Wednesday people roundup [updated]
Kempen Capital Management UK, PwC, Muzinich & Co, Investec, Mobius Life, BlackRock, Aberdeen Asset Management, Transparency Task ForceKempen Capital Management UK – Nikesh Patel has been appointed as a senior investment strategist in London. He will be responsible for advising UK clients on strategic and tactical investment strategy and asset-liability risks. He joins from PwC, where he was an investment consultant. Before then, he worked at BlackRock and Mercer.Muzinich & Co – Grant Davidson has been appointed director of the UK private debt team. He joins from Investec, where he was senior origination director for growth and acquisition finance, responsible for the sourcing and execution of deals for UK mid-market businesses. Before then, he worked at Lyceum Capital.Mobius Life – The institutional investment platform has made two senior appointments to its asset transfer and investment research teams. Steve Robinson joins as head of asset transfers from BlackRock, while Michael Jackson joins as data integrity and research manager from Aberdeen Asset Management. Transparency Task Force (TTF) – Robin Powell has been appointed ambassador for the TTF, a campaign to increase transparency in financial services, including investment costs for pension schemes. Powell is a broadcaster and journalist, and founder of Regis Media, a communications company for the “evidence-based” investor sector. Catherine Howarth, chief executive at ShareAction, and David Pitt-Watson, co-founder and former chief executive at Hermes Focus Funds and Equity Ownership Service, are among more than a dozen TTF ambassadors.