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Wednesday people moves: APG names interim COO

APG, JLT Employee Benefits, SSgA, Aon, Mercer, NNIP, Bouwinvest, Nordea, Handelsbanken, Vanguard, ARC Pensions Law, DLA Piper, Longial

APG Group – The €443bn asset manager and pensions provider APG has named Wim Henk Steenpoorte as temporary successor of chief operations officer Mark Boerekamp, who is to leave on 1 March. Steenpoorte will take on Boerekamp’s most important tasks and will report to chief executive Gerard van Olphen. APG said Steenpoorte has ample experience as a trustee in both the financial and the insurance sectors. For the past two years he has been working as an independent management advisor and supervisor.

According to APG, Boerekamp is to leave as large projects on communication, pensions administration, and ICT are nearing their completion. APG said that, thanks to his assistance, the foundations had been laid for a costs reduction of pensions provision as well as an agile way of operating.

JLT Employee Benefits – The UK consultant has hired Mark McNulty as head of investment solutions, leading the company’s fiduciary management arm. He also has oversight for investment consulting. He joins from State Street Global Advisors where he was head of UK business.

AonTony Pugh has joined the consultancy as head of defined contribution (DC) solutions for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He joined following a 28-year career with Mercer, during which he worked with some of the largest UK companies and DC schemes, Aon said in a statement.

NN Investment Partners – NNIP has brought in three new staff for its recently established responsible investment team. Adrie Heinsbroek joined as head of the team, moving from ING Bank Belgium where he was head of sustainability. Faryda Lindeman has joined from Sustainalytics, taking the role of senior corporate governance specialist. Johan van der Lugt is senior ESG specialist, tasked withcoordinating ESG integration into the firm’s investment process.

Bouwinvest REIM – The €7.9bn Dutch property investor Bouwinvest has appointed Joanne Roozenburg, Robert Schellekens and Arina van der Wulp as members of the management team of its Office Fund. Roozenburg has been named as senior asset manager for the Amsterdam and Utrecht area. She joined from CBRE Global Investors where she was responsible for part of its Dutch Office Fund. Schellekens has started as senior technical manager, focusing on sustainability and innovation. He has worked as a project leader at several engineering firms, specialising on sustainable buildings and installations. Van der Wulp is a marketeer for commercial property, supporting the Office Fund from Bouwinvest’s marketing and communication team. She joins from Rabo Vastgoedgroep, where she was sales manager and communication adviser.

NordeaFrank Vang-Jensen has been appointed as head of personal banking and country head of Nordea in Denmark. Vang-Jensen will take over from Peter Lybecker, who retires later in 2017. Vang-Jensen comes to Nordea from Handelsbanken in Stockholm, where he worked for 18 years, most recently as chief executive and head of the group. Torben Laustsen will be Nordea’s head of personal banking in Denmark until Vang-Jensen starts work in the role on 16 May. After retiring from Nordea, Lybecker will be available to Nordea’s Nordic leadership team as an executive adviser, the company said.

VanguardSebastian Külps has joined the asset manager as head of business development for Germany, a newly created position. He is responsible building Vanguard’s presence in the country. He was previously head of securities at Oddo Seydler Bank.

ARC Pensions Law – The UK specialist law firm is to open an office in Leeds in northern England, to be led by new partners Kate Payne and Vikki Massarano. The pair are to join from DLA Piper’s pensions team. The five-person team will be completed by legal director Max Ballad and senior associates Nigel Jones and Robert Walker.

Longial – Michael Hoppstädter has been appointed chief executive at the German pensions consultancy, with responsibility for consulting services and sales. He will lead Longial alongside Mark Walddörfer, who is responsible for the pension administration and actuarial business. Hoppstädter has replaced Paulgerd Kolvenbach, a long-serving occupational pensions expert, who retired from the consultancy with effect from 1 January.

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