Including: NETHERLANDS - Sustainability specialist appointed, UK - Chair change at PPI, UK - HSBC Multimanager appointment
ABP Investments has appointed Anna Pot as senior sustainability specialist, effective this month. She will be based at the ABP Schiphol Airport office. ABP said Pot would focus on the expansion of the dialogue with companies on issues including human rights. Pot was previously coordinator, economic relations, within the business and human rights program at Amnesty International. Pot has also previously been a fund manager on the Invest sustainable growth fund at ING.
UK - Chair change at PPI
The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has appointed Matthew Annable as its chairman, in succession to Tom Ross OBE. Annable, who will formally take up his role on 4 June 2008, currently advises Barclays Global Investors (BGI) on public policy and the industry environment. He is a former chief investment officer for BGI, and is a director of the Investment Management Association. Annable said: "With the passage of the current Pensions Bill through Parliament, the need for independent research and comment on pensions policy has never been greater.
UK - HSBC Multimanager appointment
HSBC Multimanager has appointed Catherine Doyle as a senior product specialist for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Doyle will be based in London and will report to James Hughes, global head of business development at HSBC Multimanager. Doyle joined from Franklin Templeton, as an institutional client service manager.
This week's edition of Professional Pensions is out now.
Laytons partner Jennie Kreser speaks of her concerns over pension outcomes.
Guy Opperman has indicated his support for a fresh pensions commission as the government seeks to understand how to progress pensions policy in a wide range of areas.
Auto-enrolment (AE) minimum contribution rates could rise to 12% by 2030, with a 50/50 split between employer and employee, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) says.