As Bruce Springsteen continues his tour through Australia, one 14 year old fan named Nathan Testa couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see his idol in concert. Testa not only skipped school to catch Springsteen at the Brisbane Entertainment Center, but held up a sign proudly stating that fact. The sign also included that Testa wanted to come on stage and play “Growin’ Up” with Springsteen, something that The Boss took him up on.“Do you know the song?,” said Springsteen. “You know it on guitar? Well, come on up!” And thus, this happened:Amazingly enough, this isn’t a one time experience for the young Testa. Three years ago, he also worked his way onto the stage to jam with Bruce Springsteen at the age of 11. Three years later, Testa has all but cemented his reputation in the eyes of The Boss. Springsteen said, “I have seen the future of rock and roll and his name is Nathan Testa!”Springsteen does have a long history of inviting fans on stage to perform with him. Watch him dance with an 89-year-old grandmother from this article written in February 2016.[H/T Daily News]
Sackers – Joanna Smith, Naomi Brown and Emma Martin have all been promoted by the UK law firm. Smith and Brown are now associate directors, while Martin is a senior associate as of next month. Smith specialises in funding agreements and scheme mergers and also advises on defined contribution (DC) trust deeds for new funds set up under auto-enrolment. Brown has worked on a number of cases relating to the Pension Protection Fund and company insolvencies, while Martin was recently seconded to the Pensions Regulator, where she focused on DC matters.Schroders – Clara Yan has been named director of insurance asset liability management. Prior to joining Schroders, Yan spent six years at the investment banking branch of UBS and has also worked at Legal & General. She is qualified as an actuary in Australia and the UK. Irwin Mitchell, Principal Global Investors, PwC, Sackers, SchrodersIrwin Mitchell – Penny Cogher has joined the law firm as partner. She joins from Charles Russell Speechly, and has experience advising on compliance, risk management and buy-ins and buyouts. Cogher will be based in London.Principal Global Investors – Nicolas Woodcock and Sebastien Poulin have joined the fixed income team. Woodcock joins from Friends Life Investment and before then spent five years at Fidelity International as a credit analyst. Poulin joined from Newton Investment Management, where he was a high-yield analyst, and has also worked at Standard & Poor’s and BNP Paribas.PwC – Alison Fleming, Ros Williams, Debbie Cane and Julia Yates have all been promoted. Fleming has been named equity partner, with a focus on financial services, but will continue to lead the consultancy’s Scottish pensions team. Williams, Cane and Yates have all been promoted to director. Williams will continue to work with corporate pension clients in the Midlands, Yates will lead the office’s pensions credit team and Cane will continue working within the asset-backed contributions pension advisory team.