Bridgeland joins Avida to help expand footprint in UK pensions

first_imgSally Bridgeland, the former chief executive of the BP Pension Trustees, is joining the UK team of Dutch governance and outsourcing advisers Avida International in October in the role of senior adviser.The firm said Bridgeland, who left the £19bn (€24bn) UK corporate pension fund at the beginning of April, would “support Avida in shaping its services to expand its footprint in the UK pension fund market”.Commenting on why she had decided to take on the role at Avida, Bridgeland said: “I’ve been impressed by the investment governance expertise Avida can bring to bear and look forward to working with them.”She said the UK institutional investment market was set for big changes as it continued to mature. “There is a lot we can learn from how the Dutch have tackled the associated challenges,” she added.Bridgeland joined BP Pension Trustees in 2007 after working at Aon Hewitt and its predecessor Bacon & Woodrow for 20 years.She has non-executive roles at EDHEC, FTSE and the Worshipful Company of Actuaries. After she left the BP scheme, she said that it had been time to move on, and that she was going to talk to people in the pensions industry to see what the options were.Avida’s UK managing director Bart Heenk said the firm was delighted someone of Bridgeland’s calibre was joining the team.He said she would bring a lot of pension governance experience with her, allowing Avida to take on more projects and helping pension funds improve their operational efficiency.last_img read more

Yankees continue home-run streak, set club record

first_imgDJ LeMahieu hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning to help cut Houston’s lead.  The Yankees tied the previous mark Saturday and then broke the record against the Astros one day later.By coincidence, it was No. 26 who helped the team reach the new record. Related News Giancarlo Stanton finally dents RBI column in injury-plagued season The Yankees set a new club record Sunday.New York hit a home run in its 26th straight game, moving it past the 1941 team for the most in franchise history.center_img MLB wrap: Yankees tie franchise record by hitting home run in 25th straight game HR Streak: 2⃣6⃣Thanks to #⃣2⃣6⃣— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 23, 2019The Yankees ended up dropping the game, 9-4, but still remain in control of the American League East.They will enter their next series against the Blue Jays with a 49-27 record and five games ahead of the second-place Rays.last_img read more