GLOBAL - PPF, JP Morgan Chase, SFMS, Pimco, FairPensions, AIG Investments, LCP, Mercer, Hewitt, Watson Wyatt, Optimal, LGV Capital, SSgA, Denominor, The Pensions Trust, Hymans Robertson.

Pension Protection Fund - Ian McKinlay of PricewaterhouseCoopers was appointed as PPF's interim head of investment. He will be accompanied by investment consultant Steven Catchpole, also from PricewaterhouseCoopers, who will take on the full-time role of interim investment risk and performance manager,

JP Morgan Chase Bank - Christophe Tamet has left as head of credit in the chief investment office to join the fixed income team at Legal & General Investment Management in the same position.

Swiss Financial Market Services - Heinrich Henckel, chief executive of the cash markets division and member of the group executive board will step down from his post at the end of July for personal reasons.

Pimco - Rick Ford has left Morgan Stanley Investment Management to join the European credit business as senior credit portfolio manager, based in London.

FairPensions - Catherine Howarth, presently director of West London Citizens, is to become the chief executive of FairPensions, the campaign for Responsible Investment in London on July 28. She will replace Alex van der Velden who is now head of sustainable Investment Strategies at the Dutch pension fund PGGM.

AIG Investments - Seizert Capital Partners' Kevin Sullivan, Commonfund's Jackie Carr, and  DWS Investments' Harald Steinbichler have joined the global business development team. Sullivan has started as vice president covering US public funds, based in New York. Carr has also joined the New York office as a vice president of consultant relations. And Steinbichler joined the Vienna office as vice president of business development.

Lane Clark & Peacock - Clay Lambiotte has been promoted to partner within the investment consulting team.

Mercer - Chris Sheasby, from Hymans Robertson, was hired as senior associate in the retirement business. Based in London, he will provide actuarial advice to a portfolio of pension schemes as well as advising on M&A issues. Christopher Johnson, previously at the Cabinet Office, has been appointed as a client manager at Mercer, where he will be responsible for managing a portfolio of multinational clients. Gabriella Franco has left Towers Perrin to join as a principal in the Mercer's international team, focusing on Southern Europe and Italy.

Hewitt - Neil Smith has rejoined the UK investment consulting team from KPMG.

Watson Wyatt - Adam Stevenson joins as a senior DC consultant after nine years at Hewitt Associates. Amy Bell joins as a DC consultant from Fidelity Investments, where she was a DC relationship director for five years. Both are in the Reigate office.

Optimal Investment Services - The Geneva-based Gilles Prince was promoted to chief risk officer to Santander's wholly-owned fund of funds subsidiary.

LGV Capital - Ivan Heywood has been promoted to succeed Adrian Johnson as chief executive of the London-based private equity firm.

State Street Global Advisors - David Evans has left the West Midlands pension fund to join SSgA's index equity investment team as a portfolio manager in London. Moira Gorman joins the client relationship management team as an account director responsible for managing SSgA's relationships with its asset-owner clients, with a focus on local authorities. She joins from Morley Fund Management. Credit Agricole's Carina Wihlstorp will be responsible for managing SSgA's relationship with its asset-gatherer client base.

Denominor - Otto Linker has been appointed director of the Dutch office of Denominor. He will further develop the corporate finance activities for the organisation, replacing Paul Frentrop, who was appointed head of corporate governance at APG last year.

The Pensions Trust - Catherine Howarth, senior living wage campaigns organiser for London Citizens, and Kevin McNerney, senior legal officer (employment law) with the Royal College of Nursing and a trustee of the Staff Pension Scheme until its transfer to The Pensions Trust, have joined the Pensions Trust as member-nominated directors to the board. There were no new candidates for the employer-nominated director vacancies so John Alleston and Richard Marshall have agreed to be appointed for a final year to fill the casual vacancies.

Hymans Robertson - Scandia's Nigel Hopwood was appointed head of e-business, a new role in which developing services via web-related technology.