PensionDanmark, The People’s Pension, State Street Global Advisors, Legal & General Investment Management, Manulife Asset Management, Sandell Asset Management, Northern Trust, Schroders, BlackRock, Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance, Pin Oak Asset Management, BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management, SEB Investment

PensionDanmarkPer Christensen has been re-elected as chairman of the supervisory board at the Danish labour-market pension fund’s annual general meeting. Christensen is chairman of Denmark’s largest trade union 3F (United Federation of Danish Workers). Niels Jørgen Hansen, chief executive of TEKNIQ, the electrical, plumbing and ventilation sector employers’ association, has also been re-elected as deputy chairman. All other 14 members of PensionDanmark’s supervisory board were similarly re-elected to the board to serve a new term.

The People’s Pension – Two trustee directors – Ruston Smith and Sue Lewis – have been appointed to increase The People’s Pension’s employer and member focus. Smith is a director at Tesco and a non-executive director and recent past chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, now the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. Lewis is chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel.

State Street Global AdvisorsJulian Harding has been appointed managing director and global head of core beta research. Prior to joining State Street, Harding worked at Legal & General Investment Management, where he was director, responsible for the index equity and fixed income portfolio management teams. He has also held positions at First Quadrant, PwC and Prolific Objective Asset Management.

Manulife Asset ManagementMarco Zanuso has been named head of distribution for the EMEA region, excluding the UK. Prior to joining Manulife, Zanuso was with Sandell Asset Management as head of business development for the EMEA. He has also held senior roles at FRM (Man Group), SEI Investments and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.

Northern TrustJoseph Gillingwater has been appointed head of fixed income securities lending trading for the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. He joins from State Street Global Advisors, where he was a senior portfolio manager, responsible for the management of securities lending investments.

SchrodersCourtney Waterman has been appointed head of EMEA marketing. She joins from BlackRock, where she was head of EMEA institutional marketing. Before then, she worked at Janus Capital International and Fidelity International.

Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & FinanceOnno Hoff has been named director of real estate fund management. Hoff, who was previously at Pin Oak Asset Management, will also act as fund manager for the Achmea Residential Fund, the Achmea Dutch Value Added Residential Partnership and the Utrecht Residential Fund. Hoff began his career at Bouwfonds and Heijmans. From 2008 to 2014, he was managing director of residential investments and fund director of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund.

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment ManagementNils Hübener has been appointed European CIO, joining from SEB Investment. Hübener follows Barbara Knoflach, who 12 months ago left SEB to become global head of investment management at BNP Paribas Real Estate, following the sale of SEB to Cordea Savills, now Savills Fund Management. Prior to joining SEB Investment, Hübener worked with Deutsche Bank Real Estate.