Global consultant William M Mercer has appointed Chris Wathen as European partner in the firm's executive compensation practice.
Wathen joins a team of about 60 from Natwest Group where he was director of group human resources for six years.
Prior to that he was group personnel director from 1991 to 1992 and then managing director of branch banking at Midland Bank Group, from 1992 to 1994.
By Madhu Kalia
The Co-operative Group's Somerfield Pension Scheme has completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), insuring the benefits of its pensioner members.
Caroline Rookes CBE and Michele Hirons-Wood have joined The Pension Superfund's board of trustees to focus on maintaining governance standards and safeguarding member benefits.
The first specialist independent firm advising pension schemes on bulk annuities or moving to a consolidator has been set up with ambitions to shake up the market.