NETHERLANDS - Paul Spijkers, current chief investment officer at APG Asset Management, has been appointed in the interim to step into the CIO role left at the asset management group by Roderick Munsters.

A statement just issued by the wholly-owned asset management division of the Dutch pension fund ABP said Spijkers (pictured right), 50, will move from his responsibilities as CIO of APG AM and APG Asset Management US Inc to become acting CIO of the entire group from 1 August, until such time as a permanent successor to Munsters is appointed.

He has been at the organisation for over 25 years, having joined ABP, as it was then, in 1984 and worked his way up by 1994 to join the Asset Management Executive Board.

Munsters is leaving APG Group, and therefore vacating his role as CEO and CIO, to join Robeco as chief executive on 1 September. (See earlier IPE story: Munsters to leave APG)
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