MPD – Media Pensioendiensten, provider for the €5.2bn pension fund PNO Media, has appointed Walter Mutsaers as chief executive. Mutsaers is a former director at the €110bn MN, asset manager and pensions provider for the large metal schemes PME and PMT. At MN, he was responsible for strategy, operations and investment management. At the same time, Leo Witkamp, one of MPD’s director, has been tasked with client relations and acquisition. He will be assisted by Marijn Timmermans, who joined MPD as a pensions consultant last month.
RobecoSAM – Reto Schwager has been appointed chief executive temporarily after Michael Baldinger, who has held the position since 2011, decided to leave the company. Baldinger is to join the asset management division of an international bank as global head of sustainable and impact investing, and will be based in New York. Schwager is head of private equity and a member of the executive committee.
PIMCO – Gene Frieda has been appointed executive vice-president and global strategist for PIMCO’s emerging market and global strategies, while Yaco Arnopolin has been appointed executive vice-president and emerging market portfolio manager. Both will be based in London. Frieda joins from Moore Capital Management, where he was a partner and senior global strategist. Arnopolin joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was a managing director and portfolio manager.
AXA Investment Managers – Alix Chosson has been appointed as an energy-fundamentals analyst within the responsible investment team. She joins from Standard Life Investments, where she was a responsible investment analyst. Before then, she held a similar position at Generali Investments.