GLOBAL - Barclays UK Pension Fund, Newcape Capital Group, Northern Trust. Aviva Investors, Newton Investment Management, LVAM, Mercer, LaSalle IM, SEB, WL Ross & Co

Barclays UK Pension Fund - Andre Konstantinow has been appointed to a newly-created role as head of manager selection. He joins from Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where he was a senior investment manager responsible for European and emerging markets hedge fund managers, strategies and research.

Newcape Capital Group - Paul Molere has been appointed as a board director and head of European institutions at the investment boutique. He was previously head of institutional business at Credit Agricole Asset Management in Paris, with overall responsibility for all French pension fund business.

Northern Trust - Teresa Parker is to become chief executive of the Asia Pacific businesses, replacing Gregg D. Behrens, who will retire on 30 November.  She is moving from the London office where she was executive vice president and head of client servicing for EMEA.

Aviva Investors - John Wood has been named as a senior fund manager for the firm's UK equities fund. Previously at Artemis Asset Management as senior UK fund manager, he will report to David Lis, head of UK equities.

Newton Investment Management - Scott Freedman is joining the fixed income team as a credit analyst, focusing primarily on investment grade non-financial companies. He was previously a high-yield investment analyst at Standard Asset Management.

LVAM - Four new signings have been made to the UK equity team from Credit Suisse Asset Management. Graham Ashby, previously managing director and head of UK retail equities at CSAM, is now head of UK equities and will be accompanied by Michael Crawford, Marcus Chandler and Mira Bhogaita who all worked on the wider equities market.

Mercer - Two new appointments have been made to the outsourcing business. Wendy Fleet is a senior client relationship manager, based in Croydon, and will be responsible to managing clients in the South East of England. She was previously head of client management at You at Work Limited. Richard Hilton has been appointed head of sales. He was previously national accounts sales manager at ADP UK

LaSalle Investment Management -  Chief executive Jeff Jacobson will relocate to its Asia headquarters in Singapore on 1 January 2010.

SEB - Peter Kubicki has been appointed head of SEB in Luxembourg, succeeding Lars Friberg from 1 September. He was head of trading and capital markets in SEB Enskilda Equities in Copenhagen. Frederick Johansson has been named as head of SEB New York, having served as head of venture capital in Stockholm.

WL Ross & Co - James Lockhart III, director, chief executive and chairman of the oversight board of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) - the regulator of Fannie Mae and other US home loan banks - will join in September as vice chairman of Invesco's distressed investment affiliate.

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