GLOBAL - Swiss social ministry, BT Group, Achmea Pensioenen, Mahex Pensioenfonds, British Airways Pensions, MFS Investment Management, Fidessa, Henderson Global Investors, Mercer, Alico, Zurich Financial Services Group, Aviva Investors, Lane Clark & Peacock, Invesco Perpetual, Bfinance, Skandia, Carbon Rating Agency
Swiss social ministry - Anton Streit will be retiring from his position as head of the pension department in the Swiss social ministry BSV. From July 1 he will be succeeded by Martin Kaiser, currently head of international affairs at the BSV, who in turn will be succeeded by Colette Nova, secretary general of the Swiss union federation SGB. Streit will stay on at the pension department in the BSV as temporary advisor.
BT Group - Chief pensions officer Colin Hartridge-Price has retired.
Achmea Pensioenen - European pensions development adviser Lex Bolwerk has retired.
Mahex Pensioenfonds - Lucien Mettrop has retired.
British Airways Pensions - Managing director John Birch has retired.
MFS Investment Management - Per Kunow has joined as managing director for Nordic institutional sales. Per was responsible for Nordic business development at Man Investments and Wellington.
Fidessa - Dan Smalley has been appointed as head of enterprise business development at Fidessa in the US. Smalley has held a variety of senior management positions at Fidessa driving new business growth in EMEA and the extensive product expansion into derivatives.
Henderson Global Investors - Joost Wijstma has been appointed as director of institutional business for Benelux. Previously, he led the Dutch sales team at Franklin Templeton Investments.
Mercer - Will Oulton is to join in May as European head of responsible investment within its investment consulting business in London. His previous position was director of responsible investment at FTSE Group. Lars “Jimmie” Asplund has also joined as global director of analytics, research and tools. Previously, Asplund was with Morningstar where he played a major role in building their European business in 10 countries.
Alico - Mike Kirsch has become chief executive officer at Alico UK & Ireland. Kirsch was most recently chief executive officer at AWD Group. The new appointment will see Kirsch report directly into Alico’s chief executive officer for Western Europe, Marc Sevestre.
Zurich Financial Services Group - Urban Angehrn has joined as head of investment strategy implementation. He replaces Cecilia Reyes, who has been appointed chief investment officer and member of the group executive committee. Angehrn joined Zurich in 2007 as regional investment manager for Europe.
Aviva Investors - Ted Potter has been appointed for a newly created role of managing director, business development, Europe. Potter joins from Pinebridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments) where he was responsible for leading the firm’s European business development effort.
Lane Clark & Peacock - Five LCP employees have been promoted to partner: Ben Adams, Rob Guthrie, Paul Marsland, Richard Mills and Tim Marklew.
Invesco Perpetual - Nick Mustoe has been appointed as chief investment officer, starting on 7 June 2010 and will work closely with Invesco Perpetual’s current CIO Bob Yerbury to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. Mustoe has previously worked as CIO for Pictet Asset Management and Hermes Pensions Management, respectively.
Bfinance - Vikram Aggarwal has become senior associate in Bfinance’s investment consulting research team. Aggarwal will be responsible for conducting and overseeing searches in real estate and infrastructure. He previously worked in the real estate and infrastructure private equity arm of HSBC.
Skandia - Peter Mann has been appointed chief executive officer at Skandia’s UK business with effect from 1 May 2010. The appointment follows the decision by Nick Poyntz-Wright to leave the firm. Mann is currently chief development officer at Skandia UK.
Carbon Rating Agency - Amul Gogna has joined as global strategic adviser. He was previously managing director at IDEAcarbon’s ratings business in London.