Universities Superannuation Scheme, National LGPS Framework, Norfolk County Council, De Nederlandsche Bank, ASR Financial Markets, CFA Society Netherlands, Hunter Douglas, Martin Currie, Sarasin and Partners, Aegon, Prudential, LGIM Real Assets

Universities Superannuation SchemeUSS has grown its private markets team, hiring six new staff, including one from BP UK’s in-house manager. Anna Barath, Diogo Belo, Fabienne Trevere, Hesham Hussein and Tom Kelly have joined USS Investment Management as analysts, while Emma Singh has been hired as an associate to help manage the direct portfolio. 

National LGPS FrameworkNorfolk County Council has appointed Nigel Keogh as development and operations manager for the local government pensions scheme (LGPS) national framework initiative, a collaborative effort by more than 20 of the funds for joint procurement. The new position will be fully funded from the savings of the initiative. Keogh is currently pensions technical manager at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, which he joined in 2006. He will take up his new role at the beginning of 2016.

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) – Nicole Stolk has been appointed secretary-director at the Dutch regulator, becoming responsible for internal business. She will start in her new role on 1 February. Stolk is currently deputy secretary-general at the Ministry of Security and Justice. She is to succeed Femke de Vries, who left DNB to join the board of communications at the Netherlands’s other supervisor, the Financial Markets Authority (AFM).

ASR Financial MarketsHedwig Peters has been appointed head of fiduciary management. In recent years, Peters has been active in board and supervisory roles at a number of Dutch pension funds, including the schemes for public transport (SPOV) and the recreational sector (Recreatie), and for the company Sabic. Between 2006 and 2010, she served as CIO at Allianz Netherlands. Peters is currently a board member of the Pensioenfonds HaskoningDHV.

CFA Society NetherlandsJacco Heemskerk has been voted chairman of the forum for investments, economics and finance. Heemskerk succeeds Hilko de Brouwer, who has been at the helm of the CFA for the last seven years. Heemskerk is managing director of the Dutch pension fund of Royal Bank of Scotland.

HunterDouglasRik Albrecht, a fiduciary investment consultant, has been appointed chairman of the investment committee of the pension fund of Hunter Douglas. Albrecht is already a member of the supervisory board (RvT) of Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance, as well as chairman of the investment committee for Owase, the pension fund of the employers association of same name.

MartinCurrieMark Whitehead has been appointed to the newly created position of head of equity income. He joins from Sarasin and Partners, where he was head of equity income team and lead portfolio manager for the global equity income range.

AegonAllegra van Hövell-Patrizi has been named chief risk officer at Aegon, responsible for risk management, actuarial matters and internal re-insurance. She joins from Prudential, where she held a similar position.

LGIM Real AssetsDeclan O’Brien has been appointed as an infrastructure strategist, while Enrico Faccioli has been hired as a research analyst, and James Davies as a property fund analyst. O’Brien joins from Moody’s Investors Service, while Faccioli is a recent graduate of Warwick Business School. Davies joins from Cushman & Wakefield.