Wednesday people roundup
NOW: Pensions, