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UK – Nestlé is looking for a risk manager with experience in hedge funds to offer services, including the management of assets and liabilities, to its pension funds.

In an advertisement placed today, Nestlé Capital Advisors – a wholly owned company of Nestlé SA – stated there was an immediate opening for a risk manager with possible experience in hedge funds in its investment advisory team.

The company as a whole has €13bn in assets under management, the ad said. The Nestlé Fonds de Pension has €4bn in assets.

Nestlé Capital Advisors – which is UK-based and FSA regulated with a Swiss branch in Vevey – provides management services to the Nestlé Group Pension Fund and related entities. It offers actuarial and investment management services, in-house and external functions, and is supported by a range of proprietary investment funds.

The scope of the advisory team includes the selection and monitoring of fund managers, the implementation of investment strategy, the provision of broad investment advice and contributions towards portfolio construction.

In August three pension executives of the Swiss food group joined the board at Irish Stock Exchange-listed Robusta Asset Management Ltd.

Philippe Kneipe, chairman of Fond de Pension Nestlé in Belgium, Peter Adash of Nestlé Deutschland and Miquel Barnet, manager of Nestlé’s Iberian schemes, were all appointed.

Nestlé officials could not be reached for comment.

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