AZL/Nationale-Nederlanden, AMF, Aviva Investors, Spence & Partners, JTC Group

AZL/Nationale-NederlandenArthur van der Wal has been appointed director of pensions at insurer Nationale-Nederlanden (NN) as of 1 July. He takes over from Michel van Elk, who has combined the jobs of pensions director and chief executive during the past six months. Currently, Van der Wal is chief executive of pensions administrator and adviser AZL, a subsidiary of NN. In his new role, he will also be a member of the supervisory board of AZL. Van der Wal has been chief executive at AZL for three years. AZL is still looking for a successor. 

AMFAnders Munk has been appointed as the new chief actuary and head of the actuarial department at Sweden’s AMF. He comes to the role from the position of chief actuary at KPA Pension. Munk will take up his new job in August.

Aviva InvestorsIan Pizer has been hired by Aviva Investors as senior fund manager of multi-assets. He comes to the company from Standard Life Investments, where he was investment director of multi-asset investing and portfolio manager on the global absolute return strategies (GARS) fund and the absolute return bond strategy. Pizer will be based in London and report to Peter Fitzgerald, head of multi-assets.

Spence & PartnersMichael Spink has been appointed by Spence & Partners as DC pension consultant. He will be based in the London office. Spink will act as lead DC consultant on both employer and trustee DC assignments, including auto-enrolment support. He was previously a principal at Aon Hewitt, joining in 1998, and before that was a senior consultant at Watson Wyatt

JTC GroupAngus Taylor has joined JTC Group as group head of fund services. He comes to the company from Herald Trust Company, where he was managing director since 2012. Prior to that, he was deputy chief executive officer for Kleinwort Benson private bank.