UK - Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has appointed Deborah Fuhr as head of exchange traded fund (ETF) research and implementation strategy.
Blake Grossman, CEO of BGI said: "We are thrilled Deborah will be joining BGI to become a senior member of our ETF leadership team. She has been an industry pioneer in ETF research, and her innovative approach to market and portfolio analysis will help further extend the industry-leading position we have established through BGI's iShares platform."
Fuhr added: "I am delighted to be joining one of the world's leading asset managers and the strongest company in the ETF industry today.
"BGI has a market leading position based on its reputation for innovation and high quality products that meet the rapidly changing investment needs of institutional and intermediary-based clients around the world. That reputation makes BGI a natural home for the analysis and research that I intend to produce."
For the past 11 years, Fuhr was a pivotal member of the ETF team at Morgan Stanley and is recognised as one of the industry's foremost analysts.
The CAN$128bn (US$120.2bn) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) had also announced the appointment of Robert Astley as the next chair of the board of directors
Astley will take up his new position as of October 2008. He was appointed by Jim Flaherty, Federal Minister of Finance and will succeed Gail Cook-Bennett, the CPPIB's founding chair since 1998, whose term expires in October.
Astley said: "I am honoured to assume the role of chair, following Gail Cook-Bennett's outstanding leadership.
"I look forward to working with the board of directors, president and CEO David Denison and his management team in service to Canadians, as the CPPIB continues to build a world class organization."
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