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Varma, RobecoSAM, Vescore, PLSA, Standard Life, Unigestion, Schroder Investment Management, GAM, Generali Investments, Jetstone Asset Management, Rogge Global Partners

VarmaPekka Piispanen, Casimir Lindholm and Eila Annala have been elected by the supervisory board of Finnish pensions insurance company Varma to the firm’s board of directors. Piispanen is a director of Akava, the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland, Lindholm is chief executive of construction firm Lemminkäinen, and Annala is managing director of healthcare service company PlusTerveys. Annala has been elected as a deputy member, while the other two are to be full members. The appointments will take effect on 1 January 2017, the day after board chair Berndt Brunow’s term ends. Board member Veli-Matti Töyrylä’s term will expire then, as will that of deputy board member Mikko Ketonen. Four other members and deputy members’ terms are also due to finish at the end of December, but they will remain on the board.

RobecoSAM Aris Prepoudis is joining the investment manager as chief executive from 1 January 2017, subject to its Swiss regulator’s approval. He will take over from Reto Schwager, who has been interim chief executive since August 2016. Schwager will continue to perform as global head of private equity and a member of the executive committee. Prepoudis was until recently the chief executive of Vescore (formerly Notenstein Asset Management) and before that head of the institutional client business unit at Notenstein Privatbank

PLSA – The UK’s Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has appointed Jamie Jenkins, head of pensions strategy at Standard Life, to its Defined Contribution Council. Jenkins leads on strategy for Standard Life’s pension business and previously led its corporate pensions operation. He is a scheme trustee and sits on a number of regulatory and trade body councils and advisory groups.

Unigestion Miles O’Connor has been appointed chairman of the board of Unigestion UK, based in London. He was previously the head of UK institutional and head of EMEA institutional at Schroder Investment Management. He has also held senior management roles at Barclays Global Investors and was head of international business development at Bank of America/WorldInvest for six years.

GAMGerald Saam has joined the asset manager’s institutional sales teams in Frankfurt, having previously been at Generali Investments Europe in Cologne for five years. Before that, he held institutional sale positions at Nomura Bank and Threadneedle Investments.

Jetstone Asset ManagementIgor Pikovsky has been appointed chief risk officer. He joins from Rogge Global Partners in London, where he was a senior partner and global head of risk. Before then, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley.

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