Wednesday people roundup
NIBC – Dick Sluimers has been appointed as member of the supervisory board (RvC) of Dutch corporate bank NIBC as of 1 January 2016. On NIBC’s RvC, Sluimers is to chair the audit committee. Currently, he is chief executive at APG, asset manager and pensions provider for the large civil service scheme ABP. He is to leave APG at the end of this year. He joined ABP in 2003 as CFO and became chief executive of APG in 2008, when the asset manager was privatised. Sluimers is a member of the RvC of Akzo Nobel and chairman of the RvC of credit insurer Atradius. He is also a trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation and a member of the RvC of Netspar, the Dutch network for pension researchers and professionals. Angelien Kemna, the company’s CFRO, will act as interim chief executive until APG appoints a successor.
Cambridge Associates – Benoit Jacquemont has been appointed as senior investment director. He joins from Cardano Risk Management, where he was a senior portfolio manager responsible for the implementation of liability-driven investment strategies and tactical fixed income overlays for fiduciary mandates. At Cambridge, he will advise UK and European corporate and public pension scheme clients on their liability-driven investments and risk management. He will focus on fiduciary mandates.
Pzena Investment Management – The US-based asset manager has opened a London office. To lead its EMEA business, the company has installed a new management team for London – Phil Hoffman as head of UK, Middle East and Africa and Ulrik Ahrendt-Jensen as head of Europe. Hoffman joins from Russell Investment, where he held a number of positions, including head of research. Ahrendt-Jensen joins from Nordea’s funds business.
ERAFP – Dominique Lamiot has been re-appointed chairman of the board of directors of the supplementary pension scheme for the French civil service. Lamiot has been chair of the board since 2013. The position is filled by presidential decree. His re-appointment follows the renewal of the entire board, by ministerial decree, effective 20 November.
Swedish Shareholders’ Association – Carl Rosén is to step down as chief executive of the Swedish Shareholders’ Association to join the Swedish Ministry of Industry, where he will head up the division charged with overseeing the nearly 50 state-owned companies. Rosén is a former head of corporate governance at AP2 and left the buffer fund in 2009 to become managing director of the International Corporate Governance Network.
AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets – Sébastien Herzog has been appointed global CFO, COO and corporate secretary. Herzog has been global head of internal audit at AXA IM since 2012, having originally joined AXA IM-Real Assets (then AXA Real Estate) in 1998 as corporate finance manager.