SNPF, BlueBay Asset Management, Carmignac, Hermes, Invesco, PIMCO, AEW Europe
SNPF – The €1.2bn occupational pension fund for notaries in the Netherlands, SNPF, has appointed Eric Greup as chairman. He succeeds Maarten Dijkshoorn, who resigned on 1 April, as he was found to be holding too many board-level positions. Greup – a notary himself – had been a board member since October 2013, Previously, he was chair of the Pensions Council, the scheme’s employer, as well as a member of the SNPF’s accountability body. Dijkshoorn is to stay on as board member until 2014-end.
BlueBay Asset Management – Victoria Muir has been named head of investor relations, joining from Royal London Asset Management. At RLAM, Muir was head of client account management. Prior to joining the company more than a decade ago, she worked at Legg Mason.
Carmignac – Michael Schütt has joined the company as head of Germany and Austria, following the departure of Kai Volkmann. Schütt has previously worked at BNY Mellon, Invesco Asset Management, Citibank and Morgan Stanley. Additionally, Roland Schmidt has joined as head of wholesale business development for Germany and Austria, having worked at M&G International, Baring Asset Management and Fidelity Investments.
Hermes Fund Managers – Edward Sellick and Chlarles Flather join Hermes Real Estate as senior asset manager and investment surveyor, respectively. Sellick joins from M&G Real Estate and has also worked at Aviva. Flather, meanwhile, worked at Bidwells and sold assets held by a number of the Cambridge University College endowment funds.
Invesco PowerShares – Caroline Baron has joined the exchange-traded funds provider as head of UK distribution. She previously worked at BlackRock in a number of roles, having begun her career at the firm in 2006.
PIMCO – Paul McCulley has been named chief economist. The new role will see McCulley sitting on the firm’s investment committee and reporting to CIO Bill Gross. Prior to taking up the his new role, he was head of the short-term desk at PIMCO, and has also worked at UBS.
AEW Europe – Laurent Dubos has been promoted to head of asset management in France. The new role comes after he spent three years at the real estate investor as its head of asset management for offices. He previously worked at Unibail-Rodamco as head of asset management for the US city of Cleveland. Guillaume Turcas has been promoted to head of asset management for offices.