Wednesday people roundup
PGGM, Hogan Lovells, Nikko Asset Management, Pictet Asset Management, BMO Global Asset Management, CBRE Global Investors, Morgan Stanley, Hermes Investment Management, Mercer, Cartwrights, Santander Asset Management, Aon Hewitt, Candriam Investors Group, Fidelity, Natixis Asset Management, City Noble, MEAG, Inalytics, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Axioma, Standard & Poor’s, Neuberger Berman, PIMCO
Hogan Lovells – Maarten Schellingerhout has been appointed as counsel at the global investment funds practice of law firm Hogan Lovells International in Amsterdam. Schellingerhout, a UK and Dutch law qualified funds lawyer, will advise institutional investors and managers on fund construction, primary and secondary fund investment, co-investment and restructuring, with a focus on private equity, infrastructure and private real estate. He joins from the €200bn asset manager PGGM, where has been senior legal counsel since 2012.
Nikko Asset Management – Udo von Werne has been appointed chief executive for the EMEA region. He joins from Pictet Asset Management, where he was head of institutional clients for Continental Europe. Before then, he worked at Zurich Financial Services and UBS.
BMO Global Asset Management – Jean-Michel Bongiorno has been appointed sales director for France, while Björn Bahlmann has been appointed sales director for Switzerland. Bongiorno joins from CBRE Global Investors, where he was director of investor relations for Southern Europe. Before then, he was a relationship manager at Thomson Reuters. Bahlmann joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was vice-president. Before then, he was head of products at SEB Asset Management.
Hermes Investment Management – Colin Melvin has been appointed to the new role of global head of stewardship. Hans Hirt and Emma Hunt have been appointed co-heads of Hermes EOS, the company’s stewardship-services division, replacing Melvin in this role.
Mercer – Ashlin Noonan has been appointed as a senior investment consultant. She joins from Cartwrights, where launched an investment consulting service. Before then, she worked at KPMG, Towers Watson and Novare Actuaries & Consultants. Noonan will provide advice on investment strategy, manager structure, manager selection and performance monitoring.
Santander Asset Management – Robert McElvanney has been appointed senior portfolio strategist within the Strategic Institutional Solutions group. He joins from Aon Hewitt, where he was a principal on the investment consulting side. McElvanney has 17 years of investment experience at a number of consultancies, advising a wide range of pension fund, corporate and institutional clients.
Candriam Investors Group – Chris Davies has been appointed head of UK distribution, while Derek Brander has been hired as head of UK wholesale as part of the company’s expansion in the region. Davies joins from Fidelity, while Brander joins from Natixis Asset Management.
City Noble – The pensions and investment advisory firm has appointed Patricia O’Loughlin as an associate. O’Loughlin has held senior roles at a range of investment managers including Invesco Asset Management and Aviva Investors. She served as adviser to Derbyshire County Council Pension Fund for eight years and was client liaison director at Aviva Staff Pension Fund.
MEAG – Andree Moschner has been appointed as a member of the board of management. He will also join the management board of ERGO on 1 April, where he will be responsible for the financial products division. He joins from Allianz Deutschland, where he was a board member.
Inalytics – Jennifer Youde has been appointed as a strategic consultant in the fund-manager analysis company’s new fixed income and credit team. She joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she was a managing director.
Axioma – Sunil Rajan has been appointed managing director for the EMEA region. He joins from Standard & Poor’s, where he was senior director and head of sales for EMEA Risk Solutions. He succeeds Ian Webster, who has taken on an expanded role as chief of staff.