Appointments update 23 November 2021

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has named Kurt Morriesen head of investment stewardship.

Morriesen joined the business in January 2022 and will lead LGIM’s global investment stewardship team, working on behalf of clients to raise market standards and best practice and to hold companies to account on issues such as climate change and board independence and diversity. He has over 15 years of sustainable investment experience, joining from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where he was a senior adviser for Impact Investments and SDGs.

Aegon UK has announced the appointment of Antonia Balaam as director of defined contribution (DC) clients.

Balaam, who is a qualified actuary, brings around 25 years’ experience in the pensions industry to the role, having previously joined Aegon in 2019. The newly created role, which underlines Aegon’s commitment to the DC market, will see Balaam lead the client director team, reporting to Aegon director of client and partnership development, Nick Roy.

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has appointed Cardano Advisory as its newest its covenant insight partner.

The partnership will focus on the key considerations facing pension scheme trustees in the covenant space, including funding positions, the Pension Schemes Act, risk transfer, environmental, social and governance (ESG), stressed schemes, restructuring, litigation and transactions. As part of this, the two companies will deliver webinars, research and case studies to increase understanding of employer covenant and other relevant topics in the industry providing a big picture thinking approach.

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