GLOBAL - BlackRock, Aberdeen Asset Management Life and Pensions, AMP Capital, BNP Paribas Securities Services, KPMG, SL Capital Partners, State Street, Threadneedle.

BlackRock - Gary Smith is to join as head of pensions administration services, a newly created role that will see him oversee the development of the company's DC administration offerings. Smith joins from Towers Watson and has worked for Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow, as well as Schroders in the past. At BlackRock, he will report to Ed Hart, global head of client operations.

Aberdeen Asset Manangement Life & Pensions - Helen Webster has been appointed chief operating officer, working on both strategic development of business within the Aberdeen Group as well as being charged with the operations at the asset manager. Webster has in the past worked at Scottish Equitable, as well as Aegon where she qualified as an actuary.

AMP Capital
- Following the announcement that Phil Garling is to retire, Scott Davies has been announced as new global head of infrastructure, starting next month. Davies has more than two decades of experience in finance, with 15 in the infrastructure field. In the past, he was chief executive of Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group, as well as holding positions at Macquarie Group, Hambros Bank and Minter Ellison.

BNP Paribas Securities Services
- Eric Pouwels has been appointed head of client development in charge of the Netherlands. Joining from Northern Trust after six years at the company, he will report to Gerald Noltsch, head of Germany, northern Europe, CEE and CIS.

KPMG - David O'Hara joins from Hymans Robertson as principal investment consultant for the newly established Scottish investment advisory team. In his new role, he will work closely with Donald Fleming, who heads up the company's Scottish pension team.

SL Capital Partners - The private equity fund-of-fund manager has announced the promotion of Graeme Dunbar to investment director, in charge of primary fund investments and direct co-investments, with a particular focus on the Nordic region. Dunbar has been with SL Capital for three years and prior to joining worked at KPMG both in the UK and Australia.

State Street - Isabelle Brancart joins as head of sales and relationship management for Switzerland. She joins from Deutsche Bank, where she oversaw securities services sales for western Europe.

Threadneedle - Georgina Hellyer and Ilan Furman join as analyst for global emerging markets and analyst for Latin American markets respectively. Hellyer previously worked at Aviva Investors and joined the company as a graduate trainee in 2006, while Furman joins from Pictet Asset Management where he was part of the firm's emerging markets equities team. He previously worked at Deloitte.