Knight to chair LPFA

Knight to chair LPFA

Sir Merrick Cockell is to take over as acting chairman of the London Pensions Fund Authority.

EQ Investors has appointed Hayley Jarvis as a consultant within its corporate benefits team.

Close Brothers Asset Management has strengthened its investment expertise in the south west with Nicholas Cliffe as investment director.

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London-based wealth advisory firm Berkeley Law has made Edward Stone a partner in its UK & international tax and structuring team. It has also appointed Hannah Wall as an associate in its international tax and structuring team.

Alternative Bridging has made Sahail Akram business development manager covering the Midlands and North of England.

Nomura Asset Management UK has welcomed Andreas Koerner as head of marketing and client relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Paul Collins is to join e.surv at the end of September as corporate governance director.

New Capital, a subsidiary of EFG Asset Management has recruited specialist UK equity fund manager John Leahy.

Brewin Dolphin has a new business development manager, Graeme Bowden, in its Edinburgh office.

Old Mutual Wealth has created an investment division under the leadership of Martin Baines, who steps up from being chief executive of Quilter Cheviot to become chief investment director of Old Mutual Wealth.

Ken Nicholson is to join Mirabaud Asset Management in September to manage European small and mid cap equity portfolios.

Rothschild Group has welcomed Andrew Blair to lead the asset management distribution in the UK.

Workplace Solutions Ltd, part of deVere Group, has appointed Maxine McIntyre as head of wealth management.

Towers Watson has strengthened its UK retirement consulting team with senior hire Ann Flynn.

Cazenove Capital has bolstered its discretionary fund management team with Paul Atkinson, responsible for business development and managing relationships with advisers in the North of England, and Oliver Becket, who will be responsible for development and managing relationships with advisers in the Midlands and South West of England.