Appointments update 28 November

RPMI Railpen has appointed Andrea Ash to the role of investment director in its private markets team.

Ash joins RPMI Railpen from Tesco Pension Investments, where she held the position of alternatives fund manager, having previously held roles at Amundi Asset Management and Pioneer Investments. She will primarily focus on growth investments and will report to RPMI Railpen’s head of private markets, Paul Bishop.

The World Gold Council has announced the appointment of David Tait as its chief executive officer.

Tait joins the World Gold Council from Credit Suisse, where he held the role of global head of fixed income macro products. Prior to that, he held senior trading roles at both Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank. He is also an independent member of the Bank of England’s FICC Market Standards Board and will succeed Aram Shishmanian at the World Gold Council.

The Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS) has appointed Clair Trott as its new chairman.

Trott will be the first female to take the role at AMPS, the industry body that represents SIPP operators and SSAS practitioners. She currently holds the position of head of pensions strategy at St James’s Place and takes over her new role from Zachary Gallagher.

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