Appointments update 11 December 2020

Capital Cranfield has appointed Richard Weisz as a professional trustee.

Weisz, a qualified actuary, is the firm’s seventh appointment of 2020, and brings the group's roster of professional trustees to 47. He previously spent 19 years in the corporate consulting team at Deloitte, and has experience working with both sponsors and trustees on pensions strategy, including in situations of corporate activity and significant business challenges.

LGPS Central Limited has appointed two external managers to its £660m Multi-Asset Credit Fund.

BMO Global Asset Management and Western Asset Management Company were chosen following a “robust manager selection process”, with over 80 fund managers from across the globe initially expressing interest in tendering for the mandate. They will each receive half of the total mandate. Commenting on the appointments, LGPS Central CIO and investment director for fixed income, Gordon Ross, said: “LGPS Central Limited has a robust manager selection process in place to ensure we choose the right fund managers to manage the assets of our partner funds."

Cardano has promoted Group HR director, Dawn Thirley, to the role of partner.

Thirley joined Cardano in 2019, and has over 20 years of experience in global HR. Prior to joining the business, she held senior HR leadership roles at Old Mutual, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch. She leads the HR function of the Cardano Group, comprising multiple specialists across the brand portfolio, and also led on the Covid-19 response and planning for the group.

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