Remuneration Consultants Group
The body responsible for developing the voluntary code of conduct for executive remuneration consultants has appointed two new non-executive directors: Philippa Hird (pictured) and William Claxton-Smith. Hird is a leading human resources professional, having been group director of HR at ITV and being a current non-exec at HMRC. Claxton-Smith was head of corporate governance at Insight Investment.
The UK equities broker has appointed Jim Milligan as a global natural resources strategist. He will focus on listed companies in the sector and will report to Emmanuel Bousquet. Milligan has 15 years’ experience in global equities and joins the company from BlueCrest Capital Management, where he was a trader and portfolio manager in natural resources stocks.
Baring Asset Management
The fund manager has appointed Oliver Morath to head of Europe, the Middle East and north Africa. Howard Luder will replace him as head of sales in Germany.
David Langlands has been appointed as a specialist advisor on agriculture and food supply. He will advise clients in the food business, specifically on sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystems. He has worked in the past as finance director of an international consumer goods manufacturer.
The corporate and investment bank has hired Claudio Villa as a managing director of UniCredit Bank AG, base din London. Rico Pedrett will also join the firm as a director and will also be based in London but both hires will work across larger regions. They will reform to Christian Steffens, head of equity capital markets.
Villa has over 17 years of experience in finance, having worked for Deutsche Bank, CSFB, UBS and Future Group.
Pedrett joins from CQS, where he was in charge of developing new investment strategies. He has previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
The Association of Investment Companies has appointed Jacqueline Lockie as a training manager. She has worked for the firm before and returns in light of the extra need for training due to the RDR regulations. She will spearhead the AIC’s efforts to educate advisors about the changes.