Appointments update 29 November

Written by Theo Andrew

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has appointed Jenny Yoe as head of UK pensions.

Based in London, Yoe will be responsible for strengthening existing relationships, as well developing new business and will report to Andrew Benton, head of UK institutional. She has 20 years of financial service experience and joins from River and Mercantile Asset Management where she was head of UK institutional. Prior to this, Yoe was director for UK distribution for AMG Limited and has held positions at Goodhart Partners and Investec Asset Management.

Brown Shipley has named Andrew Butler-Cassar as head of its London office.

Butler-Cassar will be responsible for the London-based client relationship teams, as well as business development. He will report to head of private banking Guy Healy. He moves from Investec Wealth & Investment, where he was most recently head of private office. Prior to this he spent 12 years at William de Broe and was senior relationship manager at Lloyds TSB Private Banking.

Polaris Investment Advisory has made four hires to its senior advisory board.

Dr Hanspeter Bader spent 17 years working for Unigeston, most recently as head of private equity and private assets. Dr Thomas Friese was most recently at the Nokia Group as head of global pensions. Matthias Knab is the founder and managing director of Opalesque, a research portal for alternative investments, while Baldomero Falcones was part of the management executive committee at Banco Santander.

The group will support the further development of investment strategies and asset manager selection process at Polaris.

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