NN IP, Mercer Benelux, GMO, Delta Lloyd AM, MN, Pensionskasse Swiss Re, VBDO, Amundi AM, Quoniam Asset Management, UniCredit
NN IP – Jeroen Wilbrink has been named senior client adviser on the Integrated Client Solutions Team. He is to advise Dutch pension funds on asset management, investment strategies and risk management. Wilbrink has been head of investment solutions at Mercer Benelux since 2012 and held positions at several large investment banks and asset managers over the last 20 years. Separately, Jared Lou was appointed to the emerging-market debt team, focusing on hard currency strategies for Latin America. Lou has served as a country analyst in the EMD team at US asset manager GMO since 2012.
Delta Lloyd AM – Arnoud Diemers has been appointed investment manager at Delta Lloyd Asset Management, responsible for equities, fixed income sovereigns and trading. Diemers succeeds Sandor Steverink, who is to leave the company on 1 June. Diemers is head of domestic equities and commodities at the €114bn asset manager MN. He has also worked at Theodoor Gilissen, ING IM and ABN AMRO.
Pensionskasse Swiss Re – Brigitte Schmid, managing director at the CHF3.5bn (€3.2bn) pension fund of Swiss Reinsurance, is leaving at the end of May to go into early retirement after 17 years at the Pensionskasse. Schmid will be replaced by Monika Maeder, most recently managing director at the pension fund of Panalpina Welttransport, a supply chain and logistics company. Following Maeder’s resignation, the Panalpina pension fund board of trustees decided to outsource the pension fund management and, following a tender process, selected Avadis Vorsorge to act as the fund’s general manager, as of 1 April.
VBDO – Angélique Laskewitz has succeeded Giuseppe van der Helm as chief executive at the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development. Since 2011, Laskewitz has been an independent consultant for sustainability management. Before then, she held several positions for change management, human resources and governance at banks and insurers, and has also run her own advice bureau, ALMC, since 2002.
Amundi AM – Marjolein van Dongen has been appointed business development manager. She will be tasked with improving Amundi’s position in the distribution market in the Netherlands. Van Dongen has worked at private bank Van Lanschot for the last 10 years. She is to succeed Ernst Osinga.
Quoniam Asset Management – Ulrich Koal, head of international sales and client service and branch manager of Quoniam’s UK office, is to leave the company after 10 years. He is succeeded by Barbara Wokurka, with whom Koal has worked since 2007.
UniCredit – Tom Currie and Florian Sommer have been promoted to co-heads of the International Financial Sponsor Solutions team in London. They succeed David Vials, who assumes the new role of UniCredit’s head of Corporate Coverage UK.