Wednesday people roundup
Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson, AQR Institute of Asset Management, London Business School, Mercer, AMP Capital, Kirstein A/S, GES, The Pensions Trust, Investec Asset Management, SKAGEN Global, Catella
Aon Hewitt – Mike Rogers has been appointed as a partner and head of large clients in the company’s delegated consulting services team. He joins from Towers Watson’s fiduciary investment team, where he developed the consultancy’s whole fund delegated proposition. Prior to focusing on the fiduciary business, he worked in the investment strategy team giving advice to clients on flight planning, risk analysis, portfolio construction, hedge implementation and design, as well as options strategies. His appointment follows the recent recruitment of Adrian Mitchell, who joined the delegated consulting team in March from the John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust.
AQR Institute of Asset Management – The London Business School and AQR have named the members of the advisory council for the AQR Institute of Asset Management, launched in January. They include:
- Robert Jenkins (chair), London Business School
- Hareb Al Darmaki, executive director, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
- Gregor Andrade, principal, AQR Capital Management
- Elizabeth Corley, chief executive, Allianz Global Investors
- Eduard van Gelderen, chief executive, APG Asset Management
- Sacha Ghai, director, McKinsey & Company
- Chris Hitchen, chief executive, Railways Pension Trustee Company
- Henrik Gade Jepsen, CIO, ATP
- David Kabiller CFA, founding principal, AQR Capital Management
- Anne Richards, CIO and executive director, Aberdeen Asset Management
- Scott Richardson, managing director, AQR Capital Management
- Paul Tucker, former deputy governor of the Bank of England and senior fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
- Karen Yerburgh, managing partner, Genesis
Mercer – Catrina Holme has been appointed as a non-executive director of the UK board. Holme has been a non-executive board director and remuneration committee member at the Land Registry since 2012. Initially a private equity lawyer, she has been involved in the venture capital industry, serving in executive, non-executive and investment roles, since 1992. Separately, Rich Tuff has been appointed UK head of retirement administration. He began working at Mercer in 2010 as a senior client relationship manager.
AMP Capital – John Angell has been appointed head of distribution for the UK and Europe. He will be based at AMP’s London office, working with institutional investors throughout the UK and Europe. He will also have responsibility for the sales of AMP’s global listed infrastructure and global REITs capabilities.
Kirstein A/S – Andreas Weilby has been appointed head of department for search and selection. He will be responsible for Kirstein’s monitoring and selection of Danish and international asset managers, peer group analyses and assessments of investment strategies. Weilby was until the summer of 2014 associated with Financial Market Research as a consultant for asset managers with institutional activity in Europe.
GES – The engagement services company has reorganised its management team. Chief executive and co-founder Magnus Furugård will assume the role of group chairman, while Hanna Roberts, currently GES’s engagement director, succeeds him. Josiane Fanguinovény, head of corporate governance, will be appointed engagement director and a new member of the management team.
The Pensions Trust – Peter Vickers has been appointed regional development manager for South East England. Vickers joined in February from Capita, following 18 years in the financial industry. He specialises in supporting advisers and employers with both DB and DC schemes.
Investec Asset Management – Jeff Boswell and Garland Hansmann have joined the global multi-asset team. Both join from Intermediate Capital Group, where Boswell was head of high yield and Hansmann head of portfolio management.
SKAGEN Global – Tomas Johansson has been appointed a portfolio manager, starting on 1 August. He joins from the Swedish arm of Cevian Capital, an activist fund manager.
Catella – Robert Fonovich has been appointed head of Catella’s Swedish corporate finance operations. He joins from PwC, where he was Sweden and sector manager for the Corporate Finance Real Estate business unit.