GLOBAL - AllianzGI, BT Pension Scheme, Horeca, APG, BlackRock, Towers Watson, EFAMA, Aviva Investors, Russell Investments

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) - Andreas Hilka has been appointed head of pensions Europe in a newly created position. He will be responsible for all aspects of developing and implementing the company's pension strategy, reporting to chief executive of AGI Europe Elizabeth Corley. Hilka joins from Credit Suisse, where he worked as head of multi-asset-class solutions for Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Poland. He also served as head of pension solutions for the EMEA region. In the past, he has worked as head of asset management and sat on the board of the Pensionskassen for Hoechst and Continental.

BT Pension Scheme - Daniel Ingram has joined the BT Pension Scheme policy group to manage sustainability policy and investment across its £36bn of assets. He has been working at the scheme on a part-time secondment from Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) for the past 12 months. Ingram joined Hermes EOS three years ago to engage UK, South African and Australian companies and regulators, having previously worked at HM Treasury as senior analyst on a range of government reviews.
Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering - Monique van Gils has been appointed senior manager of asset management at Horeca, effective immediately. She joins from Schretlen & Co, a private banking specialist within the Rabobank Group, where she served as senior investment manager.

APG - Leo Hertog has started as a real estate analyst at the €272bn asset manager APG as of 1 July. Previously, Hertog was an asset manager at DTZ Zadelhoff, an adviser and broker on commercial property.

BlackRock - Paul Gilbody has been appointed head of defined contribution (DC) consultant relations to broaden the company's capability within the UK DC market. He joins from the National Employment Savings Trust, where he was director of market engagement. Before then, he was head of sales proposition at MetLife. The hire follows the recent appointment of Gary Smith as head of pensions administration services in the UK.
Towers Watson - Michael Murphy has been appointed senior leader in the consultancy's Risk Consulting and Software (RCS) business. Murphy, former Aviva Europe SE managing director, will be based in Dublin and have a portfolio of activities in his role, including responsibility for the management of the RCS businesses in Ireland and Continental Europe and leading large client projects.

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) - Todd Ruppert, president of international investment services at T Rowe Price International, has been appointed as one of five new 'corporate member representatives' at EFAMA. Ruppert, who joined T Rowe Price in 1985, leads the company's institutional business globally and intermediary business outside the US.

Aviva Investors - The company has entered the Swiss market with an office opening in Zurich and the appointment of two business development directors: Fabio Ferra and Karsten-Dirk Steffens. Before joining Aviva, both worked at AXA Investment Managers - Ferra as senior sales director, and Steffens as head of client service for Switzerland.

Russell Investments - Len Brennan has been appointed president and chief executive, succeeding Andrew Doman, who will become chairman of the board. Brennan recently re-joined Russell as chief executive of the EMEA business, a position he will continue to hold in addition to his new global responsibilities as president and chief executive. Ed Zore, who has chaired Russell's board since 2008, will remain on the board as a director.