Mirae Asset Global Investments Group – The emerging market equities specialist has hired Jad Shams to the newly created role of head of MENA sales. Based in London, Shams will be responsible for building the firm’s sales distribution network across the region. He was formerly a director with Natixis Global Asset Management in Dubai, a senior investment adviser at Credit Agricole Asset Management in Abu Dhabi and a vice-president at Deutsche Asset Management in Frankfurt.M&G Investments – Claudia Calich has been appointed manager of the M&G Emerging Markets Bond fund, formerly managed by Mike Riddell, who will remain on the fund as deputy manager. For much of the last decade, Calich, who joined in October, worked at Invesco in New York, most recently as head of emerging market debt.State Street Global Advisors – SSgA has appointed three research analysts to its fundamental equity team. Robert Allen joins from private equity firm International Investment and Underwriting, while Eoin Ó hÓgáin joins from Centrica. James Savage joins from Depfa Bank.ING Investment Management International – Marcin Adamczyk joins has senior portfolio manager for emerging market debt (EMD) local currency, based in The Hague. He joins from Dutch fiduciary manager MN, where he was a senior EMD fund manager.Oddo Asset Management – Laurent Denize, currently a senior manager at Oddo Asset Management, has been appointed co-CIO. He will start in her new role on 1 December. He will take responsibility for investment management alongside chief executive Nicolas Chaput.Altius Associates – Rhonda Ryan has been appointed as a partner and head of investment for the EMEA region. She was previously managing director and head of the private funds group for Europe at Pinebridge Investments. Before then, she was head of private equity at Insight Investment.Alceda – Silvia Wagner has been appointed managing director at Alceda Fund Management in Luxembourg, subject to regulator approval. She will be responsible for Structuring & Portfolio Management, Finance & Controlling and Central Administration. Prior to joining, she was head of DWS Distribution Services and a member of the managing board at DWS Finanz-Service.Trinity Street Asset Management – Pauline Stuart has been appointed institutional business director, joining from BNY Mellon Asset Management, where she was executive director of institutional business for the EMEA region. Sean Landers has also been appointed institutional business director, most recently working at BMO Capital Markets, where he set up its US equity sales platform in the UK.Carbon Tracker Initiative – Anthony Hobley has been appointed chief executive at the London-based financial think tank. Hobley, a partner at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and global head of its sustainability and climate change practice, will formally take the reins on 1 February. Länsförsäkringar, AP3, Schroders, Pioneer Investments, Mirae Asset Global Investments Group, M&G Investments, State Street Global Advisors, ING Investment Management International, Oddo Asset Management, Altius Associates, Alceda, Trinity Street Asset Management, Carbon Tracker InitiativeLänsförsäringar – The pension fund is planning to sign the UN Principles for Responsible Investment in 2014 and has hired Christina Kusoffsky Hillesöy to head up its responsible investment efforts. She joins from AP3, one of the Swedish national buffer funds, where she was head of communications and sustainable investments. She will join Länsförsäkringar on 1 March 2014 and report to finance director Cecilia Ardström. Ardström said Kusoffsky Hillesöy had been the driver behind the successful work on sustainable investments at AP3 and that, with her on board, Länsförsäkringar would sign the UNPRI next year.Schroders – The company has set up an in-house convertible bond team in Zurich. Peter Reinmuth, the fund manager of Schroder ISF Global Convertible Bond and Asian Convertible Bond; Martin Kuehle, product specialist for the two funds; and Urs Reiter, senior convertibles trader; have all transferred to the company. Damien Vermonet has also been appointed as convertible bond fund manager, joining from Acropole AM.Pioneer Investments – Matthias Inderbitzin has been appointed senior wholesale sales manager for Switzerland. He joins from Dendro Partners in Zurich. Before then, he served as head of sales at Falcon Private Bank and senior sales manager of German institutional clients at Lombard Odier & CIE.
Tobin was sent off almost immediately after coming on following a tangle with Banner wing back Pat O’Connor.Limerick will play host to Tipp in the Munster Senior Hurling semi-final on June 21st.Ex All Ireland winner with Clare Jamsie O’Connor says subs getting involved in confrontation as soon as they come off the bench is something that needs to stop.
Share Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon The impact of stake reductions on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) is continuing to have a ‘profound impact’ upon UK bookmakers as the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) anticipates further shop closures by the end of the year.The statement comes after retailers and unions have urged the government to take action over the rate of shop closures on UK high streets, as new data indicates that the number of vacant shops is rising at its fastest pace in nearly a decade.In a statement, the ABB explained: “We anticipate a significant number of betting shop closures by the end of this year (2019) – further compounding the crisis facing Britain’s high-streets. “While we accept the government’s decision to reduce stakes on gaming machines in betting shops, the decision is having a profound impact on retail betting and their staff. We support calls by retailers for the government to take action to help all businesses on our high streets.”Analysis carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and high street analysts the Local Data Company (LDC) has shown that 16 stores closed each day in the first half of 2019 while only nine opened. UK bookmakers have already suggested that a number of their stores could disappear from the high street, with William Hill estimating 700 shops could close, and GVC predicting a figure of 900.At the time of the FOBT legislation being discussed, the ABB issued a statement warning that the move to reduce the stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2 would lead to a number of job losses across the UK betting industry.
Emigoh Ghana Ltd, producers of Yomi Yoghurt, stunned the El Wak Stadium after winning the coveted Men’s Football trophy at the #JoySports Invitational on Saturday.The company also ended the day with a win of the CEO’s Center-to-Goal Shootout. Emigoh won both trophies to see off competition from 13 other crack teams.”We are very, very excited about this. I do recall we mentioned that we were here to show something remarkable, and also we said our formation was going to be innovative. And here we are!” said Stephen Eku, the company chief executive officer, who won the center-to-goal competition. EMIGOH have thus dethroned Team Multimedia as the defending champion of the men’s football competition.The most credible and reliable corporate games in Ghana, the Joy Sports Invitational has seen increasing participation in the last nine years. CEOs and staff swooped on to the El Wak Stadium from as early as 6am. Unlike in previous years, the Games started very early and on time, with charged jama sessions from almost all 14 teams. There were several games to contest : Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Table tennis, Unisex relay, 100m dash (men) and 50m dash (women).—The winnersMen’s 100m – Ebenezer Owoo (McDan Shipping, pictured below) Unisex basketball – NestleUnisex volleyball – NestleLadies 50m Dash – Juliana Aryee (Unirob, below pictured) Ladies Penalty Shootout – Sapholda Ventures (below pictured)CEO’s center-to-goal: Stephen Eku, EMIGOH Ghana Ltd (below pictured)Team Spirit Award – Nestle *The 2016 Joy Sports Invitational (JSI 2016) was a well-patronised event that continued a rich, decade-long tradition of bringing corporate Ghana together to ease off the working stress in a productive way.There were 14 companies present, taking part in eight different disciplines.– PHOTOS: How 14 teams jama to provide an amazing experience CLICK HERE FOR THE SPORTY, STUNNING LADIES AT THE EVENTCLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF THE CEOS AND BRANDS WHO MADE THE EVENT A SUCCESS*Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag —
The Black Stars of Ghana marked a return of coach Kwasi Appiah with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Ethiopia in a Group F AFCON 2019 qualifier at the Kumasi Sports Stadium.It was a must win match for a team that has lost favour with its football-mad supporters and on a rainy Sunday afternoon, the Stars strolled on the partly soggy pitch, turned the qualifier into a training session and reduced Ethiopia to rags.If the victory was phenomenal, the statement behind the victory was even more glorious.Appiah made changes to the squad, handing starting roles to three debutants, Lumor Agbenyenu, Raphael Dwamena and Thomas Agyepong, a brave decision to make on his return to the team but each one of them showed on the day, their selection was on merit.Raphael Dwamena snuffed out a brace in the second half with Agbenyenu and Agyepong providing assists in a total team performance.It was captain Asamoah Gyan who began the demolition exercise with a header from close range in the early embers of the game, taking his goal tally to 50, the highest any Ghanaian player has scored. John Boye, who has been heavily criticised in the past got onto the scoring sheet shortly after Gyan’s opener with a goal, too good for a rugged defender.Latching onto an incisive header in the vital area, Boye with his back turned to the opponents goal, made a magical turn before releasing a bullet into the roof of the net for the Stars’ second goal.Ebenezer Ofori capped a great performance on the day with a goal of breathtaking genius when he drilled home from 20 yards.In a group that has Sierra Leone and Kenya, the Black Stars go joint top with Sierra Leone who also beat Kenya by 2 goals 1.