Artemis Investment Management – Raheel Altaf has joined Artemis Investment Management as a fund manager. He will work alongside Philip Wolstencroft and Peter Saacke, managing the three funds they run: Artemis Capital, European Growth and Global Growth. Altaf was a portfolio manager at Fulcrum Asset Management until December 2013, and before then portfolio manager at Fidelity International. ERI Scientific Beta – ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index unit of the EDHEC-Risk Institute, has announced the make-up of its international executive management team covering Boston, London, Nice, Paris, Singapore and Tokyo. The team consists of Noël Amenc, Lionel Martellini, Patrice Retkowsky, Reynald Mauguin, Mélanie Ruiz, Candice Lebastard, Felix Goltz and Peter O’Kelly. Insight Investment – Svein Floden has been hired by Insight Investment as head of business development for liquid alternatives in the Americas. He will report to the UK asset manager’s global head of distribution Philip Anker. Floden joins Insight from Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management, where he was most recently head of hedge fund sales and marketing for Wealth Management Americas. Before working at Deutsche, he was at Citigroup’s Private Bank in New York.Standard Life Investments/Jupiter – Matthew Williams is joining Standard Life Investments as manager of its Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Equity Unconstrained fund. He will be supported by Ronnie Petrie, head of global emerging markets. Williams has been deputy manager of the GEM Equity Unconstrained SICAV since the fund started and has been in the emerging market team since 2010. The appointment follows the resignation of Ross Teverson, an investment director within the GEM team. Teversen has now joined Jupiter as head of strategy for global emerging markets. He will start at the asset manager in November, after 15 years at Standard Life Investments. Pensions Trust, AP2, Allianz Global Investors, Artemis, ERI Scientific Beta, Insight Investment, Standard Life Investments, JupiterPensions Trust – Paul Murphy has been appointed head of strategy and business development at the Pensions Trust. His most recent prior role was director of corporate development at the Peoples Pension. In the newly created role at the trust, Murphy will lead strategic business development, covering areas including business planning, business development and PR and communications. The trust said the role had been created as part of a restructuring exercise.AP2 – Johnny Capor has been appointed by the Swedish government as a new member of AP2’s board of directors. He is CFO at Sweden’s retail cooperative Kooperativa Förbundet (KF). Allianz Global Investors – Mark Guirey has been hired as director of UK institutional business development at Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI). He will be based in London. Guirey’s most recent role was sales director in BlackRock’s UK institutional business. He will report to Andy Wiggins, head of UK institutional at AllianzGI.
Alan Shearer has told talkSPORT he still cannot understand why Raheem Sterling said he was “too tired” to turn out for England in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia.Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson confirmed after the 1-0 win in Tallinn the Liverpool attacker had admitted to being fatigued on the eve of the game and was therefore left on the bench.Sterling, 19, did appear as a substitute on 64 minutes, but the England manager’s revelation has prompted fans and former players to lay into the Reds star. And Shearer, who captained England 34 times out of his 64 caps, says he still cannot understand the teenager’s decision.Asked if he had any sympathy for Sterling the Newcastle legend told Drivetime: “No. I understand a guy saying to a manager, ‘Look is there anything you can help me with? I’m feeling a bit tired or can the sports scientist help me out, or the nutritionist. But don’t ever think I don’t want to play the game tomorrow night, I’m desperate to play.’“I would never ever give the manager an excuse to leave me out. I was amazed that it came out and that Raheem went and said it. I look at the best players in the world and I look at Lionel Messi and I’m pretty certain he started when he was 17 and look at the way he’s going.“I’m fascinated to find out whether he would have told the manager he was tired if it was a World Cup final. I don’t think he would have. Was it because it was Estonia away or what? I’m not sure.”Shearer added no one during his era of the game would ever admit to being too tired to feature in a match.“I understand that players do need rests and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a working man or a footballer you can be tired at times,” he said.“But in the time I was brought up and I was playing I never heard it and never would have said it. I do find it hard to understand and I don’t think the man on the street would ever understand someone who played football to say they’re tired.“It’s very rare you’re a 100 per cent fit in any game you go into because you’re always carrying some kind of knock and you’ve got to get through that game.”