GLOBAL - AP Pension, Mercer, Societe Generale, Williams de Broë, Fidelity International, Gartmore, T Rowe Price
AP Pension - Søren Dal Thomsen has taken the reins as managing director at Danish commercial pension provider AP Pension. The company's previous MD, Hans Boye Clausen, retired at the end of October. Dal Thomsen joined AP Pension in 2001 as head of investments, moving to Sampension in 2004 to perform the same role there for two years. Since 2006, he has been a director at AP Pension.
Mercer - Paul Enderby has rejoined the consultancy's retirement, risk and finance business as a senior consultant and leader for defined contribution (DC) pensions for the Windsor and Birmingham offices. He will be responsible for providing specialist advice and client management across all types of DC plans. He joins from Towers Watson, where he was a senior consultant in the Bristol DC consulting unit. He has also worked at Friends Provident, CE Heath and Grant Thorton.
Societe Generale - Laurent Joly has been appointed global head of wealth planning, fiduciary services and life insurance at Societe Generale Private Banking. Joly, who will be based at the private bank's head office in Paris, replaces Olivier Gougeon, who was recently appointed chief executive of Societe Generale Private Banking for South Asia. Meanwhile, Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Guillaume Heraud as head of clearing services, while Jeanne Duvoux has been appointed deputy chief executive of Societe Generale Securities Services S.p.A. and legal representative for SGSS in Italy.
Williams de Broë - Dougal Fraser has joined the company as an investment director and member of the executive committee. Dougal has more than 23 years' experience managing private client assets and will join Williams de Broë from BNP Paribas Wealth Management, where he was an investment director and member of the management committee since 2005. Fraser started his career in 1987 with Greig Middleton & Co, where he worked until 1991, when he joined Matheson Securities, which merged with Prudential Bache in 1991, Fortis Private Banking in 2005 and BNP Paribas Wealth Management in 2009.
Fidelity International - Dominic Rossi is set to join Fidelity as global chief investment officer of equities, subject to approval by the UK Financial Services Authority. Rossi joins from Gartmore Investment Management, where he was chief investment officer and director. Before joining Gartmore, he spent more than 10 years at Threadneedle Asset Management, where he was responsible for Latin American and then global and international equities, before becoming head of equities.
Gartmore - Roger Guy, manager of Gartmore's £3.5bn (€4.1bn) European Large Cap team, has decided to retire after 17 years at the asset manager. Shares in the company fell by as much as 20% on Monday with the news of his departure, set for some time early next year. Jeffrey Meyer, chief executive, confirmed he was looking into the possibility of selling or merging the company.
T Rowe Price - Andrew Skeat has joined T Rowe Price Global Investment Services as a vice-president and client service executive. Skeat will cover institutional clients in the UK and Ireland, reporting to Andrew Marks, head of business development and client service for the region. He joins from Capital International. Before then, he served as a client servicing team leader at Schroder Investment Management.