Wednesday people roundup
GLOBAL - ABP, Russell, BGI, BNP Paribas, Paternoster, Standard Life, Watson Wyatt, Henderson, Robeco, Orbit.
ABP - Anna Pot has been named senior sustainability specialist at ABP Investments in Amsterdam. She started on February 1. Pot previously worked as a co-ordinator of economic relations within the business and human rights programme at Amnesty International.
Russell Investments - Peter Gunning has been promoted to succeed Tom Hanly as global chief investment officer (CIO) and managing director of multi-manager investments, effective mid- February. He was previously CIO for the Asia-Pacific region. Hanly will move into the role of chief operating officer.
Barclays Global Investors - Götz Kirchhoff (pictured), chief executive of the German branch, and Gerhard Weisbrich, chief operating officer, will both leave BGI Deutschland at the end of March. Dirk Klee, Allianz Global Investors Germany's head of distribution channels since April 2007, will take over from Kirchhoff. It is unclear who will replace Weisbrich.
BNP Paribas - Guillaume Amblard has been promoted to global head of fixed income trading and quantitative research, based in London. The post was previously held by Fred Janbon, global head of fixed income. In addition to his current role, Amblard will take on additional responsibility for the structured credit, credit arbitrage and flow credit trading teams, as well as BNP Paribas' quantitative research group.
Paternoster - Chris Baker, previously adviser to the £1.25bn BAE Systems pension fund, has joined the London-based pension buyout firm as investment director.
Standard Life Investments - David Millar has been appointed investment director, multi-asset investing. Millar was previously head of bond strategy and chair of The Bond Policy Group at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP).
Watson Wyatt - Mercer's Jonathan Fish has been appointed as a senior investment consultant and Julie Smith, from Coal Pension Trustees, as an investment consultant at its Leeds office.
Henderson Global Investors - Frankie Lee has been promoted to co-manage the Henderson Horizon Asia-Pacific property equities fund. Based in Singapore, he will report to Patrick Sumner, head of property equities.
Robeco - The Central Bank of Bahrain has approved Douglas Hansen-Luke as its new chief executive officer for the Middle East. Hansen-Luke previously worked in senior positions for ABN AMRO Asset Management in Asia, Europe and Saudi Arabia.
Orbit Benefits - Richard Phillips has joined the UK-based online employee benefits consultant in the newly-created position of international benefits director. He was most recently international sales manager at Aegon Pension Network. David Kasamaki has joined as sales and marketing director, from Origen, which is part of Aegon.
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