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.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on reforming trustees' duties to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.
Trafalgar House has created a dedicated transition team to help more schemes safely transfer services and deliver an improved service.
Colin Meech warns the Court of Appeal's bizarre judgment could cause significant financial detriment to local government pension funds
Stephanie Baxter says there needs to be a balance between rolling out the pensions dashboard as soon as possible and getting it right