People roundup [updated]
GLOBAL – PGGM, Telias Pensionsstiftelse, MyCSP, BNY Mellon, M&G, Hermes, PRI, Aon Hewitt, NAPF, GMT, WHEB
PGGM – Jeroen FJ de Munnik has been appointed chief of institutional business and a member of PGGM's executive committee. He succeeds Else Bos, who has been chief executive at PGGM since the beginning of March and previously served as chief of institutional business. De Munnik will start on 1 October. His last role was at Aegon, where he was responsible for the pension business.
Telias Pensionsstiftelse – Peter Antonsson, chief executive at the pension fund for the Swedish arm of TeliaSonera, Telias Pensionsstiftelse, is stepping down. Antonsson will join Strategi Placering, a Swedish pension provider, after having led the Telia fund for more than 13 years. He will start his new role as chief executive of Strategi Placering on 2 September.
MyCSP – The UK central government's first mutual joint venture, set up to administer the pensions of some 230 current and ex-government departments, has announced the hiring of Alasdair Reid and Cath Cooney. While Reid has been appointed as head of operations in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cooney has been appointed head of scheme compliance and project change.
BNY Mellon – The asset manager has hired Gesa Benda as global collateral services (GCS) product segment manager for clearing houses, based in Frankfurt. Benda will manage clearinghouse relationships and drive the development of BNY Mellon's GCS business in Europe.
M&G Investments – The asset manager has added two direct lending specialists to its corporate lending team, appointing David Sheppard-Burgess and Luke Staddon as associate directors. Both Sheppard-Burgess and Staddon will assist in the origination and execution of loans. The appointment is part of plans to provide non-bank finance to UK mid-sized firms from the M&G UK Companies Financing Fund 2.
Hermes Commodities – The fund manager has appointed Fiona Boal as an agriculture analyst based in London. Boal will focus on indentifying investment and trading opportunities across the grains, soft commodities and livestock sectors. She joins from New York-based Argonaut Capital Management, where she was director of commodity research.
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) – James Gifford, founding executive director of the PRI initiative, is leaving the organisation to take up new challenges. Gifford, who will remain in his role until November, has been executive director of the PRI since the principles were launched in 2006 by UN secretary-general Kofi Annan.
Aon Hewitt – Mark Bloodworth has joined the benefits solutions team as the area director for the Leeds region. He joins from Capita Employee Benefits, where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of large clients and new business growth in the Harrogate office, as well as leading the company's auto-enrolment campaign in the north of England.
National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) – Paul Platt, head of communication at the NAPF, will leave the association this Friday. He will join risk advisers Willis in September to help develop international communications. The NAPF press office will be covered by two interim staff – Dee Sullivan, head of media and PR, and Aimee Savage Richards, press officer.
GMT Communications Partners – Jonny Maxwell has been appointed senior adviser to GMT. Maxwell was previously global head of private equity fund of funds at Allianz Private Equity Partners, where he had overall responsibility for indirect private equity activities. Prior to joining Allianz in 2007, he founded Standard Life Investments (Private Equity) in Edinburgh, now known as SL Capital Partners.
WHEB – The specialist sustainable investment manager has hired Caroline Barraclough as marketing and communications manager. Barraclough was previously marketing manager at Impax Asset Management.