Robeco, Russell Investments, APG, Siaci Saint Honore, Towers Watson, KAS Bank, KPMG, Janus Capital, Mercer, Northern Trust, Neuberger Berman, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Mirae Asset Global Investments
Robeco – Mark Barry has been appointed head of institutional business in London with immediate effect. He joins from Russell Investments, where he was managing director of institutional business. Barry will be responsible for developing Robeco’s relationships with a wide range of institutional clients across the UK market. He currently services UK institutional clients, mainly in fixed income, private equity, low-volatility equity strategies and emerging market equity.
APG – Dick Sluimers is to resign as chief executive of Dutch civil service pension fund next year, having worked for APG and ABP for 25 years. He said he would dedicate himself to various advisory and management activities once he stepped down. APG has not yet decided on his successor.
Siaci Saint Honore – Thierry de la Noue has joined consultancy Siaci Saint Honore in Paris, in the role of investment consultant. De la Noue joins from Towers Watson in Paris, where he was head of investment consulting.
KAS Bank – Sikko van Katwijk has been appointed as chief executive, succeeding Albert Röell, who is to become executive chairman at KPMG, after almost 11 years at the helm. At KPMG, Röell is to succeed Jan Hommen, the former executive chairman of ING Group. Van Katwijk has been a member of the managing board of KAS Bank since 2009 and responsible for commerce, operations and network management.
Janus Capital – Preben Oeye has joined Janus Capital International as a senior sales director for the Nordic region, reporting to Jamie Wong, senior vice-president and head of institutions for the EMEA. Before taking up the role at Janus Capital, Oeye was at Mercer, where he was responsible for the distribution of the company’s fiduciary services and relationship management in the Nordics. Before then, he worked at bfinance and Fidelity Investments.
Northern Trust – Sunil Daswani has been appointed by Northern Trust to the newly created role of head of international securities lending across the EMEA and Asia-Pacific (APAC). He started working at Northern Trust in 2002 and has held a number of roles in London and Hong Kong. In addition to his new responsibilities, Daswani will continue to oversee Northern Trust’s transition management sales and relationship management teams across EMEA and APAC. Dane Fannin and Mark Snowdon are taking on the newly created roles of head of securities lending, APAC, and head of Northern Trust’s capital markets client-servicing team in APAC, respectively. Before this appointment, Snowdon was a senior sales and relationship manager in Northern Trust’s London office. Fannin, meanwhile, will keep his existing responsibilities as head of the APAC trading desk alongside his new role.
Neuberger Berman – Javier Nuñez de Villavicencio has been hired by Neuberger Berman to lead its client relationship management and business development activities in Spain and Portugal. Based in Madrid, he will report to Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America at the investment manager. Nuñez de Villavicencio previously spent more than a decade at BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Madrid, where he was head of Spain and Portugal.
Mirae Asset Global Investments – Tatiana Feldman, SungWon Song, Malcolm Dorson and Michael Dolacky have been hired as investment analysts as the firm expands its global equity research team in the US. Feldman is a senior investment analyst focusing on global emerging markets ex Asia and was an investment analyst with INCA Investments before joining. Song, who will focus on the global healthcare sector, worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dorson, who will work on global emerging markets ex Asia, worked at Ashmore Group. Dolacky, who will focus on the global healthcare sector, joins from Senzar Asset Management.