FRANCE - Hewitt Associates has appointed Robeco Gestions' Nicolas du Penhoat to lead its investment consultancy operations in France.
Based in the firm Paris office, Du Penhoat will be tasked with broadening Hewitt's range of clients in the French market.
He joins from Robeco where he was co-head of institutional sales since 2004. Prior to that, he had worked with AGF Asset Management, AXA Investment Managers and BTP Banque.
Du Penhoat is the firm's second key European appointment this month, after earlier announcing Dolf Hoeks would head up its international benefits consulting practice in the Netherlands.
The practice advises Dutch multinational companies and other Dutch-based companies on their global pension and benefit programmes, and Hoeks said there was currently great discussion on the future of pensions in the Netherlands.
"Both Dutch companies and multinationals are grappling with the approach to take and I look forward to helping them steer their way forward," said Hoeks.
Hoeks joined from Mellon Analytical Solutions where he was country manager for the Netherlands, and prior to that was a partner at Watson Wyatt, leading its Dutch international team.
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