UK/US - Barclays Global Investors has appointed Aananth Madhavan to the new role of managing director and global head of trading, research.
Madhavan was formerly managing director of research of ITG – a provider of technology based equity-trading services and transaction research to institutional investors and brokers.
He will be based in San Francisco and report to BGI’s global head of equity and currency trading, Minder Cheng.
Madhavan will lead BGI’s trading research team that has members in San Francisco and London and will also work closely with BGI’s global trading team, alpha research and product groups.
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