T. Rowe Price; Association of Tax Technicians; Legal & General Property; Baring Asset Management; Threadneedle Investments; Adrian Lee & Partners; Aon Hewitt; Royal London Asset Management
T. Rowe Price has named Bruce Winch director of business development in Canada.
Winch was most recently with Invesco where he was senior vice president of institutional investments with responsibility for institutional sales and client service activities in Canada. Before this, he was a senior institutional account manager at The Mutual Group - later acquired by Sun Life - where he was responsible for institutional sales in Alberta and British Columbia.
Keith Lewis, head of institutional sales and client service for North America said: "The addition of Bruce to our T. Rowe Price Canada team will further support our efforts to meet the evolving needs of Canadian institutional investors. Bruce is a seasoned professional and I am confident that he has the experience and capabilities required to successfully partner with Canadian clients and their advisors."
Andrew Meeson, the president of the Association of Tax Technicians, has stepped down from his post after being charged in relation to a £5m pension tax fraud.
In September last year, GP's sister title IFAOnline revealed Meeson had been arrested over his role as director of pension scheme administrator Tudor Capital Management. (Global Pensions; 31 October 2011)
Pension fund property manager Legal & General Property has restructured its senior management team by appointing a new director to oversee its range of funds. (Global Pensions: 28 October 2011)
International investment management firm Baring Asset Management has hired Tom Mann as investment manager in its international and world equities team. He will report to head of the division David Bertocchi and will be based in London.
Tom has more than 13 years of experience in the fund management industry and joins Barings from Aberdeen Asset Management in London where he was an investment manager in the European equities team.
Barings head of equities Tim Scholefield said: "We are very pleased to welcome Tom to Barings. He brings strong experience within international equities that will prove highly valuable as we continue to strengthen our investment capabilities in this area."
Threadneedle Investments has appointed Neil Robson as fund manager in its global equities team where he will be lead manager on the Threadneedle (Lux) Global Focus Fund. He will report to team head Jeremy Podger and will join in November.
Robson joins from Martin Currie Investment Management where he was a global portfolio manager.
Currency managers Adrian Lee & Partners has appointed Keith Zaccaria as senior portfolio manager, Rakesh Odedra as international economist and portfolio manager and Maria Isaeva as portfolio manager as part of its ongoing growth strategy. All three will be based in London and will report to Philip Lawson, head of portfolio manager at the firm.
Zaccaria joins from State Street Global Advisors where he worked as a senior portfolio analyst in the passive equity team. Previously, Odedra spent six years as an economist/strategist at Oxford Economics, Weavering Capital and 4Cast. Isaeva joins APG Asset Management in the Netherlands where she spent over three years managing overlay portfolios for the APG equity platform.
Aon Hewitt has recruited Meena Raza to lead its global benefits team in Dubai and Mark Webster to join its benefits administration commercial team as sales director.
Raza will be developing propositions and solutions related to employee benefits, including governance, design and the implementation of benefits programmes in partnership with clients. Previously, she spent eight years with Mercer Consulting and Marsh in Dubai and has 15 years' experience of working in the United Arab Emirates.
Webster has over 25 years' experience in the occupational benefits market and was previously head of business development at Capita Hartshead, where he was responsible for business development activities across its administration and advisory services in the UK and Ireland.
Royal London Asset Management has appointed Grant Hadland as head of consultant relationships in its institutional business development team. Hadland will be charged with strengthening RLAM's connections with the consultant community by co-ordinating and executing the firm's consultant relationship strategy.
He will report to RLAM chief executive Andy Carter and will work closely with the client service, sales, product development and operations teams. In his most recent role at Fidelity, Hadland worked as consultant relationship director - managing the firm's relationship with a range of investment consultants.
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