Friday people roundup
Bpf Koopvaardij, F&C Netherlands, UK National Association of Pension Funds, Universities Superannuation Scheme, LCP, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Brown Brothers Harriman, Accenture, Squire Paton Boggs
Bpf Koopvaardij – Ernst Hagen, head of fiduciary investments at F&C Netherlands, has been appointed as a member of the supervisory board at Bpf Koopvaardij, the Dutch merchant navy pension fund. He still holds his position at F&C. Before joining F&C in 2011, Hagen worked as head of asset management at the Horeca & Catering pension fund between 2007 and 2010.
UK National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) – The NAPF has lost one of its policy team to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Richard Wilson, who has been with the industry group since 2008, confirmed to IPE he would be joining the FCA in July as pensions technical specialist. In his time as defined contribution policy lead at the NAPF, Wilson has overseen its work on the introduction of auto-enrolment and managed the Pension Quality Mark initiative, a certificate for DC funds to demonstrate they meet certain standards of governance and communication. The NAPF is currently recruiting for Wilson’s replacement.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – The pension fund has appointed a chairman after the retirement of Sir Martin Harris last week. Sir David Eastwood will now move from being a director on the trustee board of one of the UK’s largest defined benefit schemes to chairman.Harris stepped down at the end of March after nine years as chairman and 14 years on the board.Eastwood, vice-chancellor at the University of Birmingham, joined the USS board in 2007 and will now be replaced by Anton Muscatelli of the University of Glasgow.
LCP – The UK consultancy has made a raft of promotions including six new partners and one principal. Justin Joy, Laura Myers, Carolyn Schuster-Woldan, Myles Pink, Edward Symes and Matthew Thomas have been made partners in the firm’s administration, investment, buyout and actuarial practices, respectively. Peter Clark, with more than 25 years’ industry experience, has been made principal.
Ivanhoé Cambridge – Sylvain Fortier has been promoted within Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, to the role of global CIO. His previous title was executive vice-president of residential, hotels and real estate investment funds. The new appointment follows a decision made several months ago at the firm to appoint the previous global CIO Bill Tresham as Ivanhoé Cambridge’s president. Daniel Fournier remains chairman and chief executive of the company.
Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) – Jean-Marc Crepin, Michael Keller and Jean-Pierre Paquin have been made partners at the investment manager. Crepin, who has been with the firm since 2007, is currently in charge of BBH in Luxembourg and its asset-servicing business. Keller, who joined the firm in 2005, acts as a fund manager in BBH’s large-cap equity strategies, while Paquin, who joined BBH in 1996, is co-manager of the private equity business.
Accenture – Marco Folpmers has been appointed by the management consulting company as general director of finance and risk for the Benelux region, as of 1 April. Folpmers, who is also professor of financial risk management at Tilburg University – was vice-chairman of financial risk management at Capgemini Consulting. He was also programme manager of the ILAAP (Internal Liquidity Adequacy Assessment Programme) at ABN Amro.
Squire Patton Boggs – Judith Donnelly has joined the law firm as a partner in its London pensions practice. She joins from Clyde & Co, where she was also partner, and counts Linklaters Deutsche Asset Management and SG Asset Management as past employers. Donnelly’s work has focused on investment governance and regulation, including the use of private equity, hedge funds and infrastructure for pension funds.