Wednesday people roundup [updated]

first_imgBMO GAM, Insight Investments, Mercer, Aberdeen, Forum Pour L’Investment Responsible, Hermes, Tikehau Capital, NN Investment Partners, Schroders, MSCI, Mirabaud, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Pioneer, Allianz GI, City Noble, ArabesqueBMO Global Asset Management – Andrew Jones, Richard Ferris and Laura Gray have been appointed to the institutional client management team for the asset manager formerly known as F&C. Jones and Ferris join as directors for consultant relations and client relations, respectively. Jones comes from Insight Investments, while Ferris joins from Mercer’s fiduciary management business. Gray comes in as a client manager in the institutional distribution business and joins from Aberdeen Asset Management. Forum Pour L’Investment Responsible – Thierry Philipponnat has been appointed chairman of the French responsible investment organisation after a vote on 16 June. Pacale Sagniier of AXA Investment Managers, Philippe Dutertre from AG2R La Mondiale and Hervé Guez from Mirova have been appointed vice-presidents. Eight investment managers also renewed their membership to the organisation, with the board made up of 12 members.Hermes Investment Management – Patrick Marshall is set to become head of private debt and CLOs at the UK asset manager, as it looks to move into the private lending market. Marshall joins from Tikehau Capital, where he was responsible for the direct lending business in London, and setting up a CLO programme. NN Investment Partners – Ivan Nikolov has joined as a senior portfolio manager on the Dutch asset manager’s convertible bonds (CB) team. Nikolov will work in the London office and is to report to Tarek Saber, head of CB strategies. He is to focus on supporting the NN Global Opportunities Fund. He joins from Aberdeen Asset Management.Schroders – Ashley Lester is to join the UK asset manager as its global head of research within the multi-asset and portfolio solutions business. He comes across from MSCI, where he was head of fixed income and multi-asset research. Before then, he was head of market risk research at Morgan Stanley. He will join the business in New York and report to Nico Marasi.Mercer – Martine Ferland, currently leader of the retirement business in the Europe-Pacific region, has been promoted to president of EuroPac. She succeeds Simon O’Regan, who has been named the firm’s president of North America. Ferland joined Mercer in 2011 from Towers Watson, where she was retirement business leader for Canada, and spent over a decade at Towers Perrin. Mirabaud Asset Management – Paul Schibli has been appointed as a senior portfolio manager for Swiss equities after leaving Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, where he was head of the Swiss equities team. Schibli will work alongside Patrick Huber across a range of funds and stock-picking business lines.Pioneer Investments – Angel Márquez has been hired as an institutional senior sales manager in Switzerland. Márquez will report to Switzerland head Rainer Lenzin and joins the French asset manager from Allianz Global Investors, where he was responsible for institutional and consultant business development.City Noble – Birgitta Bostrom has been appointed as an associate at the consultancy to help grow its advisory business. She moves over from Schroders, the asset manager, where she managed a team of fixed income product managers and executives.Arabesque Partners – Robert Eccles has been appointed chairman of the asset management firm, formerly part of Barclays Bank. Eccles is currently professor at Harvard Business School and is known for his work on sustainable investing and ESG research. Eccles was founding chair of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board and a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council.last_img read more

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Dodgers rally for wild win over Diamonbacks after Walker Buehler’s early exit

