Wednesday people roundup

first_imgPGGM Investments, KAS Bank, LGPS Advisory Board, Janus Capital, Legg Mason, Aviva Investors, Spence & Partners, International Accounting Standards BoardPGGM Investments – Michel Braber has been appointed risk manager at PGGM Investments, the €182bn asset manager for the healthcare pension fund PFZW. He joins from custodian KAS Bank, where he has been adviser for institutional risk management since 2011. He has also served as a member of the investment committee of the company’s pension fund.LGPS Advisory Board – Roger Phillips has been named chairman of the advisory board for local government pension schemes (LGPS) in England and Wales. Phillips, deputy to inaugural chair Joanne Segars, is a former leader of Herefordshire Council and has also chaired the Local Government Association’s pensions committee.Janus Capital – Chris Justice has been promoted to COO and head of Europe. He was previously based in Hong Kong as head of strategic initiatives for the APAC and EMEA regions. Prior to joining Janus in 2013, Justice was managing director at Quam in Hong Kong, where he led a team of research analysts and asset managers. Legg Mason – Rick Andrews has been appointed head of international marketing. He joins from Aviva Investors, where he was most recently a consultant, leading the reorganisation of the Global Business Development function.Spence & Partners – Simon Cohen has been appointed head of investment at the UK actuarial and consultancy firm. Cohen became a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2000. He has worked for three major consultancies, holding senior roles in investment consulting and management positions. International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) – Takatsugu Ochi has been appointed for a second three-year term, while Pat Finnegan is set to retire. Ochi has previously served as assistant general manager of the financial resources management group at Sumitomo Corporation and as a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee. Finnegan was appointed to the board in July 2009, having previously served as director of the Financial Reporting Policy Group at the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity, as well as a former managing director at Moody’s Corporate Finance Group.last_img read more

“Celebrating our successes, building our tomorrow” speaks volumes as there is much to celebrate in Castle Bruce

first_img Tweet Ms. Jacinta Bannis addressing the second edition of the Castle Bruce Family and Friends Reunion.Local Coordinator of the Castle Bruce Family and Friends Reunion 2011, Jacinta Bannis in her address at the opening ceremony said the theme; “Celebrating our successes, building our tomorrow” speaks volumes as there is much to celebrate in Castle Bruce.“Our theme, “Celebrating our successes, building our tomorrow” speaks volumes. Castle Bruce has much to celebrate, many of our sons and daughters who hold prestigious positions in institutions and organizations overseas,” she said.Ms. Bannis highlighted the achievements of several community members, some of whom have travelled abroad but still remain connected to Castle Bruce. Some of which she highlighted were Pius Bannis who received one of the top five federal employees award in the United States last year, Davidson Dubique a young farmer, Augustus Prevost, Irma Lockhart and Jefferson Drigo for their contribution to Sports, as well as Mrs. Rita Mingo, a centenarian who still walks to the Credit Union and conduct her business.Meantime, Cuthbert Joseph, a member of the Diaspora and Dentist Hygienist by profession, encouraged villagers to criticize less and make a meaningful contribution towards the success of the community.Mr. Cuthbert Joseph, Keynote Speaker addressing the reunion.“I know what it is like; many times we want to give up it is not worth it we say, we do all the hard work and in the end there are those that are standing by and all they can do is criticize. They always know what we can do better but no one wants to step up to the plate……..We always want to criticize but nobody says “don’t give up, take heart your work is not going in vain.”Mr. Joseph also thanked the committee members for their perseverance as the reunion would not have been possible without the hard work which they put into it.The second edition of the Castle Bruce Family and Friends Reunion 2011, under the patronage of His Excellency President of Dominica, Dr. Nicholas Liverpool and Mrs. Liverpool and other members of the Cabinet, officially began this afternoon with an opening ceremony at the Reunion Centre in Castle Bruce, followed by an Exhibition and a Kubuli Big Truck jam.President of Dominica His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool speaking with centenarian Rita Mingo.An Ecumenical Service, Health Fair, Hike of Segment Five of the Waitukubuli National Trail, Diaspora Community Link-up, Meeting with the Cabinet, Sporting activities, and a Grand Dance among others are expected to form part of the reunion activities which climax on Sunday 14th August, 2011.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews “Celebrating our successes, building our tomorrow” speaks volumes as there is much to celebrate in Castle Bruce by: – August 6, 2011 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more