Appointments update 9 January 2020

Brunel Pension Partnership has appointed Laura Chappell as chief executive officer (CEO).

Chappell has been acting CEO since September 2019 and formally began the role on 1st January 2020. She has been with Brunel for over 2 years, previously acting as Brunel’s Chief Compliance and Risk Officer. Selected in part due to her “strong risk management background”, Chappell brings over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry to the role.

Aviva Investors has announced two senior distribution hires in its global client solutions function.

The firm has appointed Apiramy Jeyarajah as head of UK wholesale, and Rula Ipsaryaris as head of client solutions, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Jeyarajah will be responsible for growing UK Aviva Investors’ relationships with key clients, while Ipsaryaris will lead Aviva Investors’ business with institutional and wholesale clients. Jeyarajah joins the team with over 14 years’ experience, having previously held roles at HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, and SEI Investments. Ipsaryaris joins with over 30 years’ of experience, and prior to this worked with firms such as Vanguard, Bank Vontobel, and State Street.

Cambridge Associates pensions practice appoints Ben Alves Walters as investment director.

Having joined the practice in January, he will be based in the firms London office and will focus primarily on European pension schemes. Previously Alves Walters was based at Willis Towers Watson in the manager research investment team, having previously trained as a Chartered Accountant at PWC.

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