UK - Gartmore has hired Robert Crossley to its fixed income team as a senior portfolio constructor.
Crossley joins from Cargill where he also worked in bonds for seven years, specialising in the identification and exploitation of relative value, anomaly curves, and basis opportunities.
Crossley reports to Bob Jolly, head of fixed income portfolio construction, and will work alongside him on the management of global bond funds and relative value fixed income strategies.
The firm has also bolstered its European equities team with the appointment of David Thompson as investment manager.
Thompson joins Gartmore from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was employed as a director of UK and European sales.
Prior to this, he spent two years at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a vice president of UK and European equity sales.
Initially, Thompson will be working on the AlphaGen Capella Hedge Fund where he will report to Roger Guy, senior investment manager on the European equities team.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have launched a refreshed ScamSmart campaign to warn savers about unsolicited pension communications.
Ann Harris OBE and Mike Dailly have been appointed non-executive directors at the upcoming single financial guidance body (SFGB).
Pension schemes are "placing too much focus" on a narrow section of the private debt market where competition is driving down "compelling opportunities", according to Willis Towers Watson.
Barnett Waddingham's head of business development Adrian Cooper has left the consultancy to join TPT Retirement Solutions in a newly-created role.