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Frank Johnson and Jonathan Hunt have been elected as new members of the National Association of Pension Fund’s defined benefit council, while Anne Hunt, Andy Cheseldine and Carol Young will serve on the defined contribution council.

TheCityUK has brought James Nixon on board as the trade body’s first chief economist.

Albion Ventures has appointed Volker Beckers as chairman of Albion Community Power.

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Peter Askew has been made co-manager of the T. Bailey Growth Fund, a global equity fund of funds.

Steve Taylor-Gooby is rejoining Towers Watson in a global key account development role within its risk consulting and software business. He had spent the past two years as a partner at Resolution Group.

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has strengthened its UK retail team with Dennis Pellerito, Ray Paulding and David Wakefield.

City Financial Investment Company has hired Peter Toogood and Gill Hutchison.

John Alexander has been appointed business development manager for Momentum Global Investment Management.

Craig Botham has joined Schroders as emerging market economist on the global economics team.

Mark Wharrier has joined the BlackRock UK Equity team as a director and portfolio manager, with additional responsibility for company research.