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People moves round-up

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has recently appointed Paul Sweeting to a newly created senior role. Mr Sweeting is now European head of its strategic investment advisory group, with responsibility for providing institutional clients with tailored advice, analysis and education on asset allocation, risk management and investment strategies.

Mr Sweeting, who previously held positions at Munich Re and Fidelity, will continue to work as professor of actuarial science at the University of Kent. He is also a council member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

KPMG has announced the following recent senior hires: Gavin Palmer has joined as a partner in the Life actuarial team. Mr Palmer has expertise in life insurance company transactions and flotations, with-profits restructuring, risk-linked securities and retirement risk transfer transactions services throughout Europe. He joins from Towers Watson where he was a managing director for 11 years, and previously worked at London and Manchester Assurance.

Miriam Bell joins from Oliver Wyman and has experience in the mutual life assurance sector. She has also worked on advising clients on preparing for Solvency II. Ms Bell previously worked for Lehman Brothers.

Norbert Fullerton has been appointed as director, consulting and advisory services, EMEA at Russell Investments. Prior to his appointment, Mr Fullerton held various senior roles at Towers Watson and was a senior investment consultant with expertise in advising pension scheme sponsors and trustees on their funding and investment strategies. He has also worked at Mercer.

Ronald Poon Affat has assumed the post of executive director, technical and actuarial at Tempo Assist in Sao Paulo. Previously, Mr Poon Affat headed Munich Re Brazil’s Life and Health operations. He also sits on the board of directors of the Society of Actuaries.

Andy Halsey has joined ABB Asea Brown Boveri in Zurich as a pensions executive. Mr Halsey was previously a senior international consultant at Towers Watson in the UK.

AEGON UK has announced the appointment of Jim Ewing to the role of chief actuary within its senior leadership team.

Mr Ewing will be responsible for delivering the firm’s capital management requirements and managing its Solvency II programme, and will join the insurance executive committee. He joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he held the position of Solvency II director for the insurance division.

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