Association of British Insurers
The ABI board has appointed Robert Talbut, chief investment officer of Royal London Asset Management, as chairman of the ABI investment committee. Previously the committee’s deputy chairman, he takes over from Alain Dromer, CEO of Aviva Investors. Talbut is a member of the Listing Authority advisory committee and an alternate on the hearings committee of the Takeover Panel. He joined RLAM in 2004, having worked at Isis Asset Management, Threadneedle and Chase Manhattan.

Lloyds Bank
Lloyds Bank has appointed Richard Moore, formerly Europe chief executive at MF Global, as head of trading in London, effective from 1 March. Reporting to Moore will be Chris Kinrade, who joins as head of counterparty exposure management and solutions from RBS, where he was head of derivatives funding.

Threadneedle Investments
The asset manager has appointed Iain Richards as head of governance and responsible investment. Richards joins from Aviva Investors, where he was regional head of corporate governance.

Hogan Lovells
David Levin has been appointed to the law firm’s corporate practice in London and the energy industry group. Levin was formerly head of Eversheds’ Russian practice, focusing on the energy sector and renewables initiatives in Russia and the CIS.

Pioneer Investments
The investment management group has hired Rainer Lenzin as head of Switzerland. Lenzin joins from BNY Mellon Asset Management in Zurich, where he was responsible for managing wholesale clients in Switzerland.

Sacker & Partners
Caroline Legg has been promoted to partner at the pensions law firm. Legg, who joined Sackers in 2004, specialises in scheme mergers.

The boutique investment manager has hired Stuart Rollason as lead manager on the Kestrel Inheritance Tax Solution. Rollason was previously a founder and partner at Bluehone Investors; prior to that, he was a director at F&C Asset Management.

Norton Rose
The law firm has expanded its real estate practice by hiring Neil Biswas, formerly a partner in the real estate practice at Nabarro.

ING Investment Management
Christian Paris, formerly head of business development at HSBC Global Asset Management, has been appointed as acting managing director at ING Investment Management France.