Fidelity Worldwide Investment – Rob Marsden has been appointed investment director on the fixed income team. He joins from Coal Pension Trustees Investments, where he was a senior investment manager. Before then, he served as head of fixed income manager research and senior portfolio manager at Mercer Investment Consulting. He has also held portfolio management roles at BlueCrest Capital Management and Lombard Odier.
Dutch State Treasury Agency – Niek Nahuis has been appointed director of the Dutch State Treasury Agency as of 1 October. He has been working at the agency since 2005 and is currently deputy director, as well as head of policy and risk management. Earlier, he was policy co-worker at the Treasury and supervisor DNB. Nahuis succeeds Erik Wilders, who has started as director/board member of the Guarantee Fund for Social Housing (WSW) as of 1 September.
F&C Investments – Vicki Bakhshi has been promoted from head of engagement to head of governance and sustainable investment. Bakhshi spent five years prior to joining F&C working for the UK government, advising then prime minister Tony Blair on environmental matters. She has additionally worked as an economist at the Bank of England and the Financial Times.
Schroders – Pieter Dalderop joins as head of institutional clients for the Benelux, based in Amsterdam. Dalderop spent the last four years as head of derivatives structuring at Royal Bank of Scotland in London and previously worked for Deutsche Bank. The firm has also appointed Craig Botham as an emerging market economist on the global economic team. Botham joins from the UK Prudential Regulatory Authority and, during his time at the Financial Services Authority, was also seconded to the IMF.
Kames Capital – Aegon’s €61bn asset management company Kames Capital has appointed Martin Davis as chief executive as of 1 October. Davis’s appointment completes the changes to the company’s senior leadership, including the separation of the chief executive and CIO roles. Davis will focus on strategic direction, governance and the overall development of Kames. He will also lead the executive team, including Stephen Jones, who was named CIO earlier this year. Davis has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, most recently as chief executive at fund supermarket Cofunds.
Forca – Marc Collignon has been appointed CFO at Danish pensions administrator Forca and will take up the role on 1 October. He will be replacing Steen Gram-Hansen, who was the company’s CFO since 2007, but was appointed chief executive in March. Collignon comes to Forca from shipping company Torm, where he was head of global financial planning.
Osmosis Investment Management – The firm has named the members of its inaugural advisory board, appointing Todd Ruppert, Sandra Robertson, John Llewellyn, Doug Grip, Simon Fry, Michael Ingelog and Raj Thamotheram. Robertson is chief executive and CIO of Oxford University’s endowments, Ruppert was previously president and chief executive at T Rowe Price Global Investment Services, while Llewellyn is a former Lehman Brothers global chief economist. Grip is a former head of Goldman Sachs Mutual Funds and the bank’s wealth management division, and Fry a former head of equity and fixed income at Nomura Europe. Ingelog previously oversaw Credit Suisse’s Nordic activities, while Thamotheram is a former head of sustainability at Axa Investors.
Big Society Capital – Jeremy Rogers has been named CFO, most recently working at Praxient Capital and advising Big Issue Invest. He has also worked at JP Morgan, running the firm’s European High Yield business. The company has also hired former disability charity Scope’s financial director Geetha Rabindrakumar to increase the company’s engagement with the charity sector. Prior to joining Scope in 2008, where she oversaw the charity’s listed bond issuance, Rabindrakumar worked at Cancer Research UK and Plan International.