GLOBAL - Credit Suisse, HSBC, Watson Wyatt, NAPF, PPF, Investec, Henderson, Aon, Fidelity, Pimco, bfinance, Euroclear, CFA Institute, Nordea.

Credit Suisse - Amsterdam-based Robert Koopdonk has left BlackRock to join Credit Suisse as head of institutional clients for Benelux. Credit Suisse recently expanded its presence in the Benelux with the appointment of five new employees.

HSBC Investments - Caroline Brousse has been promoted to the new position of chief executive officer (CEO) of HSBC Investments, Europe. She is currently CEO of HSBC Investments, Continental Europe (excluding Germany and CEE), based in Paris.

Watson Wyatt - John Ball and David Cross were promoted to two new management roles within the UK benefits practice. Ball is now head of UK and Ireland defined benefit consulting, while Cross is head of benefits general consulting.

The National Association of Pension Funds - David McCourt, former head of pensions at the University of Manchester and assistant pensions manager at National Grid, has been appointed as investment and governance policy adviser.

The Pension Protection Fund - Peter Walker, chief operating officer, has been promoted to director of the newly-formed delivery directorate.

Investec Asset Management - David Aird, currently managing director of the retail business, is set to lead the distribution for company's UK and Irish businesses. The move follows a restructure in the management of Investec's UK arm.

Henderson - From early next week, Stephen Thariyan starts as head of credit. He will be London based and joins from Rogge Global Partners. Henderson has also appointed Leigh Talbot as credit analyst and Colin Fleury as an ABS portfolio manager within the fixed income team.

Aon - The consultancy firm has made several appointments to its London, Leeds and Edinburgh offices. Andrew Firth, principal investment consultant joining from BNP Paribas, Brian McCauley, senior investment consultant from Blackrock, and Kevin Wade, a senior investment analyst formerly with Hewitt, start at the London branch. Craig Nowrie is a senior investment analyst in Leeds from HSBC. Investment consultant Julie Macdonald, joining from Schroders, and three senior investment analysts, Hyman Robertson's Andy Ashworth, DTZ's Calum MacKenzie and BGI's Donald Forbes start in Edinburgh.

Fidelity - Jürg Ryffel has been appointed to the new position of head of institutional business in Switzerland. Raoul van der Lugt held the position before, but left Fidelity about a year ago. Joining from Julius Baer, Ryffel is based in Zurich.

Bfinance - Four new people have joined the firm's business development team - Francis Dubois, Rupert de Laszlo, Ottavia Sebastiani and Peter Wright. Barclay's Dubois joins the Paris office as senior director in a business development role covering large French corporates. De Lazslo, joining from Bluebay Capital, will be responsible for initiating bfinance's activities in the Middle East. Sebastiani started in the UK as relationship manager covering UK and Italian business development. Wright, joining from Canadian fund manager Fiera YMG Capital, has started in the Canadian practice as director of business development.

Pimco - Nicholas Pont joins the European institutional remarketing group from Augustus Asset Managers as senior marketing associate.

Euroclear - The provider of domestic and cross-border settlement services for bond, equity and fund transactions has promoted Wim Claeys to executive director and become a member of the management committee. Robert Urtheil, until now with Oliver Wyman consultancy, will succeed Claeys as managing director, while replacing Anso Thiré as head of corporate strategy & public. Thiré will head of the new global capital markets division on November 15.

CFA Institute - Edison Investment Research's Charles Cronin will head the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity, Europe Middle East and Africa region (EMEA), based in London. CFA Institute is the global membership association that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement curriculum and exam programs.

Nordea - Eva-Lotta Rosenqvist has been promoted to group chief audit executive of the Scandinavian bank. She will assume her new position in November.