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

The Final Word: Maryland blasts Syracuse, 63-20

first_img Published on September 7, 2019 at 10:40 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Syracuse lost its first game of the 2019 season against Maryland in a 63-20 destruction of the Orange. SU’s offense allowed nine touchdowns in the loss and the Orange host No. 1 Clemson in their first home game of the season next week.Our beat writers discussed the loss from Maryland.center_img Commentslast_img

ICC clears bowling action of Bangladesh’s Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed and spinner Arafat Sunny to bowl in international matches after finding their remodelled bowling actions to be legal.The bowling actions of Sunny and Taskin have been found to be legal, and both bowlers can now resume bowling in international cricket, effective immediately, an ICC media statement said on Friday.Bangladesh announced a 13-man squad for the first two One-Dayers of the Afghanistan series, which starts on Sunday, and left a spot reserved for Taskin in case he gets the nod from ICC. (Also read: Bangladesh have seriously talented bunch of players: Courtney Walsh)With the ban on his bowling lifted, Taskin is now available for the Afghanistan One-Dayers. The selectors, however, wanted to give Sunny, who was kept out of the 20-man pool announced ahead of the final squad, more time to get used to his new action.Taskin and Sunny were reported for suspect illegal action after Bangladesh’s World Twenty20 opener against the Netherlands in Dharamsala earlier this year.After independent assessments in Chennai, ICC barred both the bowlers from bowling in international cricket for illegal actions on Mar 19.The Bangladesh Cricket Board then appealed against the ban on Taskin two days later but the judicial commissioner upheld the suspension following a review hearing. (Also read: Bangladesh call up uncapped Mosaddek for first two Afghanistan ODIs)The duo then returned home to begin working on remodelled actions while Taskin played for Abahani in the Dhaka Premier League. advertisementTo stay a bit more focused on remodelling his action, Sunny did not play the first portion of the league, joining the tournament midway.They kept on working on their actions even after the league had ended. BCB later tested out their actions with 2D cameras. (Also read: England’s James Anderson could be rested in Bangladesh, India Test series)After the specialists were satisfied with the results, they were sent to Brisbane for ICC’s assessment, which took place on Sep 8.Before this Bangladesh spinners Abdur Razzak and Sohag Gazi, too, returned from ICC imposed bans after remedied actions.last_img read more