Appointments update - 13 May 2020

Cambridge Associates has appointed Ben Gunnee as head of business development, London.

Gunnee will oversee new business strategy and lead growth efforts in the UK and Europe, taking responsibility for the business development of the London office and sales and marketing efforts for the firm’s pension, endowment, foundation, and private clients across the continent. He has approximately 18 years of experience in the institutional investing sector through his previous role at Mercer, where he was a partner and head of fiduciary management. Cambridge Associates said Gunnee’s deep institutional knowledge and his proven track record of success made him an incredibly valuable addition to the firm.

Smart Pension has announced the addition of non-executives Stephen Morana and Karen Roberton to its board.

Morana is an independent non-executive director with significant experience of high growth and disruptive technology-enabled businesses, including being CFO during two successful IPOs at Betfair and Zoopla. He has served as audit committee chairman at Boohoo and is currently the senior independent director at FTSE 250-listed gambling company GVC. Roberton is global head of consultant sales at JP Morgan, having worked at the firm for 25 years. She has worked with both defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes, as well as their advisers, and holds a law degree from the University of Westminster.

Hymans Robertson has promoted three partners to the role of equity partner and nine colleagues to partner.

Head of investment consultancy, Anthony Ellis, head of LGPS, Catherine McFadyen, and people director Gill Tait have all been promoted to the role of equity partner. Those rising to the role of partner are Clive Moorhead, Elaine Torry, Gary Evans, Heather Meighan, Laura Andrikopoulos, Michael Ambery, Richard Allen, Ross Fleming and Steven Law. Hymans Robertson senior partner, John Dickson, said: “Although we, our clients and the world find ourselves in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, each appointment further emphasises our commitment to and confidence in the long term future of our firm.”

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