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The Diamondbacks no longer have power hitter and notorious Dodgers tormentor Paul Goldschmidt in their lineup – he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for a package that included Weaver – but it seemed like they did during their fourth-inning hitting barrage. Arizona had 10 batters come to the plate with shortstop Ildemaro Vargas getting two at-bats, and recorded seven hits for seven runs.Before the game, Roberts said he didn’t plan on having Buehler pitch more than five innings or exceed 100 pitches. The 24-year-old righty fell well short of that. Buehler went three-plus innings and allowed five hits, five earned runs, one walk and no strikeouts on 66 pitches.Buehler’s fastball touched 99 multiple times, but speed did him no favors against Arizona.“I just didn’t make the pitch,” said Buehler, who only had one appearance during spring training. “I’m not worried about my stuff or my arm, it’s just I didn’t set them up the right way.“I wouldn’t put too much into the spring. I got my work in. I feel good where I’m at, and obviously, keep building on that. It’s a long season.”Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Buehler ended Sunday with a 15.00 ERA. In his first full season in the majors last year, Buehler posted a 2.62 ERA with an 8-5 record.The Diamondbacks’ Yoshihisa Hirano was given the loss and Dylan Floro was awarded the win.Before blowing the 4-0 lead, Cody Bellinger’s home run to center field in the third inning made history. Bellinger’s blast was his fourth of the season, but it also marked the Dodgers’ 38th run. That set the L.A. franchise record for most runs in a four-game series. The 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers recorded 44 runs in a four-game series versus St. Louis.The Dodgers started hot by driving in three runs in the first inning after loading the bases with no outs. Alex Verdugo brought two home with a double and Kiké Hernandez recorded the first run on a sacrifice fly.The Dodgers now shift their focus to a three-game home series against the San Francisco Giants, starting Monday with left-hander Julio Urias on the mound.center_img The fun started after A.J. Pollock’s ground ball went down the first-base line to give the Dodgers a run in the eighth. They got another after the Diamondbacks’ Adam Jones bobbled it in right field. Jones’ error allowed Pollock to take third base.Muncy brought Pollock home with a sacrifice fly to take the lead. Kenley Jansen did the rest, shutting down the heart of the order to record his first save of the season.“We got to their starters, we did what we needed to do, but they gave us everything we could handle,” Roberts said about the Diamondbacks, who won Friday’s game that went 13 innings.Buehler cruised through the first three innings, but the Dodgers’ 2018 breakout star couldn’t escape trouble in the fourth and was pulled without recording an out.Buehler, who had a 4-0 lead, was rocked for three runs and later charged two more with a struggling Pedro Baez in for relief. The two runs that counted against Baez came off the bat of Arizona starting pitcher Luke Weaver, whose first career home run gave the Diamondbacks a 7-4 advantage. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, and Justin Turner celebrate with Max Muncy after scoring on a two-run triple by A.J. Pollock during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to Arizona Diamondbacks’ Wilmer Flores during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver prepares to take the mound during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, left, celebrates with Cody Bellinger, center, after both scored off a two-run double by Alex Verdugo as Chris Taylor looks on during the first inning of an baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver throws to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo hits a two-run double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver reacts after allowing a walk to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, right, celebrates with Chris Taylor after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Enrique Hernandez during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, left, celebrates with Cody Bellinger, center, after both scored off a two-run double by Alex Verdugo as Chris Taylor looks on during the first inning of an baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, foreground, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver, background right, during the third inning of an MLB baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, celebrates with Max Muncy after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of an MLB baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, celebrates with A.J. Pollock after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen, right, celebrates with Russell Martin after a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, right, celebrates with Max Muncy after an MLB baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. The Dodgers won 8-7. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits the go-ahead sacrifice fly ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, runs in a score past Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly for the game-tying run off of a two-run triple by A.J. Pollock during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, and Justin Turner celebrate with Max Muncy after scoring on a two-run triple by A.J. Pollock during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to Arizona Diamondbacks’ Wilmer Flores during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)NextShow Caption1 of 16Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to Arizona Diamondbacks’ Wilmer Flores during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts didn’t envision Walker Buehler not getting through four innings in his regular-season debut. He also didn’t envision a lot of other things that occurred during a chaotic season-opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Dodgers didn’t hit eight home runs, the way they did on Opening Day, nor did they score 18 runs, as they did on Saturday. But they needed to continue their hot hitting on Sunday to lift Buehler from the shortest start of his young career.With three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Dodgers rallied to defeat the Diamondbacks 8-7 in front of an announced crowd of 43,815 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers took the series 3-1 and scored a total of 42 runs, a Los Angeles franchise record for a four-game series.“We got a fun team,” infielder Max Muncy said about the madness that happened in the March series. “Everyone loves being here.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

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Search continues for missing Marshalltown woman who has ties to Mason City

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN — Authorities are continuing to try to find a missing Marshalltown woman who has ties to the Mason City area.The Marshalltown Police Department says 32-year-old Michelle Grommet was last seen near the Walmart in Marshalltown on March 15th. On that date, police and medical personnel had contact with Grommet after responding on a medical call where she was seen by paramedics and refused medical attention. Family members say they have not seen or heard from Grommet since that medical call.Police say Grommet has ties to Marshalltown and Mason City.If you have any information about Grommet’s location you are asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641-754-5725. Tips may also be submitted by calling 641-753-1234, or by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES or 274637. You can also go online to submit a tip at www.marshallcountycs.com .last_img read more

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