Petercam, Capital Group, Aviva Investors, Bouwinvest, Mirae Asset, Invesco, The Pensions Trust, AXA IM, Kames Capital, GAM Holding, Mirabaud Asset Management, Threadneedle Investments, Lombard Risk Management, Avida International, Tikehau Group, Pictet Asset Management, Heidrick & Struggles, Goldbridge Capital Partners
Petercam – The €14bn Belgian asset manager Petercam Institutional Asset Management has extended its Dutch team with the appointment of Lennaert Huijing as senior sales and account manager. Together with Marco van Diesen, Huijing will focus on existing and new institutional clients in the Netherlands. Lennaert comes from BlackRock, where he has been working as an account manager for Dutch institutional clients. He will be operating from Petercam’s Amsterdam office.
Capital Group – The active investment manager has appointed Marnix van den Berge as business development manager for the Benelux region. He will be based in Capital Group’s Luxembourg office, focusing on financial institutions. Van den Berge joins from CBP Quilvest, where he was head of investor solutions. Prior to this, he held positions at Deutsche Asset and Wealth, where he was responsible for Northern European distribution, and Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he was head of Benelux, France/Monaco and Nordic distribution.
Aviva Investors – David Lis has been hired by Aviva Investors as CIO of equities and multi-assets, moving from his current role as head of equities at the company. Lis will join Aviva Investors’ executive committee with immediate effect and report to the company’s chief executive Euan Munro.
Bouwinvest – Property investor Bouwinvest REIM has appointed Kees Beuving and Roel Wijmenga as members of its five-strong supervisory board. Beuving has been executive chairman at Friesland Bank, as well as Fortis Bank Netherlands. Wijmenga has been in several financial positions on the board of insurers AMEV, Interpolis and Eureko/Achmea. His most recent job was CFO at ASR Insurances.
Mirae Asset Global Investments – April Yeung has been appointed by Korean emerging markets firm Mirae Asset Global Investments as client portfolio manager covering the UK, European and Middle Eastern markets. She will be based in the firm’s London office and be in charge of product management client communication. Yeung joined Mirae Asset Global Investments in 2010 in Hong Kong as an assistant manager in the product development and marketing team, and became head of the product development and marketing team in 2013.
Invesco – Invesco’s ETF business Invesco PowerShares has hired Gilles Boitel as business development director in Switzerland. The appointment is part of the business’s ongoing expansion in Europe, it said. Boitel comes to Invesco from Source, where he was in charge of institutional clients in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Before that, he worked at Accenture.
The Pensions Trust – Mike Ramsey has been chosen as chief executive of the Pensions Trust in the UK, having been acting as interim chief executive at the workplace pension fund since April. His most recent role was chief executive of Barbon Insurance Group. The trust said Ramsey’s appointment comes during a period of restructuring, with the business focusing on strategic development.
AXA Investment Managers – Bill Healey has been hired as global head of smart beta and UK head of buy and maintain at AXA Investment Managers, while Philip Roantree has been appointed senior portfolio manager within the asset manager’s fixed income team. Both men will be based in London, with Healey reporting to AXA IM’s CIO and head of European and Asia fixed income Chris Iggo, and Roantree reporting in turn to Healey. Healey was previously working for JP Morgan Asset Management as head of European high-yield debt for three years. Roantree comes to AXA IM from Morningstar, where he was a fund analyst covering fixed income and absolute return funds.
Kames Capital – Alexander Pelteshki is joining Kames Capital as investment manager in the firm’s financials teams, reporting to Gregory Turnbull-Schwartz. Pelteshki previously worked at ING Bank in the Netherlands as senior credit analyst. Before that, he worked in New York for UBS Wealth Management.
GAM Holding – David Solo is stepping down as group chief executive at GAM Holding at his own request, and being replaced by Alexander Friedman with effect from 8 September. Solo joined the group in 2004. Before joining GAM Holding, Friedman was global CIO at UBS Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas. Prior to that, he was CFO at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mirabaud Asset Management – Majid Hassan has been appointed head of business development activities for the Middle East at Mirabaud Asset Management. He will be based in Dubai. Hassan has worked for the HSBC Group in Dubai, as well as AIG Investments and Standard Chartered.
Threadneedle Investments – Maya Bhandari joined Threadneedle Investments as investment strategist in the firm’s multi-asset allocation team on 18 August. She is based in London, reporting to head of asset allocation Toby Nangle. Threadneedle said her appointment followed the recent hiring of Craig Nowrie as client portfolio manager to the team. Bhandari was previously a director of global macro strategy and asset allocation at Citigroup.
Lombard Risk Management – Nigel Gurney has been appointed to Lombard Risk Management’s board as CFO. He previously worked at Lepe Partners as CFO.
Avida International – Simone Lavelle is joining Avida International as a partner in its UK office. She has previously been a director at Law Debenture and before that was COO and CFO at Cardano UK.
Tikehau Group – Nathalie Bleunven and Luca Bucelli have been appointed by Tikehau Group to join the firm’s private debt team. Bleunven was previously managing director and deputy head of mid-caps, LBO and corporate acquisition team at Société Générale. Bucelli was most recently at AlixPartners, where he was involved in financial and operational restructurings with French and Italian clients.
Pictet Asset Management – Percival Stanion, Andrew Cole and Shaniel Ramjee are joining Pictet Asset Management in next few months, coming to the firm from Baring Asset Management, where they have worked for 13, 28 and seven years, respectively. Pictet Asset Management said the hires were part of a move to improve its multi-asset product offering. Stanion will become vice-chairman at Pictet Asset Management, and his role will be head of multi asset strategies, excluding Switzerland. He will report to head of asset allocation and quantitative investments Olivier Ginguené.
Heidrick & Struggles – John Hindley has been hired by consultants Heidrick & Struggles as partner within the financial services practice and be based in the firm’s London office. He previously worked for Credit Suisse Prime Services, as head of the EMEA Prime Consulting team.
Goldbridge Capital Partners – Neal Kutner has been appointed head of business development at Goldbridge Capital Partners. He comes to the firm from BNY Mellon Asset Management, where he was managing director, based in Switzerland.