Appointments update 05 February 2019

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (Pasa) has appointed David Pharo as its board director.

Pharo has 30 years of experience in the pensions industry and takes over the new role from Margaret Snowdon, who moved to the newly created non-executive role of president in January. He currently works as client relationship manager at Aon, where he has been for 22 years.

Leodis Wealth Asset Management has named Simon Cocking as its chief executive officer.

Cocking has been director of Leodis for six years and has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, specialising in investment management, retirement planning and estate planning. He spent eight years with one of the north east’s largest independently-owned firms before a move into the advisory arm of an accountancy firm.

Robeco has announced the appointments of Andrew Knell and Connor Murphy.

Knell has been named as director, business development and Murphy as business development analyst in its UK institutional team. With over 14 years of experience, Knell joins from Northern Trust Asset Management. Murphy joins Robeco from Fidelity International where he “supported the pan-European business.

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