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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111 villages poised to get ‘drug-cleared’ status

first_img* activeinvolvement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials in anti-drugactivities According toDirector Alex Tablate of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region6, lead agency of the committee, some applicant barangays failed to meet theparameters set by the Dangerous Drugs Board, particularly the requirement onthe rehabilitation of drug surrenderers. * absence ofclandestine drug laboratories, warehouses, marijuana cultivation sites Of the 111barangays, 57 were from the provinces of Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Capiz,Aklan, Antique, and Bacolod City; 38 were from the province of Iloilo (out of49 applicant barangays); and 16 from Iloilo City (out of 119 applicantbarangays). * no drugtransit or transshipment activity Otherparameters that barangays must meet to achieve a drug-cleared status are: Regarding the 111barangays, Tablate said, “Recommendation palang ‘’yan. May mga monitoring pa atfurther validation.” * operation ofvoluntary and compulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desk/PN Tablate expressedmisgivings yesterday over the non-attendance of some municipal mayors in thedeliberations and for not supporting their police forces’ campaign againstillegal drugs. “We will writeletters to the mayors na hindi nag-attend.Nagpapakita lang na hindi sila seriousin the drug-clearing drive. Sana namanhuwag nilang i-asa lahat sa mga pulis kasi ang dami na nilang trabaho.Magpakita naman sila ng suporta,” added Tablate. *non-availability of illegal drugscenter_img During thecommittee’s meeting yesterday at Casa Real de Iloilo, 111 out of 263 barangayswhich applied to secure a favorable declaration hurdled the committee’sscrutiny. Philippine Drug Enforcement Region 6 director Alex Tablate. PN FILE PHOTO Local chief executivesmust be present in the deliberations so they could speak about their townsvis-à-vis the antidrug campaign, said Tablate. * absence ofdrug dens, pushers and users, protectors or financiers The 16barangays in Iloilo City were Bonifacio Tanza, Liberation and San Felix in theCity Proper; Arguelles, Buhang, Buntatala, Dungon A, and Montinola in Jarodistrict; Bantud and Burgos Mabini Plaza from La Paz district; Cochero,Infante, North Fundidor, San Pedro, and Tap-oc in Molo district; and JalandoniEstate in Lapuz district. ILOILO City –One hundred and 11 barangays in Western Visayas have been recommended fordeclaration as drug-cleared by the regional oversight committee on thegovernment’s campaign against illegal drugs. The nextdeliberation of the committee is on April 23. More barangays in the region are expectedto apply. * conduct ofdrug awareness, preventive education and information campaign Western Visayashas a total of 4,051 barangays. The committee has already declared asdrug-cleared 3,127 barangays (77.20 percent of the total).last_img read more

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Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said yesterday that she has not felt supported by other women in sport.The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800-metre title at the world championships in September after the Swiss Federal Tribunal reversed a ruling that temporarily lifted testosterone regulations imposed on her.“Since I have been in sport I have never really felt very supported, I’ve never felt recognised mostly by women,” said Semenya during a women’s conference in Johannesburg where she was the headline speaker.Semenya is appealing the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling that supported regulations introduced by the sport’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).These say that XY chromosome athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) can race in distances from 400m to a mile only if they take medication to reach a reduced testosterone level.Despite the IAAF receiving support from some current and former athletes, the decision to reduce testosterone levels in women’s athletics has also attracted criticism from human rights organisations. The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in support of Semenya in March.“I think it comes more into the international stage when you see your own rivals come with this … what can I call it … these rude responses in terms of me competing against them,” said Semenya.British runner Lynsey Sharp said in May that she had received death threats for past comments she made about the South African.Semenya, who was greeted by cheers at the conference, said she still saw herself as a middle distance runner.“Whoever is going to stop me from running is going to have to drag me out of the track,” Semenya said.The 28-year-old said she was undecided about whether she would switch to longer distances or pursue a career in another sport.“In terms of changing events I haven’t decided anything about moving up or moving down. I still consider myself a middle distance runner,” Semenya said.last_img read more

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Syracuse adds 6-foot-2 Czech forward Veronika Vorackova to freshman class

first_img Published on July 17, 2018 at 10:55 am Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse bolstered an already top-10 recruiting class with the addition of Veronika Vorackova, per a SU Athletics release Tuesday. Vorackova was recently named Most Valuable Player of Division B at the recently completed Under-20 European Championships. She averaged 11.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game to lead the Czech Republic to a gold medal.center_img At 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women, Vorackova played with the Czech Republic senior national team. She was the youngest player in that tournament. Vorackova has also competed at the U16 and U18 levels for her country. She played club basketball for USK Praha in the Czech Republic.SU’s incoming recruiting class already featured a McDonald’s All-American in Emily Engstler and another U20 national team player in French guard Kadiatou Sissoko. Now, along with two other commits, Hillsman adds the 19-year-old Vorackova to a team that has made the NCAA tournament six years running and returns all five of its starters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

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