Appointments update 30 September 2019

DLA Piper has announced the appointment of Amrit McLean as a partner in London.

The hire is in light of the firm launching its pensions de-risking offering. McLean joins from Aviva where she was propositions and sales director. She is a qualified pensions lawyer and has 13 years’ experience in pensions de-risking, pensions bulk annuity work, as well as handling large-scale trustee-side Bulk Purchase Annuities projects.

Fieldfisher has named Jeremy Harris as its first pensions partner in its Manchester office.

Harris has almost 30 years' experience in the pensions industry and has acted for a variety of clients across a range of sectors. His expertise lies in advising on scheme benefit changes and on the employer debt implications of corporate transactions. Harris has also advised clients in relation to the actual or threatened exercise of The Pensions Regulator's moral hazard and scheme funding powers.

Man GLG has named Mike Corcell as a portfolio manager within its alternative equity business.

Corcell joins Man GLG from RWC Partners, where he was a portfolio manager overseeing the US long-short equity strategy. Prior to RWC Partners, Corcell worked for SAC Capital Advisors where he managed a US long-short equity fund and, before that, he worked at Threadneedle Investments where he launched and managed a US long-short strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager, and 16 years of experience in US equity long-short investment.

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