APG, Allianz Global Investors, AXA Investment Managers, Baring Asset Management, Legg Mason Global Asset Management, Acadian Asset Management, CCLA Investment Management, Psigma Investment Management, Turcan Connell, BESTrustees

APG – The pension fund’s supervisory board said it has recently made “intensive efforts” to find a suitable successor for Dick Sluimers in consultation with all stakeholders. It said the selection process was “largely complete” and that it was waiting for final approval. To bridge the brief period until the appointment is made, the board has approached chief finance and risk officer Angelien Kemna, who is willing to serve as acting chairman of the board of directors. Sluimers announced his 2016 resignation as chief executive at the Dutch pension fund for civil servants last year.

Allianz Global InvestorsIrshaad Ahmad has been appointed head of institutional Europe. He joins from AXA Investment Managers, where he has been head of the UK and Nordics and chief executive for the UK since 2011. He started his career with Mercer Consulting in Toronto in 1987. Having held several positions at Mercer through to 2004, he then moved to Russell Investment, relocating to London in 2010.

Baring Asset ManagementMike Evans has been appointed head of marketing and communications. He joins from Legg Mason Global Asset Management, where he was head of international intermediary marketing. Before then, he held various marketing positions at BNY Mellon and Schroders.

Acadian Asset Management – The London-based subsidiary of the Boston-based manager has appointed Mark Webster as a portfolio manager. He joins from CCLA Investment Management, where he served as investment director. Before then, he was managing director and European head of active equity quantitative strategies at State Street Global Advisors.

Psigma Investment ManagementRichard Hyder and David Robertson have been appointed investment directors, both joining from Turcan Connell, where Hyder was head of charity investment and Robertson senior investment manager.

BESTrusteesHarold Lewis, a solicitor with 15 years’ experience advising as a pensions lawyer, has been elected to the board. Until 2011, he had been a partner at Eversheds for more than 25 years. He was head of Eversheds London Pensions Group for six years. He joined BESTrustees in May 2011.