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The global asset management business of Aviva Plc, appointed Abigail Herron as head of engagement in the global responsible investment team. She reports to Chief Responsible Investment Officer Steve Waygood. Abigail joins Aviva Investors from Co-operative Asset Management, where she headed the corporate governance function.
The Russian bank appointed Rustam Mursalimov as an equity portfolio manager at Gazprombank Asset Management. He holds the position of director and started on July 19th. Before joining Gazprombank, Mursalimov was an equity portfolio manager at DEKA Asset Management inGermany and responsible for the firm’s investments in Russia, Turkey, and Eastern Europe as part of DEKA’s Emerging Europe team.
NIKKO ASSET MANAGEMENT CO LTD
The asset manager appointed several strategic hires across the group as part of its ongoing Asian growth strategy. In Australia, James Alexander joins Tyndall AM as deputy head of fixed income, while at Nikko AM Asia in Singapore, Winson Fong joins as head of china strategies, Shivaz Rai joins as investment director for Asian Fixed Income and Tian Sing Wee joins as risk manager.
The commodities and financial markets broker has hired a new team to drive its agency FX broking business. Peter Snasdell joins from CIBC where he was executive director with responsibility for FX, FX options and precious metals. He has also worked at Newedge, RBC and BNP Paribas.
Meanwhile, Keith Mash and Paul Spillman join from Newedge. Both have been with Newedge since its formation. Keith was at Calyon and Paul at Fimat prior to the merger that created the firm. All three join as senior vice-presidents, FX sales and will be based in Marex Spectron’s headquarters in London.
PSIGMA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
The investment manager appointed Stewart Howard and Chrissie Betts to its business development team, as part of the firm’s strategic growth initiative. Stewart has worked infinancial services since 2006 and joins from Skandia, where he was responsible for protection marketing. Chrissie joins Psigma transferring from Punter Southall Financial Management. Stewart and Chrissie join Psigma as business development managers and will report to Frank McGarry, who joined Psigma earlier this year as director of business development and marketing.