UK - Watson Wyatt has appointed Mirko Cardinale as an economist to further develop its research capabilities in risk management and corporate finance and governance. This is a newly created position.
Cardinale joins Watson Wyatt from the Financial Times Group, where he worked on asset management and pensions issues with FT Mandate. A native Italian, Mirko has a MSc in economics and econometrics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He has also worked for the World Bank in Paris on issues concerning reconstruction in Kosovo.
Mike Orszag, head of research at Watson Wyatt, said: I am extremely pleased to welcome Mirko to the firm. He will enhance significantly our ability to generate new ideas for our clients and to encourage innovation in the way our consulting services are delivered.
By Luke Clancy
Jonathan Stapleton asks whether newly-accredited professional trustees should be a statutory fixture on pension scheme boards.
Savers are being warned by the Insolvency Service to guard their pension pots from investment scammers and negligent trustees as it winds up 24 companies.
Respondents say they should only be required in certain situations as the system is not broken.