AP2, USS Investment Management, SPF, Alpinvest, Argos Investment Managers, Coeli Asset Management, KPMG, Mirabaud Asset Management, Pioneer Investments, JLT Employee Benefits

AP2Christer Käck has been appointed to the Swedish buffer fund’s board, effective immediately. Käck recently launched his own consultancy following 11 years as a portfolio manager at DnB Asset Management. In his nearly four decades in the industry, he has also served as head of fixed income at Skandia Asset Management and head of fixed income client relations at Götabanken.

USS Investment Management – The asset management subsidiary of the £38bn (€45bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme has named JP Morgan veteran Clive Brown as a non-executive director. Brown was previously chief executive of JP Morgan’s Asian and European asset management businesses and has worked at PwC and Jardine Fleming.

SPFDoreth van den Heuvel has taken over as chair of the €2.5bn occupational pension fund for physiotherapists from Bert van Kuijck. Van den Heuvel has been a member of the scheme’s participants council since 2009 and a board member at SPF since 2012. She has been appointed as board member of the Pensions Federation as of 1 January. Van Kuijck has chaired SPF for 34 years.

Alpinvest – The €35bn private equity investor Alpinvest Partners has promoted Michael Hacker to managing director and Michael Camacho to principal. Hacker is responsible for transactions in the North American market, while Hong Kong-based Camacho is leading Alpinvest’s Asian business. Both joined Alpinvest in 2007. Alpinvest Partners is part of the €185bn asset manager Carlyle Group.

Argos Investment Managers – Former investment banker and asset manager Nick Hamwee has been appointed to help build the UK business in London. Hamwee has a 25-year track record of building businesses. He returned to the UK in 1998 to join Credit Suisse First Boston with a similar mandate and in 2000 became co-head of CSFB’s US Cash Equity Business in Europe.

Coeli Asset Management – The Sweden-based company has expanded its global equity capabilities with a new frontier markets equities team. The two senior portfolio managers Hans-Henrik Skov and James Bannan will join from BankInvest, where they manage the New Emerging Markets Equities fund.

KPMGMike Walters has been appointed head of the financial risk management group. He joins from Barclays, where he was global head of compliance. His focus will be on KPMG’s key banking, insurance and asset management relationships.

Mirabaud Asset ManagementKirill Pyshkin has joined the global equity team from Aviva Investors, where he was a senior fund manager in global equities. Before then, he worked at Credit Agricole Asset Management (now Amundi), JP Morgan and Sanford Bernstein.

Pioneer Investments – The company has announced the completion of its new board of directors with the appointment of its fifth independent member, Robert Glauber, former chairman and chief executive at NASD (now Finra) and currently chairman at XL Group and Northeast Bancorp.

JLT Employee BenefitsMartyn Bogira has been appointed director, responsible for the client management and development of the company’s defined contribution contract-based customers. He joined in January from Prudential, where he was head of corporate pensions.