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SPF Beheer, Norges Bank Investment Management, Investec Asset Management, Goldman Sachs, EIOPA, Société Générale Security Services, State Street, AMP Capital, Sarasin & Partners, Cartwright Group, Jetstone Asset Management, Alliance Bernstein, Capital Group, Ashmore Group, KAS Bank

SPF BeheerAlbert Akkerman has announced his departure as chief executive at the €18bn asset manager and pensions provider SPF Beheer, after almost 14 years in the job. Akkerman said he planned to retire on 1 July and that, between now and then, he would help ensure a smooth transition for his successor, Edwin Kreikamp. Kreikamp, a member of the executive board at insurer ASR Pensioen, is to start at SPF Beheer on 1 March and assume the chief executive position on 1 April.

Norges Bank Investment ManagementKarsten Kallevig has been appointed chief executive at Norges Bank Real Estate Management, starting in his new position on 1 January 2016. Kallevig, who joined NBIM in 2010 as global head of real estate asset strategies, has been CIO for the asset class since 2011. Kallevig’s new role will see deputy chief executive Trond Grande, who had managed the division, hand over day-to-day responsibilities.

Investec Asset Management – The asset manager has expanded its Frankfurt team with the hire of Maik Fechner as sales director, further building its presence in Germany and Austria. He previously held positions at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, focusing on institutional relationships within capital markets. At Investec, Fechner will primarily handle institutional relationships.

EIOPAThe European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has endorsed Gabriel Bernardino for a second term as chairman. In a statement released following a vote by the parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON), Bernardino said he was thankful for the trust of both the parliamentarians and EIOPA’s board of supervisors, which in October extended his term until 2021. 

Société Générale Security ServicesSGSS has set up an Amsterdam-based team to support its development in the Netherlands and the Nordic region, creating two new positions. Roel van de Wiel has been appointed commercial director, joining from State Street’s Sector Solutions team, where he was responsible for business development in the Netherlands, Belgium and the Nordics. Bastiaan Aalders has been appointed head of business development, also joining from State Street, where he was head of asset owner products for the EMEA region.  

AMP CapitalDavid Allen has been appointed global head of equities. He joins from Sarasin & Partners in London, where he was co-head of asset management. Before then, he was co-head of London equities at Fidelity International. He has also held a number of equity research, fund management and leadership roles at Pioneer Investments

Cartwright Group – The actuarial and consultancy firm has appointed David Carstairs as business development director. Carstairs has held a number of senior positions at Trafalgar House Pensions Administration, Merchant Navy Pensions Administration and Xafinity Paymaster Limited (Equiniti).

Jetstone Asset ManagementPatrick Rudden has been appointed CIO. He joins from Alliance Bernstein in London, where he was international head of multi-asset solutions and co-manager of the company’s dynamic diversified portfolio.

Capital GroupJulie Dickson has been appointed as an investment specialist. She joins from Ashmore Group, where she was a client portfolio manager. Before then, she held senior investment roles at Aviva Investors, AXA Rosenberg and Barclays Global Investors.

KAS BankMark Stoffels has been appointed as a member of the managing board and chief financial and risk officer. Stoffels, who has worked at KAS for 17 years, is currently managing director of Finance and Control.

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