investment consulting team last week as senior investment consultant.

Robeco Asset Management - Rotterdam-based Thierry Post yesterday replaced Peter Ferket as head of the Rabobank subsidiary's quantitative strategies team, which provides strategies for Robeco's investment departments but does not invest itself. Post, a professor of finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam, will also coordinate quantitative research within the Robeco Group and monitor its quality. Ferket has been appointed as head of research and business development at the firm.

Investment Solutions - The multi-manager specialist, part of the Alexander Forbes Group, has appointed three new investment professionals to its London office. Hemal Naran joins from HSBC Actuaries and Consultants and his new role encompasses various aspects of investment research with specific focus on alternative investing. Greg Croall, relocating from the company's South African office, and Ciaran Mulligan, from Lane Clark and Peacock, both join as research analysts.

Mercer - Higham Dunnett Shaw's Philip Bretnall has joined the consultancy firm as head of business performance improvement within the human resources services business. London-based Bretnall will focus "on managing change and development programmes across Mercer's UK benefits outsourcing business," Mercer said.

Higham Dunnett Shaw - In the meantime, the London-based life and pensions consultancy and outsourcing business is recruiting actuaries. HDS wants to double the size of its actuarial team over the next three months "In order to meet client demand for services." The company says its actuarial team delivers actuarial services to support more than 70 discontinued schemes, representing over 25.000 members.

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership - James Clunie has been appointed as investment director at the fund manager's UK equity team to develop SWIP's short-selling abilities. Clunie previously worked as a senior lecturer in finance at the University of Edinburgh and was head of global equities at Aberdeen Asset Management.

Norges Bank Investment Management - The fund manager of the giant Norwegian Government Pension Fund-Global (previously the Government Petroleum Fund) is seeking to appoint a senior accountant to its Oslo office.

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