Nordea - Peter Schütze, Nordea’s head of Nordic banking and senior country executive in Denmark, is stepping down. The bank has announced a major reorganisation into three main business areas, and it said Schütze decided to take this as an opportunity to retire after 40 years at the Nordic and Baltic institution. At the same time, Torsten Hagen Jørgensen and Peter Nyegaard have been appointed as members of Nordea’s group executive management. From 1 June, Jørgensen will take on the role of head of group operations and other lines of business, while Nyegaard will be chief operating officer of wholesale banking. Details of the reorganisation are set to be announced at the beginning of June.

Industriens Pension - Mads Andersen has taken over as chairman of the trustee board at the Danish labour market pension fund, replacing Børge Frederiksen. Andersen is chairman of the industry group within major trade union 3F - a post previously held by Frederiksen, who has now retired. Andersen has been a member of the trustee board at Industriens Pension for a year. The pension fund also said Heidi Jensen is joining the trustee board, having been nominated by 3F. Jensen is the union representative for manufacturing company Struers A/S.

ABV - Hartmut Kilger has been elected chairman of the board at the German Arbeitsgemeinschaft berufsständischer Versorgungseinrichtungen (ABV), the association of pension funds for lawyers, notaries, doctors and actuaries in Germany. He replaces Ulrich Kirchhoff, who resigned from the position in March due to health issues.

Baker Tilly - Philip Briggs has been appointed as audit director for Baker Tilly’s national pensions group. He will manage a broad portfolio of clients and assist with technical and training matters. Briggs joins from Kinetic Partners, an asset management consultancy, where he was a senior audit manager, leading internal audit and control assurance reporting and advisory services.

BNY Mellon Asset Management - Kenneth Tomlin has been appointed director of UK institutional business. He joins from Dimensional Fund Advisors, where he worked as head of institutional business development for the UK and Ireland. For the last 13 years, he has worked in institutional sales and business development roles, including as head of UK, Ireland and Monaco business development for Ermitage, as corporate sales director for Aviva Fund Management and as head of UK institutional sales for Société Générale Asset Management.

Kempen Capital Management - Lidia Berizzi has been appointed as relationship manager in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, effective 2 May. She will report to Hilko de Brouwer, director of the newly established International business development team that also includes Vuk Srdanovic (formerly with T Rowe Price) and Pooja Padhye. Berizzi joins from Robeco in Rotterdam, where she served in the international RFP team.

TickerPR & CoMsultancy - Fred Dellemijn has founded TickerPR & CoMsultancy, which provides marketing, communications and PR services to investment managers, pensions funds and securities services providers. The services range from strategic advice to hands-on execution. Dellemijn previously worked at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Robeco, MeesPierson and Fortis Bank Nederland.

Dalton Strategic Partnership (DSP) - Peter Buxton has been appointed as a partner, with responsibility for the distribution of Melchior Funds into the Nordic markets. Buxton, who has nearly 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, joined DSP on 1 May. He joins from Gartmore Asset Management, where he worked for 14 years, latterly with responsibility for the distribution of Gartmore funds into the Nordic and French markets.

Emerging Capital Partners - The pan-African private equity specialist has appointed Andrew Brown as chief investment officer in a newly created position. The firm counts among its LPs CDC, the UK’s Development Finance Institution and a number of UK and European institutional investors. Brown joins from Amundi Private Equity (formerly Société Générale Asset Management Alternative Investments), which he joined in 2006 as CIO.

Threadneedle - Simon Brazier has been promoted to head of UK equities at the global asset manager. With immediate effect, Brazier will assume sole responsibility for leading the UK equity team. Previously, he co-managed the UK team with Leigh Harrison, who will continue to manage the UK income franchise in conjunction with his role as head of equities.