GLOBAL - Affiliated Managers, Inalytics, EFAMA, NEST, NAPF, Pensions Management Institute, Towers Watson, Pitmans, Aon Hewitt, Arithmetica, SWIP
Affiliated Managers Group - Andrew Dyson has joined the asset management company in the newly created position of executive vice-president and head of global distribution. He joins from BlackRock, where he most recently served as head of the global institutional client business, following the merger of BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors. Before then, he held a number of senior positions at BlackRock and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.
Inalytics - Martin Jack has been appointed director at Inalytics, joining from Northern Trust Global Advisors, where he was managing director. Before then, he spent nearly three decades with IBM, where he held a variety of senior financial management positions before being appointed director of Retirement Funds EMEA. In his new role, he will be analysing the skills of fiduciary managers and the strategic advice given to pension funds.
EFAMA - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has elected Claude Kremer as president for a two-year term. Kremer has already served as vice-president and will succeed Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, who served for two years. Kremer was chairman of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) for four years and has acted as a non-executive board member for a number of Luxembourg funds and listed companies. EFAMA has also appointed two vice-presidents, Christian Dargnat and Massimo Tosato.
NEST - Iraj Amiri, Sharon Darcy and Nigel Stanley have been appointed trustees at NEST Corporation, the trustee body responsible for running the UK National Employment Savings Trust (NEST). They will join existing chair Lawrence Churchill and the six trustee members appointed last year: Tom Boardman, Laurie Edmans, Paul Hewitt, Chris Hitchen, Julius Pursaill and Sue Slipman.
NAPF - Mark Hyde Harrison, the current chief executive of the Barclays UK Retirement Fund, has been named the new chairman of the UK's National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF). The appointment comes as Lindsay Tomlinson, the current chair, approaches the end of his two-year term. Harrison will assume his new role 21 October, at the organisation's annual general meeting. Hyde Harrison has been chief executive at the £19bn Barclays UK Retirement Fund for the past five years.
Pensions Management Institute (PMI) - Susan Andrews has been elected as the PMI's new president. She will take over from current president Mike Sullivan at the institute's AGM on 7 July. Andrews is a director of Trustee Solutions - a company providing professional pension trustee services - and a pensions partner at Pinsent Masons. She is also a committee member of the Independent Pension Trustee Group.
Towers Watson - Reiner Schwinger, to date head of retirement solutions for the consultancy in Germany, has been promoted to managing consultant overseeing all areas of business consultancy in the country. He will assume his new position on 1 July, following the retirement of Richard Batty, who was named managing consultant in January last year. Prior to joining Towers Watson, Batty worked for Towers Perrin and oversaw the company merger between Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt. Thomas Jasper will replace Schwinger, who was in charge of occupational pensions when sitting on Towers Watson's board, as head of retirement solutions.
Pitmans - Denise Fawcett has joined the law firm as a partner from Squire Sanders Hammonds, where she was a senior associate. She also spent a year on secondment to the Pensions Regulator. She will work with Suzanne Brooker, Nicola Kirk and David Archer, advising insolvency practitioners, financiers, corporates and trustees on all aspects of corporate insolvency, transactions and related pensions issues.
Aon Hewitt - John Harrison has joined the consultancy's UK investment team as a principal consultant. Harrison has 30 years of experience in institutional fund management, including 24 years with UBS Global Asset Management (formerly Phillips & Drew). He was latterly UK CIO, chairing the UK investment committee. After leaving UBS, he was appointed as adviser to the Devon County Council Pension Fund in April 2010.
Arithmetica - The Austrian consultancy has named Eva Frühberger as new head of pensions, while Thomas Moser joins to oversee its risk business. Frühberger has many years of experience in the occupational pensions industry, while Moser has been an actuary and member of the Austrian actuarial association AVÖ for more than 20 years. He has spent the last 12 years working for Allianz Pensionskasse.
SWIP - Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) has appointed Michael Lee as head of consultant relationships within its institutional sales team. He joins from BlackRock in London, where he was a global consultant relationship director. Before then, he was an institutional product manager at SEI. Based in SWIP's London office, he will report to Gordon Philips, interim head of institutional sales.