Wednesday people roundup

first_imgSociété Générale Securities Services – Jason Nabi has been appointedto the newly created position of head of financial institutions and brokers (FIB) for the UK. Reporting to Guillaume Heraud, global head of business development for financial institutions and brokers, he will be responsible for leading the business development strategy for FIB and its position across this client segment in the UK. He was previously responsible for the strategic business development of Markit’s asset servicing business.Allenbridge – Odi Lahav, chief executive, is totake over the company’s management from Karen Shackleton, currently managing director. Shackleton will, however, continue to handle her own client portfolio.Conning Asset Management – Ben Hamilton has been appointed portfolio manager in London. Hamilton, who will report to Russell Büsst, CAM’s European CIO, will assist senior portfolio managers managing fixed income portfolios for the European client base, and developing CAM’s global bond offering. Hamilton joins from Premier Asset Management, where he was assistant investment manager and research analyst for fixed income and multi-asset funds.GLG Partners – Simon Price has been appointed to the financials team. He will assume the position of asset manager, contributing to global, European and financials long/short strategies and working alongside the existing financials team of David Sanders and Stephen Holliday, with particular focus on stock-picking opportunities in the US and Japanese financials sectors. He joins from Occitan, where he was partner and global sector head for financials and macro analysis. Loyalis, State Street Global Advisors, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Société Générale Securities Services, Allenbridge, Conning Asset Management, GLG Partners Loyalis – Aad van der Klugt is to leave as a board member at Loyalis, the APG subsidiary for additional pension products. His departure follows the slimming down of the company, as a result of a changing life insurance market, as well as the transfer to APG of the Loyalis subsidiary for tailor-made administration (LMA). Van der Klugt’s responsibilities will be assumed by Peter van Wageningen, chairman of the board, and financial director Wim Vliex. State Street Global Advisors – Mark Fortier has been appointed managing director, head of global defined contribution research and product development. Fortier, most recently head of product and partner strategy at Alliance Bernstein, will be responsible for developing products that anticipate plan sponsor needs, working closely with the investment teams across SSGA to bring new DC products to market globally. He will be based in Boston, reporting to Fredrik Axsater, managing director and global head of defined contribution at SSGA.Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change – Peter Damgaard Jensen has been appointed to the board of the IIGCC. Jensen is managing director and chief executive at PKA, and was also chairman of the Danish Insurance Association from 2009 to 2013.last_img read more

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Dutch to advise drought stricken South Africa on sustainable water practices

first_imgSouth Africa is seeking the expertise of the Netherlands to help manage its scarce water resources amid a severe drought. The Netherlands plans to share centuries of knowledge and expertise around water management when it sends a delegation to South Africa this week.With more than a quarter of the Netherlands below sea level and 60 percent of the country classified flood-prone, the Dutch are no strangers to dealing with water-related threats.The Dutch delegation will explore issues of water quality, sanitation, water scarcity, and water safety both in terms of rain and flooding.South Africa is currently facing a water crisis with five provinces being declared drought disaster areas, which is threatening food security in the country.The country is looking elsewhere for sustainable solutions as continues to battle a shortage of water.last_img read more

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Hancock County runners brave weather for 122nd Boston Marathon

first_img Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. ELLSWORTH — Nine runners from Hancock County braved inclement weather Monday to cross the finish line at the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon.A total of 29,978 runners registered for the race, and roughly 25,000 finished. Of those finishers, 151 were from Maine. Bradford Eslin of Bucksport was the top local finisher with a time of 3 hours, 8 minutes, 16 seconds. That finish was good enough to give Eslin placements of 3,029th nationally and 17th among Maine runners.The top female finisher locally was Bar Harbor’s Rebeccah Geib, who placed 46th in the state and 7,664th nationally. Geib crossed the finish line in 3:29:01.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRunners took extra precautions to ensure they were prepared for the weather. Wind gusts were as high as 25 mph during the race, and the temperature of 43 degrees combined with constant rain made conditions even less ideal.“There were people wearing layers on top, fleece-lined tights or whatever else you could think of,” Bar Harbor’s Melissa Ossanna said. “It still didn’t seem like enough at times.”As a result of the weather, which offered a stark contrast from last year’s bright, sunny day of 70 degrees throughout New England’s largest metropolitan area on race day, finishing times for runners of all abilities were among the highest they’ve been in decades,. The rain and cold in particular also put runners at risk of hypothermia. “I’d dropped out from marathons twice in the past because of deep hypothermia, and I didn’t want that to happen again,” Ossanna said. “I was hoping to finish the race with a time that would qualify me for Boston again next year, but that was a hard goal for everybody out there with how nasty the weather was. … I was happy just to finish.” Other local finishers were Henry Jao of Hancock, Margaret Stack of Blue Hill, Jim Newett and Andrew Tiemann of Ellsworth, Michael Westphal of Cranberry Isles and Elissa Haskell of Stonington. Ossanna said she and many of the other local runners received numerous messages of support before, during and after their journeys.“We’re a tight-knit running community both here on the island and throughout Maine, really,” Ossanna said. “It was great to see how many people were supporting us and following us.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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Guyana coalition backs Granger for president

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, – President David Granger seems to have the backing of the members of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) as it prepares for a possible regional and general election in March this year.The granger coalition collapsed last month after then government backbencher, Charrandass Persaud, on December 21 backed a motion of no confidence filed by the general secretary of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagde.The decision by Persaud, a former member of the Alliance for Change (AFC), the second biggest member in the coalition, meant that regional and general elections are likely by March this year in keeping with the Guyana Constitution. The coalition had enjoyed a one seat majority in the 65-member National Assembly.The High Court is expected to give a ruling by month-end as the government seeks to challenge the validity of the votes cast in the National Assembly.Amma Ally, the general secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the biggest member of the coalition and Granger’s own party, said despite orchestrated rumors and untruths regarding the health of the incumbent he is still considered “fit and proper” for a second term and “the PNCR endorses his candidature.”Granger is in Cuba undergoing medical treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and his doctors there have said he continues to respond well to the treatment and should make a full recovery.Ally said the party looks forward to be under his guidance for a second term and urged Guyanese to vote for vision, development, cordiality, selfless work and enjoy the good life.“We are also cognisant of his discipline and in no way can he be deemed as a corrupt leader. He possesses the necessary qualities that are required to be a country’s leader. He has constantly been active in cleaning up the 23 years of mess which the PPP put our country in,” Ally added.Another coalition party, the National Front Alliance (NFA) said it too would be supporting Granger.“We look forward to the opportunity to reaffirm our support for him. We did have our executive meeting earlier in the year, coming out in support of that,” said NFA executive member, Keith Scott, who is also Minister of Labor.“The people of this country trust President Granger, he has the right discipline. He has been very democratic in his dealings since he has acceded to power, and that is the kind of person that we need to bring healing in this society.”The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, said he sees no reason for his party to be swayed from President Granger as the candidate.“He’s a very upright person, very principled. No one can point a finger at him in relations to personal corruption, he’s really a model citizen, and we’ll be in support,” said Roopnaraine.Granger, who led the coalition to victory in 2015, will face Irfaan Ali,  who last weekend, said that he was “extremely humbled” with the party’s decision to pick him to lead it into the next election.last_img read more

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