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Friday people roundup [updated]

La Française, Achmea, Dalriada Trustees, MN, Martin Currie Investment Management, Sarasin & Partners, Financial Reporting Council, Schroders, Wellington Management, GLG Partners, Third Wave Asset Management, Pensions Management Institute

La FrançaiseJean-Baptiste de Franssu and Philippe Marini now form part of the La Française supervisory board. De Franssu is chairman of INCIPIT, a mergers and acquisitions advisory and consulting firm he founded in 2011. He is also non-executive director at ACOFI SCA, Petercam and Tages. He has been president of the Istituto per le Opere di Religione since July 2014. Marini is the mayor of Compiègne, president of the Greater Compiègne urban community and president of the Syndicat Mixte de la Vallée de l’Oise.

AchmeaBianca Tetteroo has been appointed as a member of the executive board, as of 15 June. Tetteroo will be responsible for pensions and life insurance, asset management and Achmea Bank. She is to succeed Danny van der Eijk, who recently departed. Tetteroo has been chairman of Pensions & Life at Achmea since 2012. After a career of 13 years at Fortis, she became financial director at pensions provider Syntrus Achmea in 2009. Achmea’s supervisory board also appointed Roelof Konterman as executive vice-chairman. The current executive board also consists of Willem Duin (chairman), Huub Arendse (CFO), Henk Timmer (CRO) and Jeroen van Breda Vriesman.

Dalriada TrusteesRichard Favier, until 2013 the Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF) head of restructuring and insolvency, has joined as a trustee representative. Favier left the lifeboat fund in 2013 to launch his own consultancy, and, before joining the PPF on launch, he was an adviser on insolvency matters to the UK government.

MNFemke de Jong has been appointed ICT director at the €105bn asset manager and pensions provider, starting 1 July. Over the past nine years, she has been managing director of ICT at merchant bank NIBC. De Jong has also been IT director at Friesland Bank and asset manager Robeco. MN is provider for the large metal pension funds PMT and PME.

Martin Currie Investment ManagementMark Whitehead is to head the manager’s equity income team, joining from Sarasin & Partners, where he was partner and head of equity income. Whitehead has been with Sarasin for the majority of his career, starting as portfolio manager in 2001. Before that, he worked for Capel Cure Sharp and Natwest Stockbrokers.

Financial Reporting CouncilAnn Muldoon has joined the UK regulator as director of actuarial policy. She joins from Retirement Advantage, where she was chief risk officer. She has also previously worked for Friends Life. At the FRC, Muldoon will be responsible for actuarial policy at the UK and EU level.

SchrodersPaul Grainger, Mads Nielsen, David Gottlieb, Vincent Messina and Whitney Tindale have joined the asset manager’s fixed income global multi-sector team. Grainger will join in June as senior portfolio manager, having previously worked at Wellington Management. Nielsen will be quantitative strategist and joins from GLG Partners. Gottlieb, Messina and Tindale all join from Third Wave Asset Management, which they jointly founded.

Pensions Management InstituteKevin LeGrand has been named president of the academic body for UK pension professionals, succeeding Paul Couchman. Robert Branagh was also elected as vice-president, while Gerry Degaute was re-elected. LeGrand until recently worked at Buck Consultants.

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