UK Treasury, Pension Protection Fund, State Street Global Advisors, Blue Sky, ING IM, Comgest

UK TreasuryMartin Clarke has been appointed as the new UK government actuary following an open competition, the Treasury department has said. He will succeed Trevor Llanwarne, who plans to retire. Clarke will take up the post later in the year on a five-year fixed-term contract. Clarke is currently executive director of financial risk at the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), having held the post since 2006. He has led the investment, actuarial, risk and recoveries teams at the PPF.

State Street Global AdvisorsJasper Bugter has joined State Street Global Advisors in Amsterdam as senior client relationship manager, starting on 3 March. He previously worked at Generali Investments Europe in Amsterdam, and before that for Robeco. Bugter was in client-facing roles at both organisations. In his new role, he will report to Robert Rijlaarsdam, head of the Benelux team at State Street Global Advisors.

Blue Sky GroupJosje Wijckmans has been appointed as head of actuarial services at Blue Sky Group in Amstelveen, taking up the new role at the beginning of March. She comes to the Dutch asset manager from consultancy Towers Watson. Wijckmans will report to Erik Bakker, Blue Sky Group’s head of pensions.

BNY Mellon Investment ManagementMichael Jasper has been appointed as managing director and head of the Netherlands institutional business at BNY Mellon Investment Management. He will be based in Amsterdam, reporting to Adrian Gordon, EMEA head of institutional business. Jasper was previously at ING Investment Management, where he was responsible for institutional business development and relationship management.

Comgest Emil Wolter has been appointed co-portfolio manager of Comgest’s Magellan fund and co-portfolio adviser of the Comgest Growth Emerging Markets fund, alongside Vincent Strauss and Wojciech Stanislawski. Wolter replaces Jean-Louis Scandella, who stepped down from his portfolio management duties and will leave the firm at the end of May to pursue other personal interests. Slabbert Van Zyl joined the emerging markets team at the beginning of February, focusing on research of African equities.