Amundi – Fabrice Bay has been appointed as a senior portfolio manager on a global equities strategy at the French asset manager. Bay will now report to Nicholas Melhuish, head of global equities. He joins from Martin Currie. Before then, he worked at GLG Partners as a hedge fund manager and had roles with Deutsche Wealth and Asset Management in equity portfolio management. He will be based in London.Investec Asset Management – Matthew Oakeley has been appointed as chief technology officer, joining from rival manager Schroders. Oakeley will develop the company’s technology used by clients. He will report to COO Kim McFarland.LCP – Caroline McGowan has joined the UK consultancy as a senior consultant in its defined contribution (DC) business. McGowan joins in September from rival Hymans Robertson, where she was principal of DC provider relations. McGowan will help build LCP’s DC solutions business, focusing on member interaction.Kames Capital – Carly Norris has been appointed institutional relationship manager at the asset management firm, joining from Janus Capital International. Norris will join the eight-person institutional business team and be responsible for maintaining client and consultant relationships and business development. At Janus, she was consultant relations manager on its institutional sales team. JP Morgan Asset Management, Russell Investments, Grant & Eisenhofer, APG, Insight Investment, Mediolanum Asset Management, Amundi, Martin Currie, Investec Asset Management, Schroders, LCP, Hymans Robertson, Kames Capital, Janus Capital InternationalJP Morgan Asset Management – Sorca Kelly-Scholte is to join the asset manager at the end of the month as head of pensions solutions and advisory for the EMEA. Kelly-Scholte joins from Russell Investments, where she was managing director of client strategy and research. At JPMAM, she will be responsible for a London-based team focusing on advising institutional investors and conducting research on investment issues.Grant & Eisenhofer – Guus Warringa has joined the investment law firm after leaving Dutch pension fund manager APG. Warringa was instrumental in lawsuits by ABP – APG’s client – against Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse over the alleged mis-selling of collateralised debt obligations. He spent seven years at the firm, leaving as general counsel. Prior to this, he was general counsel at Euronext in Amsterdam.Insight Investment – Lloyd Thomas has joined the asset manager as a multi-asset portfolio manager, joining from Mediolanum Asset Management. He joins the London office and will work on the multi-asset strategy group’s ‘broad opportunities’ strategy. He spent six years at Mediolanum before moving to Insight and will report to Matthew Merrit, head of multi-asset.
The clip, on the popular Fox Sports Matty Johns Show, showed small children attempting to pronounce the ‘funniest’ player names in the NRL (National Rugby League), most of which being Pacific Islander surnames, 9News network reports.But the “Footy Kids in Cars” video has not gone down well with players. Former Samoa international Frank Puletua told 9News he was “disappointed that a segment like that got to air without any sort of thought about how it might be perceived by people in Pacific Island league communities.”Most vocal was Anastastia Nimo Tagataese, wife of current player Sam Tagataese, who wrote in a Facebook post that “casual racism is not OK”.Writing that she believed there was no malice intended in the video, she told her social media followers that “having parents laugh with their children because they are unable to pronounce Pacific Islander surnames is completely disrespectful”.Not innocent funNigel Vagana, who has represented both New Zealand and Samoa as well as serving a stint for the Warrington Wolves in the UK, criticised any idea that the segment was innocent fun, saying that such things could normalise abuse against Polynesian children in schools.”Are we saying it’s alright for those kids to go to school and be mocked by their surname because it was okay on TV the night before?” he asked New Zealand’s Stuff news website.Addressing the incident on his Monday night show, Matty Johns said “it was never the intention to disrespect anybody, particularly people in the Polynesian community.”I’d like to apologise for any hurt or offence we have caused, and we have caused offence and we have caused hurt and I acknowledge that,” Sportingnews.com quoted the Fox Sports presenter as saying. Photo Getty Images. Caption: Former Samoan international Nigel Vagana (centre) criticised the “Footy Kids in Cars” video
The four qualifiers include the Terrace River Kings, the FSJ Flyers, the Powell River Eagles, and the host team – the Fort Nelson Yeti.Tickets are now on sale and run a price of $60.00 for each week pass. They can be purchased at the local Style Rite in Fort Nelson.The Coy Cup is being held March 24 – March 28, 2015 and is taking place in Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -You can also stay up-to-date with Coy Cup by following the Yeti Facebook page.