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  • Aviva Investors strengthens in emerging market equities

    Aviva publishes on its website: “(London) – Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), today announces the appointment of Aaron Armstrong as Portfolio Manager, Global Emerging Market Equities, as part of the ongoing strengthening of its Equities capabilities. Aaron joins Aviva Investors from Alquity Investment Management, where he worked for over…

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  • Candriam appoints Derek Brander as Head of UK Distribution

    Candriam publishes on its website: “Candriam announces the appointment of Derek Brander as Head of UK Distribution, based in London. Derek was previously UK Wholesale Director at Candriam. Established in 2012, London has become an increasingly important and growing centre for Candriam, with important portfolio management functions including the EM debt team, consultant relations and…

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  • TPT: Heather Quelch appointed as Head of Pensions Administration

    TPT publishes on its website: “TPT Retirement Solutions (TPT), one of the UK’s leading providers of workplace pension schemes, has appointed Heather Quelch as Head of Pensions Administration. Heather will be responsible for operational services to TPT’s pension scheme members and employers, which cover administration and client servicing. She has 33 years of experience in…

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  • Aegon UK extends partnership with Atos for administration services

    AEGON publishes on its website: “Aegon today announces that its subsidiary in the United Kingdom has strengthened its existing partnership with Atos, signing a 15-year contract to service and administer its Existing Business (non-platform customers). This will further improve customer service for around 1.4 million customers with a multitude of different policy types.”  Continue reading…

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  • Roundup week 4

    Exelerating UK Roundup week 44: what happened this week?

    Exelerating keeps track of financial institutions by monitoring over 1350 web pages of pension funds and asset managers every day for relevant changes. Within our weekly “Roundup” section we show the most important news that was posted last week on the pages we follow. The most important news of the past week is as follows:…

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  • M&G appoints new head of European Distribution

    M&G publishes on its website: “Micaela Forelli has been appointed Head of European Distribution based in Luxembourg. Reporting to Jonathan Willcocks, Global Head of Distribution for M&G, she will build on M&G’s Luxembourg capabilities and recently established range of SICAV funds to grow M&G’s wholesale and institutional client-focussed presence in Europe. Forelli will also continue in…

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  • Mercer: £39bn hit to FTSE350 Pension Schemes’ finances in October

    Mercer publishes on its website: “Mercer’s Pension Risk Survey data shows that the accounting position of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies deteriorated by £39bn in October resulting in the largest deficit since October 2017. The figures show a deterioration in funded status from those calculated at the end…

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  • Benoit Hudon Appointed UK Head of Wealth at Mercer

    Mercer publishes on its website: “Benoit Hudon has been appointed as Mercer’s new Head of Wealth in the UK. Mr Hudon will join Mercer’s UK leadership team and will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of the UK Wealth business’ strategy across defined benefit (DB) pensions, defined contribution (DC), investment consulting and other specialist…

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