SPF, UWV, Russell Investments, Castle Harbour, Amundi

SPF – The Netherlands’ €13bn railways pension fund has appointed Roelie van Wijk and Bart Oldenkamp to its board as independent experts for asset management and risk management, respectively. Van Wijk serves as director at asset manager and Aegon subsidiary TKP Investments, and has been asset manager at PGGM and the Philips Pensioenfonds. Oldenkamp has been director at Cardano Risk Management for seven years.

UWV – The €5bn pension fund of Dutch insurance provider UWV has appointed Johan de Kruijf as temporary chairman, following the departure of employers’ chair Peter Ploegsma. Because De Kruijf also chaired the scheme’s investment committee (BAC), the board has appointed its secretary Frans Lemkes as the BAC’s temporary chairman. Last month, Ploegsma left the UWV Pensioenfonds for a board position at Aafje, an institution that runs care hotels and home care.

Russell Investments ­– Yves Josseaume and Sital Cheema have been appointed to the EMEA client strategy and research team. Josseaume previously worked at Aon Hewitt as a partner and LDI and investment strategy specialist. Before then, he was a director in pension and insurance solutions at HSBC Markets. He has also previously worked at Aviva and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cheema joins from Standard Life Investments, where he was an investment director. Before then, she worked at Mercer Investment Consulting as a researcher.

Castle HarbourEric Daniel, former head of equity derivatives and convertible bond sales at Citigroup in Paris, has been appointed to co-manage Castle Harbour’s global convertible bond fund. Prior to Citigroup, Daniel was a senior convertible bond sales-trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch after holding a similar role at Deutsche Bank.

AmundiBenedicte Rabier has been appointed as a senior product specialist at Amundi Alternative Investments in London. She joins from Allenbridge Epic, where she was a sector specialist focused on alternatives.