Aegon Asset Management, TKP Investments, Tikehau IM, Kames Capital

Aegon Asset Management – The €240bn asset manager has appointed Eric van der Maarel as head of European operations as of 1 January 2015. In addition, he will be responsible for Aegon’s €21bn subsidiary TKP Investments, led by Roelie van Wijk. Under the leadership of board member Martin Davis, Kames Capital will continue to expand its activities in the UK, according to Aegon. Van der Maarel has 25 years of experience in financial services at Rotterdam-based asset manager Robeco, most recently as head of institutional sales and account management. Prior to this, he was general manager at Robeco for Japan and Korea. Van der Maarel’s appointment is still subject to regulatory approval.

Tikehau IMEmmanuelle Hsu has joined the sales team in Paris, covering asset managers, banks and multi-managers. She joins from Cedrus AM, where she spent one year as head of sales and marketing for France. Before then, she was at Global Financial Services in charge of the development of multi-managers and institutional clients.

Kames CapitalLuc Simoncini has been appointed as a product specialist to work with the equity teams. He joins from Dublin-based Mediolanum International Funds, where he led its marketing efforts. He has also held positions at Schroders and Pioneer Investments.