NETHERLANDS - Pensions provider MN Services has appointed Hans Copini as head of fixed income.

Copini, 43, has joined from private bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, where he had a leading position at the investments department, MN said.

"Hans Copini has a wealth of experience in managing mandates and portfolios for institutional investors of Staal Bankiers, Robeco, ING Bank and Van Lanschot Bankiers," it added. "His track record shows that some of his funds have been named as best investment funds."

Copini takes over from the head of asset management Wouter Pelser, who was interim manager fixed interest, since the departure of Victor Verberk last spring. Verberk has started the hedge fund Holland Capital Management.

MN Services is one of the largest pensions providers in the Netherlands. It carries out the pensions administration for over 1.1m workers and over 33,000 employers. It has assets under management of €33bn.