Appointments update 20 March

Written by Adam Cadle

• AMP Capital has made a number of senior appointments to its global infrastructure debt team in London to support business growth.

Emma Haight joins the team as director from NIBC Bank where she was vice president in the Project Finance division and a lead negotiator on infrastructure transactions. Haight has held similar roles at Nur Energie and Allen & Overy.

James Fox is joining the London office at the end of April as associate director. He previously worked in the Finance team at British Land and is a fully qualified chartered accountant. Haight and Fox will both report to AMP Capital Infrastructure debt principal Richard Lane.

• HM Treasury today announced three new senior appointments to the Bank of England.

Dr Ben Broadbent has been appointed Deputy Governor with responsibility for monetary policy, commencing on 1 July 2014.

Dr Broadbent will have specific responsibility for the Bank’s research and analysis of the UK economy in support of Monetary Policy Committee decisions. He will sit on the Bank’s court of directors, the Monetary Policy Committee and the Financial Policy Committee. He will chair the Monetary Policy Committee in the event of the governor’s absence.

Dr Nemat Shafik has been appointed in a new Deputy Governor position, with responsibility for markets and banking. HMT said the position will commence on a statutory basis as soon as a suitable legislative opportunity arises.

Dr Shafik will be responsible for reshaping the Bank’s operations and balance sheet, including ensuring robust risk management practices and helping to lead the design and execution of an eventual exit from quantitative easing by the Monetary Policy Committee. She will also oversee the implementation of reforms and be jointly responsible for the Bank’s international surveillance, analysis and engagement.

Her appointment takes effect from 1 August.

Antony Habgood has been named chair of the Court, effective 1 July 2014.

• Brewin Dolphin has strengthened its research department with the appointment of Michael Paul.

Paul will join Brewin Dolphin at the end of March as a fund analyst reporting to head of fund research, Ben Gutteridge. He has over four years industry experience and also brings knowledge of both the open and closed-ended fund universe.

• Societe Generale Securities Services has strengthened its sales team in Germany with two new appointments.

Thomas Brand becomes sales director. He is responsible for further developing SGSS’ activities in Germany, focusing in particular on asset owners, which include insurance companies, pension funds and German corporates.

Eva-Maria Jakob has been appointed sales and relationship manager. She is in charge of actively developing relations with German and Austrian consultants, who play an important role in the local securities industry and work closely with end investors. Her primary focus is on administrative, strategy and pension consultants across all client segments.

• Towers Watson hires Jo Kite as head of pensions and benefits practice in Scotland.

Kite is a qualified actuary and has over 20 years’ experience in the pensions and insurance industry.

She has worked for Aviva, Delta Lloyd and Standard Life, where she was director of Workplace Proposition. She will be based in Edinburgh.

• Hermes Fund Managers has appointed Jennifer Stillman as consultant relations director in London.

Stillman has 16 years investment management experience and joins Hermes from Nightscape Capital where she was head of business development.

She also previously had roles with Caliburn Capital, Man Investments, PanAgora Asset Management and Clay Finlay.

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