AXA Investment Managers, Pictet Asset Management, Bouwinvest, PwC

AXA Investment ManagersMartin Powis has been appointed business development manager, joining from Ignis Asset Management, where he was head of institutional sales. Before then, he was at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management as vice-president of institutional, as well as Gartmore Investment as UK business development manager. He has also held roles at Prudential M&G Investment Management, Cazenove Fund Management and State Street Bank.

Pictet Asset ManagementFrans Annokkee has been appointed senior business development manager, responsible for the institutional market in the Netherlands and based in the Amsterdam office. With this appointment, Pictet AM extends the Dutch office with a “permanent foothold” in the local institutional market. He joins from Syntrus Achmea, where he was business development director. Before then, he mainly worked at Kempen & Co.

Bouwinvest – The €6bn Bouwinvest Real Estate Investment Management has appointed Arno van Geet as CFO, as of 1 October. As a member of the executive team, Van Geet will be responsible for financial and risk-management processes, including accounting, reporting, control, audits, business process management, IT and research. Currently, Bouwinvest’s new CFO is financial director at Allianz Netherlands. Previously, he worked at insurer Interpolis and Westland Utrecht Hypotheekbank.

PwCBradley Phillips has been appointed as an asset management tax director. He will focus on advising investment funds and asset managers on a range of tax issues. He joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was a tax partner mainly focused on M&A and other corporate transactions, tax disputes and investment funds.