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Amundi’s smart (beta) move

Amundi has appointed Fannie Wurtz as managing director of its ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta business line under the supervision of Valérie Baudson, a member of Amundi’s Executive Committee.

Talbot and Muir, the SIPP and SSAS specialist, has appointed Michael Hurley as business development consultant for Central London. He joins from Friends Provident International and has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector.

Legal & General’s Pension Risk Transfer business has appointed Matt Wilmington as director of strategic transactions, leading on strategic longevity, buy-in and buy-out transactions. He joins from Aon Hewitt.

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Smith & Williamson Investment Management has boosted its intermediary sales team with the appointment of Tim Rea as a partner to be responsible for pooled funds sales. He joins from Capital Group, where he carried out a number of sales roles since joining in 2008.

Tees Valley chartered accountants and business advisers Waltons Clark Whitehill has promoted George Hardey, head of tax at the firm, to its board of directors. He joined Waltons as a tax senior in 1999 from HMRC where he was a Revenue Officer.

Hargreave Hale has appointed Hazel Larkin as head of the firm’s Carlisle office. She takes over from Marilyn Salkeld, who is to retire after more than 20 years with the firm. Ms Larkin moved to Hargreave Hale in 1990 after a career at stockbrokers Stancliffe Todd & Hodgson, Nationwide and Cumbria County Council.