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GLOBAL - Norges Bank Investment Management, DNV, Mercer, Union Investment, Royal London, Credit Suisse

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)/DNV - Risk management services company DNV has appointed NBIM's Anne Kvam to a top sustainability role. Kvam will be principal sustainability consultant in DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability Norway, leaving her job at NBIM. She currently holds the position of global head of ownership policy at NBIM, which manages the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. Kvam will start work at DNV on 1 October. DNV said the appointment strengthened its sustainability consulting business following the recent acquisition of UK-based Two Tomorrows Group. NBIM has not decided on a plan for replacing Kvam when she leaves. A spokesman said this was an opportunity to consider how to strengthen the organisation's ownership work.

Mercer - Aled Jones has been appointed head of responsible investment for the EMEA region. Jones joined Mercer's RI group as a consultant in 2011. Before joining, he worked for the London Pension Fund Authority, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the fund's RI strategy. Before then, he worked at The Pension Protection Fund, developing its first RI strategy. He has also worked for Innovest, Jupiter Asset Management and F&C Investments.

Union Investment - Björn Jesch has been named head of portfolio management at the German investment manager, taking over from the departing Anja Mikus, who will leave the business at the end of July. Jesch joins from Deustche Bank, where he was until recently head of global investment solutions for Germany. He started his career at Dresdner Bank.

Royal London - John Deane, chief executive of the intermediary business, is to leave the company after five years' service. As a result, three new roles have been created. Hugh McKee, currently managing director of Dublin-based Caledonian Life, had been appointed chief executive of the intermediary business. Jerry Toher has been appointed chief executive of the consumer business, while Isobel Langton has become group customer services director.

Credit Suisse - Wouter Mak has returned to the private fund group at Credit Suisse in London, where he will be responsible for the Benelux and UK regions. Credit Suisse's private fund group is a placement agent in raising private investment capital for third-party funds.

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