Friday people roundup
Kirstein, Forca, PBU, RBC Global Asset Management, SAUL Trustee Company, Neuberger Berman, Stratus Infrastructure, CBRE Global Multi Manager
Kirstein – Nikolaj Waldhausen, partner at consultancy Kirstein and head of department for search and selection, has left to look for new challenges, according to the firm. He has worked at Kirstein for more than seven years. His role as head of the department will be taken over by senior investment analyst Martin Sønderskov Nielsen with immediate effect. Sønderskov Nielsen has seven years of experience in the department. Andreas Weilby, another senior investment analyst at the firm, will also join the search and selection team. Weilby comes from a role in financial market research. The rest of the search and selection team comprises senior investment analyst Jakob Hommel and investment analysts Peter Haurum and Simon Sparre. Another senior investment analyst will be added to the team in the autumn, Kirstein said.
Forca – Lene Mortensen has been appointed as research director at Danish pensions administration company Forca, taking up the role at the beginning of August. She is joining the company from the education practitioners’ pension fund PBU (Pædagogernes Pensionskasse) – one of Forca’s customers – where she was head of membership. Mortensen has previously worked for ATP, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pensionskasse, the pension fund for doctors.
RBC Global Asset Management – The asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada has appointed Anne-Sophie Girault as managing director for business development in the EMEA region. Based in London, she will be responsible for growing the institutional asset management business. She joins from Aviva Investors, where she was responsible for the client portfolio managers teams for fixed income. Before then, she held roles at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Fidelity Investments and La Compagnie Financiere Edmond de Rothschild, in Paris and London.
SAUL Trustee Company – Sue Applegarth has been appointed chief executive, replacing Penny Green, who is to retire at the end of the year. Applegarth is currently chairman of Ensign Pension Administration but is to leave her role, as the third-party administrator was recently sold to consultancy JLT Employee Benefits. She will take up her new role at beginning of November, with Green stepping down at the end of 2014 after 14 years as chief executive.
Neuberger Berman – Jolie Cornelius has been appointed senior vice-president of UK coverage for the US-based investment manager. Cornelius served as an investor relations professional for Verrazzano Capital and before then was with Blackstone.
Stratus Infrastructure – Bob Shekleton and Nigel Brindley have launched a new advisory company that will focus on infrastructure investments in emerging markets. Shekleton has worked in infrastructure for 25 years, having led PPP bid activity for Jarvis and Mowlem. Brindley has 20 years’ experience and has worked at Barclays Private Equity, Barclays Infrastructure Funds and Mowlem.
CBRE Global Multi Manager – Charles Baigler has been appointed to lead transactions in Europe from next month. Baigler will be based in London and have a particular focus on co-investments and joint ventures. Baigler joins from Rockspring and has also worked for Catalyst Capital.