NETHERLANDS – MN Services has appointed Philip Jan Looijan as fiduciary management chief of MN Services Investment Management and member of the investment management team from April 1.

Looijan replaces former account management chief, Jan Bertus Molenkamp, who resigned at the end of August 2005. Molenkamp played a key role in establishing the department and expanding the company’s client base.

From January 1, the account management department changed to fiduciary management “to emphasize the importance of our clients” said an MN Services spokesperson. The department has eight professionals, and was temporarily headed up by senior account manager Hans van Gastel.

Looijan will continue to report to the management board in his new position.

His main responsibilities will include pro-actively advising clients on their investment management policy. The fiduciary management department is active in the fields of relations management, investment strategy and product development.

Furthermore, Looijan will work on strategic issues as member of the investment management team.

Looijan, 35, joined MN Services in 2002. He filled a number of positions but his most recent role was head of performance measurement and reporting.

Before joining MN Services, he worked in the IT industry.

MN Services – pegged as the third biggest Dutch institutional investment manager - had more than €32bn in assets under management at 31 December 2005.