UK - Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed Colm McDonagh as head of its global emerging market debt team.
It is also transferring Macelo Saez for the emerging market debt team from its Sydney office.
McDonagh has specialised in emerging market debt since 1996 and joined Aberdeen as a senior bond fund manager, dedicated to that asset class, in 2000.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is in the process of convening an industry-wide group to take forward the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).
The Transfers and Re-registration Industry Group (TRIG) has given its support to an initiative which aims to complete occupational pension transfers within three weeks.
Scottish Widows has completed a bulk annuity deal for the Hitachi UK Limited Pension Scheme.