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Syntrus Achmea, State Street Global Advisors, NN Investment Partners, AXA Investment Managers, EFAMA, EY, Vontobel Asset Management

Syntrus AchmeaHein Brand and Fieke van der Lecq have been appointed members of the pension provider and asset manager’s supervisory board. Van der Lecq is currently professor of pension markets at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, as well as chair of the supervisory boards of the Pensioenfonds Robeco and Pensioenfonds Zoetwaren, the industry-wide scheme for confectioners in the Netherlands. Brand was chief executive at ING Real Estate Finance from 2001 to 2008, and prior to that was head of global credit restructuring. 

State Street Global AdvisorsGreg Ehret has been named president. He has been with the company for more than 20 years, overseeing areas including the firm’s ETF business. His new role will see him in charge of SSGA’s client-facing activities. 

NN Investment PartnersIvan Nikolov has joined the convertible bonds team as senior portfolio manager. Based in London, he joins from Aberdeen Asset Management and has worked at KNG Securities and Pine River Capital Management. 

AXA Investment ManagersSailesh Lad and Olga Fedotova have joined the fixed income emerging markets team. Fedotova, who will be head of emerging market (EM) credit, will join from UniCredit in August. She has previously headed up HSBC’s EM corporate credit team and worked at ING Bank. Lad joins as senior portfolio manager from Ignis Asset Management, and has previously worked at Henderson Global Investors, BlueBay Asset Management and Moore Capital Management.

EFAMA – Alexander Schindler has been appointed president of the European Fund and Asset Management Asssociation. Schindler is also an executive board member at German asset manager Union Investment. He will serve a two-year term with William Nott, chief executive of M&G Securities, acting as vice. Schindler replaces Christian Dargnat, who has been president since 2013. Nott has been on the EFAMA board for six years.

EY – Karina Brookes as joined the UK’s consultancy arm in a senior role within the pensions covenant advisory team. She joins after spending 15 years with rival PwC, latterly as a director in the pensions credit advisory team.

Vontobel Asset Management – Ludovic Colin has been appointed to the Swiss asset manager’s fixed income team as a portfolio manager and foreign exchange and interest rate specialist. Colin will take responsibility for Vontobel’s bond global aggregate fund as a deputy portfolio manager. He joins from the London office of Goldman Sachs where he was a multi-asset macro specialist, and previously worked for Amundi, under its previous guise of Credit Agricole Asset Management.

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