UK- Watson Wyatt has announced a retirement, while Lucida and State Street Global Advisors have announced several appointments.
Farr become a partner at Watson Wyatt in 1988 and over the last two years he has been chairman of the ACA.
His chairmanship came to an end on 31 May this year, but he will continue to play a role as immediate past chairman of the industry body.
Mark Stewart, European head of the Benefits Group at Watson Wyatt, said: "In the years Ian has worked at Watson Wyatt he has been a tremendous asset to us.
"I would like to thank Ian for everything he has contributed and wish him a long and happy retirement," Stewart added.
John Tiner, former chief executive, Financial Services Authority (FSA), will join the Lucida Board as a non-executive director.
Daniel Schrupp has recently joined Lucida from Japanese bank Aozora Bank, as senior credit officer.
Jemima Fitzgerald was appointed as Lucida's marketing executive at the beginning of this month from EquaTerra, a sourcing advisory firm. Cathy Wang joined last week as a trainee actuary from Deloitte, a consulting firm.
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Bernard Reilly, senior managing director, overseeing the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) region, will expand his role to include Japan.
Greg Ehret, senior managing director and head of European sales and distribution, has been named head of SSgA's business in Europe, the Middle East and South Africa.
Mark Lazberger, executive vice president and head of SSgA's international business, is returning to Australia to assume the role of CEO, Colonial First State Global Asset Management within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia group.
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