Universal Investment – Ulrich Köhne, a member of Union Asset Management Holding’s management board, is to leave the company at the end of the month for personal reasons. Until a replacement for Köhne is named, his responsibilities for infrastructure and fund management will be shared by the remaining management. Köhne has been with the company since 1999.Eaton Vance Management – Hattie Burgess Franklin has been appointed institutional business development director for the UK. Franklin has more than 10 years’ experience within the UK institutional market, having held similar roles at Hermes Investment Management and Governance for Owners. Eaton Vance Management International is a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Management and the international arm of Eaton Vance, with principal offices in London and Singapore.Vanguard Asset Management – Steve Charlton has been appointed manager of Vanguard’s defined contribution proposition for Europe. He joins from Mercer, where he was most recently a principal within the consultancy’s DC leadership team. Before then, he worked at consulting firms Punter Southall and Towers Perrin.Affiliated Managers Group – Rob Geeraets has been appointed director and head of distribution for the Benelux countries. He joins from F&C Netherlands, where he was sales director, responsible for covering all institutional client segments. Before then, he held institutional marketing roles at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch and Kas Bank.Financial Reporting Council – Chris Hodge has been appointed executive director of strategy. He will have overall responsibility for the strategic direction and public perception of the FRC in the UK and internationally. Hodge joined the FRC in 2004 and is currently director of corporate governance.Sackers – The UK law firm for pension scheme trustees and sponsors has appointed Oliver Topping as a newly qualified associate. He joins from Slaughter and May, where he undertook his training contract. Separately, Dan Robson has joined the business development and marketing team from SJ Berwin.Franklin Templeton Investments – Peter Vincent has been appointed head of alternative sales for Europe. He joins from Fauchier Partners, where he was responsible for institutional business development and client relations in the UK and Ireland. He also held previous roles at Swiss Re, UFJ International and Bankers Trust. Alternative Investment Management Association, London Pensions Fund Authority, BlackRock, Universal Investment, Eaton Vance Management, Vanguard Asset Management, Affiliated Managers Group, Financial Reporting Council, Sackers, Franklin Templeton InvestmentsAlternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) – The hedge fund industry association has appointed Jack Inglis as chief executive. He joins from Barclays, where he was a member of the global executive committee for Prime Services and was previously chief executive at Ferox Capital between 2007 and 2010. He also spent 16 years at Morgan Stanley, where he was co-head of European prime brokerage from 2003 to 2007. The appointment follows the announcement in June that current chief executive Andrew Baker was stepping down.London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) – Robert Vandersluis – GlaxoSmithKline’s director of global pension investments – has been appointed to the board as a non-executive director. His previous roles include senior positions at Affinity Sutton Group and Ford Credit Europe Bank. In addition, he has served on the boards of five organisations, including the Pensions Trust. The LPFA has also announced that Michael Cassidy retired from the board at the end of September following the completion of his second and final term.BlackRock – Rachel Lord has been appointed head of iShares for the EMEA region. She replaces Joe Linhares, who, after three years leading the business in Europe, will return to the US to assume a new role as global head of BlackRock’s Platinum Client programme. Lord joins from Citigroup, where she was global head of corporate equity derivatives. Before then, she spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley.
(File Photo)(Hoosier Ag Today) — The crop tour that went through Indiana last week did not swing through southern counties, but this area of the state is expecting good harvest results. There were times this year when Southern Indiana was too wet and times when it was too dry, but in the end the crops have done very well.According to Steve Gauck, agronomist with Beck’s, “Corn is pretty much made; the rains of the past few days have really finished it off well. Soybeans will need another rain, but there are a lot of pods and good branching; the crop looks good.”Gauck says, while yield estimates central and north are setting records, Southern Indiana crops may not set records but will be very respectable, “In some of the hand checks I have done, we have seen corn fields that range from 160 bpa to 270.” He added Southern Indiana will not see the top end breakouts like northern fields are seeing on the good ground, but it is the average ground in southern counties that is producing solid yields this year.About 46% of Southern Indiana corn has dented. Despite the lack of growing degree days, Gauck told HAT harvest is expected to begin in Mid-September, “We were fortunate this year, our stands look good and, even with the cool spring, guys got their planters up and rolling and did a great job of getting the crop in. Getting the crop off to a good start has really led to higher yields as the season has progressed.”Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Rob Wasson says warm temperatures and a chance of rain will be in the Indiana forecast for the rest of the week. “A slow-moving, cold front is starting to enter the Ohio Valley,” said Wasson. “It’ll take its time pushing through the state on Wednesday and, as it does, showers and thunderstorms will develop along that boundary. The front will settle just south of Indiana on Thursday, leaving most of the region dry and mild. The front pushes back northward as a warm front on Friday giving farmers another chance of rain. Unsettled weather is expected over the weekend with more showers and storms.” The extended, two week forecast calls for seasonal temperatures and rainfall across the entire state. The long range 30 day outlooks shows near average temps and rains over the entire Midwest.
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of clash against Pakistan to be held at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. Stoinis is suffering from a side strain and Mitchell Marsh has been brought as a replacement in the Aussies squad.The all-rounder has played all the three games for his team and picked up the injury during the match against India at The Kennington Oval on Sunday.Australian skipper Aaron Finch during the press conference said, “Marcus Stoinis has a bit of a side strain. He won’t be available for tomorrow. So we’re going to have to juggle around especially that allrounder spot’’.Also read | Who can replace injured Shikhar Dhawan in India’s World Cup 2019 squad? Know hereTalking about the upcoming encounter, match number 17, on one hand, five-time world champs Australia has played three matches as of now and has won two out of three games.On the other hand, Pakistan has played two games and tasted both a win and a defeat while their third match against Sri Lanka got washed out and the teams shared one point each. Talking statistically, Australia and Pakistan has faced each other nine times in the World Cup where Aussies has managed to win five games while the 1992 world champs has won on four occasions.Also read | ICC World Cup 2019: Australia vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Playing XIIf you like to play Fantasy sports game, then, you may want to check out our possible Playing XI for the upcoming game.
PRESIDENT of the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) Levi Nedd has confirmed that the national team will be selected as early as January 2020, to prepare for a number of events next year.Last weekend’s ‘Spike-Down 2K19’, which was a collaboration between the National Sports Commission (NSC), the GVF and a pair of University of Guyana (UG) second year Law students; witnessed a collective calling for the immediate resuscitation of the sport.Speaking with Chronicle Sport, Nedd said he was thrilled over the support shown by the three counties – Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara – as well as Director of Sport Chris Jones and the Government of Guyana; who helped to put on one of the better senior tournaments at the National Gymnasium in recent times.“They (the government) have been consistent in their support of the GVF; they have continued to support and they have pledged to do so in the future so I’m pleased about that,” Nedd stated.While the crown was won by the more experienced Young Achievers side, a number of junior players turned up to compete against a seasoned roster of players and Nedd lauded their courage and dedication. “I’m happy that young players have participated in the tournament especially those younger than 20, which shows volleyball can continue to grow”.As for 2020, the GVF head pointed towards January as an important month for the Federation, as they will be looking to form their national squad and immediately begin the training/gelling process.The team will compete in a number of local and overseas senior competitions throughout next year while the GVF will continue to spread their ongoing coaching clinics across Guyana.Nedd further thanked the executives of the GVF for supporting the resuscitation of the sport hinting at a possible female festival tournament to wrap up 2019, once player availability and time permit. (Clifton Ross)