Wednesday people roundup
ABP – Xander den Uyl and Conchita Mulder have been appointed to the board of the €344bn Dutch civil service pension scheme, as of 1 April. Den Uyl was previously a trustee and vice-chairman until 2013. He is currently vice-chairman at PWRI. Between 2004 and 2010, Den Uyl was general secretary of the large civil service union AbvaKabo FNV. Mulder is a registered controller and was a board member of the pension fund of telecoms firm KPN between 2004 and 2009. The accountability body (VO) nominated both candidates. The ABP board now consists of Corien Wortmann-Kool (independent chair) and employer representatives Cees de Veer (vice-chairman), Mariette Doornekamp, Carel van Eykelenburg, Erik van Houwelingen and Joop van Lunteren. Jose Meijer (vice-chair), René van de Kieft, Willem Jelle Berg, Ton Rolvink, Mulder and Den Uyl represent employees.
Cardano – Michaël De Lathauwer has been appointed co-chief executive at the Dutch fiduciary manager, alongside Theo Kocken, who founded the company. De Lathauwer joined Cardano in 2013, arriving after a 23-year stint at Goldman Sachs, where he ended his tenure as head of the pension and insurance solutions group. De Lathauwer will focus on business and solutions development, with Kocken on research and future pension scheme design. Alongside Harold Naus, chief executive at Cardano NL, and Kerrin Rosenberg, chief executive at Cardano UK, they will comprise the senior management team.
William Blair – Gordon Strachan has been appointed senior client relations manager for the US asset manager to liaise with clients in the UK, the Netherlands, the Nordic region, France and the Middle East. Strachan joins from Fidelity Worldwide Investment, where he was a relationship director. Prior to that, he worked at Axa Rosenberg and Rothschild Asset Management.
Jupiter Asset Management – Ian McVeigh is now head of governance at the UK-based asset manager, moving away from the day-to-day management of the firm’s flagship UK Growth Fund. McVeigh has been running the fund alongside Steve Davies, who will now assume full control of the fund. In his new role, McVeigh, who joined Jupiter in 2003, will now lead the firm’s approach to engagement and its stewardship and investment work.