Global - Hansa, Henderson, Hymans Robertson, Fitch, Oppenheim Asset Management, Axa & Winterthur, Buck, HDG Mansur.

Hansa Investment Funds - Massimiliano Guttadauro, from Banesto Bolsa in Madrid, has relocated to Estonia to become Hansa's new head of equity research. This role was previously one of the responsibilities of Mihkel Õim, who resigned as chief executive last year.

Henderson Global Investors - Mike Sales has been promoted to head of property investment at Henderson Global Investors' property arm. He will take over from Patrick Bushnell, who leaves in March. Bushnell will continue to be a non-executive director of the Henderson management companies in Jersey.

Hymans Robertson - Scott Donaldson, a senior investment consultant, actuaries Chris Hurry and John Wright, clients and marketing director Terri Lucas, and HR director Gill Tait have all been named partner. Hymans Robertson now has 43 partners based in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Fitch - Aymeric Poizot is the new head of the EMEA fund and asset management group, based in Paris. He worked within the group as lead analyst for fund and manager ratings in Europe, Middle-East and Asia.

Oppenheim Asset Management Services - Andreas Schmidt-von Rhein has been promoted at the Luxembourg-based firm to lead performance and risk analysis, risk/outsourcing and funds controlling for all areas of asset management, within the fund administration team.

Friends Provident - Trevor Matthews has resigned as chief executive of Standard Life Assurance's UK business to become chief executive of Friends Provident. Sandy Crombie, group CEO, will take over as chief executive over the UK operation in the interim. Matthews' move is a replacement for Philip Moore, who announced in November he was stepping down as ceo of Friends Provident.

Axa & Winterthur Wealth Management - David Thompson, former managing director of Winterthur, Nick Elphick, previously managing director of Axa Wealth Management, and Tom Wilkinson, previously head of strategy at Winterthur, have been promoted following a review of the current business model. Thompson is now managing director, sales and marketing, Axa & Winterthur Wealth Management. Elphick has been given the newly-created role of chief operating officer, and Wilkinson is appointed director of strategy and proposition. Ian Colquhoun was recently appointed as MD of the new investment company and the role of wealth protection director is due to be filled shortly.

Buck Consultants - Mercer's Mark Mayhew has joined Buck as principal and sales consultant. He will be based at Buck's UK head office in London.

HDG Mansur Investment Services - Daniel Cooper has been appointed fund manager and managing director at the American real estate investment firm. He will be responsible for leading the HSBC Amanah Global Properties Income Fund. Previously, Cooper worked for Principal Global Investors/Principal Real Estate Investors.


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