UK - Axa Investment Managers has enhanced its equity research team with the addition of Vincent Houteville and Katia Levy-Thevenon as analysts to cover the financials sector.
Houteville was most recently an equity analyst and senior vice president with Zurich Scudder Investments in New York where he covered European insurance and banking stocks.
Levy-Thevenon has spent the past two years with SEB in London as a pan European banks analyst. She was previously with Schroder Investment Management where she worked as a European bank analyst.
By Janet Du Chenne
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers