Robeco, JP Morgan Asset Management, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Cardano, Aon Hewitt, Edmond De Rothschild, Allianz Global Investors, Kames, PwC, Prevanto, Swisscanto, Infranode, Spence & Partners, Russell, CatellaJP Morgan Asset Management – Patrick Thomson has been promoted to head of institutional clients, retaining his role as global head of sovereign clients. He has previously worked at Ivy Asset Management and served in the British Army for five years.Robeco – David Steyn has been named as replacement for the company’s outgoing chief executive Roderick Munsters. Steyn has previously worked for Aberdeen Asset Management and AllianceBernstein.Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management – Mital Mathwani has joined the company’s passive investment division as director, based in Birmingham. Mathwani joins from BlackRock, and worked at Barclays Global Investors before its acquisition, more recently working on the company’s iShares products. Cardano – Tony Baily has been hired as client director, joining from Aon Hewitt. Bailey, an actuary, has spent his career to date working for Bacon & Woodrow, Hewitt and latterly Aon Hewitt within its investment advisory business. Edmond De Rothschild Asset Management – Daniel Lee has joined as director of UK wholesale from Allianz Global Investors. Lee spent nearly two years at Allianz as sales director and before then was head of UK discretionary sales at Cazenove Capital. He has also worked at Old Mutual Asset Managers and Britannic Asset Management. Kames Capital – Grace Le has been named investment-grade bond manager, joining the firm’s Edinburgh office from PwC in London. Gresham House Asset Management – Rupert Robinson has been announced as managing director. Prior to joining Gresham House, Robinson was chief executive of Schoders Private Bank, and has worked at Rothschild Asset Management. Prevanto – After a friendly management buyout, the existing consultancy team at Swisscanto has formed the independent consultancy Prevanto. Stephan Wyss is managing director in Zurich, while Michèle Mottu Stella runs the business in Lausanne and Patrick Spuhler the business in Basel. The buyout follows last year’s acquisition of Swisscanto by Züricher KantonalbankInfranode – Aleksi Rajakasi has been appointed country lead for Finland, joining from Fortum Distribution. Spence & Partners – Martha Quinn has joined as a consultant after two years at Burness Paull. Quinn previously worked at Brodies, Berwin Leighton Paisner and, more recently, Dalriada Trustees. Russell Investments – Elise Cardon has been named portfolio manager within the global currency team, joining from Optim Invest. She has also previously worked at JP Morgan and State Street Global Advisors.Catella – Markus Holmstrand has been named CFO at the Swedish property advisory company. He was previously the firm’s group business controller and has worked as a controller at both Haldex and SCA Group.
Wow. My last column. The traditional sign of retirement as a Herald sports editor. It has surely been an interesting ride. I came to Wisconsin from Tennessee to swim on the UW team, and now I’m leaving as one of the Herald’s few female sports editors.I’m going to be honest — I started writing for the paper because I thought non-revenue sports deserved more attention. And as you can see, I have certainly upheld my objective over the years.Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would end up where I am now. I don’t know if that is a sign of achievement, but writing for the Herald has truly been an interesting honor.Sports journalism is certainly not always a place for women. Indeed, I wish more females would cover sports. But in reality, it’s a man’s world. I can’t count how many times I got asked what that palm tree on my pink polo meant.It’s not that I’m complaining. After all, being the only female other than Erin Andrews to cover a basketball game at times was quite exciting.But for some reason, women just seem to shy away from covering sports in general. Instead, we get placed on the sidelines to cover injuries or to broadcast the WNBA and college softball games.It will not be soon, but the day a female journalist becomes famous for something other than a Joe Namath drunken comment will truly be an amazing day in history.I don’t know if it’s the stereotype that women are supposed to shy away from sports, or the fact that women just hate sports, but it’s 2006, not 1956.I cringe every time I hear a female student ask, “What’s a first down?” at a football game. The “play dumb” attitude is getting old and it is giving all of us a bad rep.Females are smart, intelligent and most of us do love sports.But again, why have I been the only female to write regularly for the Herald in the past semester? That is a question I wish I could answer.Women enjoy sports just as much as men. It’s the excitement and drama of the sport that intrigues all of us. Sports have the ability to bring us together. It’s a love and a passion that is deep within every sports fan.Sports are a bonding experience. Yet, time after time, women “play dumb” around men when the game is on.Ladies, trust me, men like it when you are knowledgeable in athletics. You don’t have to memorize the past recipients of the Heisman award, or know the entire Brewers infield by heart, but everyone appreciates purely respecting and having a general idea of how the sport is played.I came here with a roommate who hated football. After all, she was from Detroit. One month after dragging her to Camp Randall for UW games and forcing her to watch Titan games on television quickly changed her attitude. Now she owns a Barry Sanders jersey.Oh, and not once did she ask me, “What’s a first down?”Someday, things will change. We all have the passion inside us. I just wish females would express it more.For now, all I can do is reflect on the past year.And man, was it sick.Shannon is a senior graduating in 15 days. She can be contacted for a few more weeks at firstname.lastname@example.org.