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MN, Nationale Nederlanden, Mercer, Fidelity Worldwide Investments, Legal & General Investment Management, JP Morgan Asset Management, Santander Asset Management, Bradesco Asset Management, Russell Investments, Norges Bank Investment Management, BlueBay Asset Management, First Investments, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Affiliated Managers Group, Ashmore Group, Aviva Investors, Artemis, Hermes Investment Management, Tikehau Capital

MN – The €110bn asset manager and pensions provider has named Henri den Boer as director of pensions. Until last year, Den Boer served as chief executive and commercial director of corporate clients at Dutch insurer Nationale Nederlanden. He has also been chairman of the supervisory board at pensions provider and NN subsidiary AZL. According to René van de Kieft, chief executive at MN, Den Boer will play a “crucial role” in pensions reform at the company. He joins in August.

MercerMagnus Schmagold has been named head of sales for the consultancy’s investment solutions team in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Schmagold joins from Fidelity Worldwide Investments, where he was director for pension and investment solutions. He joined the company in 2008.

Legal & General Investment ManagementPaul Sweeting has been appointed head of research within LGIM’s Solutions Group. He joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was European head of the Strategy Group. Before then, he was a professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Kent.

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Santander Asset ManagementIleana Salas has been appointed global head of institutional sales. She joins from Bradesco Asset Management, where she served as head of business development and sales for Europe and the Middle East. Before then, she held senior business development roles at ABN Amro, Gartmore Investment Management and Schroders. 

Russell InvestmentsVan Luu has been appointed head of currency and fixed income strategy. He joins from Norges Bank Investment Management, where he was a senior analyst for investment policy and allocation strategies. Before then, he spent three years on the strategy team at Russell Investments.

BlueBay Asset Management – The fixed income manager has appointed Soumyanshu Bhattacharya as institutional portfolio manager for the emerging markets sovereign team. Bhattacharya joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was a client portfolio manager in the EM debt team. Before then, he worked at Deutsche Bank in the debt capital markets origination team.

First InvestmentsEric Pouwels has been appointed director of institutional relations at the €1bn Dutch asset manager. Pouwels will be responsible for expanding the company’s client base and maintaining relations with its existing clients. He joins from BNP Paribas Securities Services, where he was head of client development.

Affiliated Managers GroupRobert Bee has been appointed director and head of distribution for the UK. He joins from Ashmore Group, where he oversaw new UK institutional business. Before then, he spent eight years at Schroders, latterly as head of UK and Ireland institutional business development.

Aviva InvestorsGiles Parkinson has been appointed as a global equities fund manager. He joins from Artemis, where he served as an analyst and fund manager. Before then, he was an oil and gas analyst at Newton Investment Management.

Hermes Investment ManagementPatrick Marshall has been appointed head of private debt and CLOs. He joins from Tikehau Capital, where he was responsible for developing direct lending activities in London and setting up a CLO program for Tikehau as first time issuer.

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