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Impact Investing

IPE special report May 2018

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APG, Old Mutual, PPF, 300 Club, MSCI, Actiam Impact Investing, Investec Asset Management, KienhuisHoving Advocaten en Notarissen, Teslin Capital Management

APG – Guus Warringa is set to leave the Dutch pensions manager in September, after seven years with the firm. Warringa was instrumental in APG’s lawsuits, filed on behalf of main pension fund client, ABP, against Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan for dealing in residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS). Warringa also campaigned against the financial transaction tax and the European Parket Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on behalf of APG. Warringa said he was leaving to take another step in his career.

Old MutualJane Goodland, currently co-head of sustainable investment at Towers Watson, is set to become head of responsible business at Old Mutual. Goodland has been with the consultancy for eight years and prior to joining in 2007 worked at HSBC Global Asset Management and Henderson Global Investors.

Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – David Taylor has been appointed as general counsel for the UK lifeboat fund’s and joins its executive board. Taylor joined the organisation in upon launch in 2005 and remains in charge of developing the PPF’s strategy and managing the legal, policy and levy teams. His promotion to the board will see him become an executive director.

Lægernes Pensionskasse  Chresten Dengsøe, ATP’s current chief risk officer and chief actuary, is to move to the Danish pension fund for doctors to take over as chief executive. Current chief executive Niels Lihn Jørgensen is set to retire 1 August after 25 years in the role

300 ClubRon Barin has joined the group of top investment professionals seeking to raise awareness of not challenging prevailant thinking. Barin is the CIO of the US pension fund for Alcoa and also oversees the Alcoa Foundation. He has previously overseen the pension fund of pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and worked at Esteee Lauder and Unilever in its treasury departments. 

MSCI – Antti Savilaakso has joined MSCI ESG Research as its European head. He will be based in London and responsible for analyst teams in EMEA. Savilaakso joins from Nordic financial services group, Nordea, where he was director of responsible investments. He previously worked in ESG analysis and corporate engagement at Dexia Asset Management (now Candriam) and ABN AMRO Asset Management.

Actiam Impact Investing – Harry Hummels will step down as managing director from 1 June after the takeover of Actiam’s parent company SNS Reaal by Chinese insurer Anbang. Hummels will remain affiliated with Maastricht University, where he is professor of finance at the School of Business and Economics, and as European liaison for the Global Impact Investing Network.

Investec Asset Management – Justin Simler has been appointed as investment director for the firm’s global mulit-asset team. He joins after a 10-year stint at Schroders where he was global head of product mangement for multi-asset. Simler will report to co-heads of the multi-asset team Philip Saunders, John Stopford and Michael Spinks, following the latter from Schroders.

KienhuisHovingAdvocaten en Notarissen – Carl Luijken has been appointed as senior pensions fiscal specialist at the Dutch law firm. Luijken been as fiscal lawyer for pensions for many years and was previously head of the fiscal and legal department for Deloitte Pension Advisory. He will now support the Pension Services group at KienhuisHoving.

Teslin Capital ManagementHein van Beuningen has been appointed to the board of directors for the Dutch asset manager, starting in September. Jan-Jaap Bongers will also join as a fund manager for its Darlin en Todlin investment funds. Van Beuningen joins from consulting firm Strategy, formerly Booz & Company, which was taken over by PwC last year. Van Beuningen will resign as a memer of Teslin’s supervisory board as a result. Bongers joins from ING Bank where he was director of leveraged finance.

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