PFA Pension, Industriens Pension, Nordea, Appolaris, Horeca & Catering, Kempen Capital Management, NN Investment Partners, Global Impact Investing Network, International Accounting Standards Board, Financial Reporting Council, PwC
PFA Pension – Kristian Lund Pedersen has been appointed as head of press at Denmark’s PFA Pension and is leaving his job as head of press at Industriens Pension. He will be replaced by at Industriens by Laurits Harmer Lassen, who is joining the labour-market pension scheme from his role as senior press officer at Nordea. Harmer Lassen has worked at Nordea since May 2015 and before that spent 12 years as a business journalist for several national media outlets including Berlingske Business. He will start his new job on 1 February.
Appolaris – Danny van Wijk has started as manager of external managers at Appolaris, the administration provider for the €2.5bn pension fund for pharmacy workers in the Netherlands. He joins from Horeca & Catering, the €7.7bn sector scheme for the hospitality industry, where he has been investment manager in 2016. Prior to this, Van Wijk was senior investment consultant for fiduciary advice at the €200bn asset manager PGGM, senior portfolio manager at Univest Company and fund manager for private equity and European equities at the €114bn asset manager MN.
Profond – Laurent Schlaefi is the new head of benefits at the CHF6.1bn (€5.7bn) Swiss multi-employer pension scheme as of the beginning of this month, replacing Martin Baltiswiler. He will jointly manage the scheme with CIO Christina Böck, who was appointed to the new role in May last year. Schlaefi has spent his entire career in the insurance industry, having held positions at Winterthur Versicherungen, AXA Winterthur, Zurich Insurance Group and others. Baltiswiler left Profond at the end of 2016.
Kempen – Gerard Roelofs is to join Kempen Capital Management as director of client solutions as of 30 January. He is to succeed Jan Bertus Molenkamp, Kempen’s director of fiduciary management. As part of Kempen’s management team, he is to focus on extending the asset manager’s international proposition, including fiduciary management. Previously, Roelofs was on the management team of NN Investment Partners and head of European investment at consultancy Towers Watson. Prior to this, he was managing partner for the Netherlands at Watson Wyatt, as well as country head for the Benelux region at Deutsche Asset Management.
Global Impact Investing Network – Ashley Elliot has been appointed global liaison for East Africa. GIIN cited Elliot’s longstanding commitment to impact investing and deep knowledge of the region. In addition to his work with the GIIN, he is a managing partner at research and strategy firm Sofala Partners.
International Accounting Standards Board – Prof Tom Scott, a Canadian academic, is to become a member of the IASB. He will join the organisation in April for an initial five-year term. Scott has been an academic in the field of accounting at various universities in Canada since the late 1970s. Most recently, he acted as a director and Prof of Accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo.
Financial Reporting Council – Phil Fitz-Gerald has been appointed as director of the Financial Reporting Lab, which aims to bring together companies and investors to support improvement and innovation in reporting. Fitz-Gerald has been at the FRC since 2009. The FRC has also appointed Jennifer Sisson as senior investor engagement manager. She will join on 27 March from PwC, where she held a similar position.