King & Wood Mallesons has hired a pair of Sydney partners specializing in retirement funds.

Ruth Stringer, previously a partner with Lander & Rogers, focuses her practice on fund management and the development of variable annuity retirement products. She also acts for trustees and fund managers on infrastructure investments and regulatory investigations.

Before joining Lander & Rogers in 2012, Stringer was a partner at Ashurst for five years. Between 2005 and 2007, she was general counsel at asset management company MLC Ltd. Prior to that, she was a partner at Minter Ellison.

Nathan Hodge is joining King & Wood Mallesons from Minter Ellison, where he was a special counsel. He advises funds on investments, structuring, compliance and outsourcing arrangements.

King & Wood Mallesons has 316 lawyers, including 69 partners, in its Sydney office. The firm has over 2,700 lawyers in 30 offices worldwide.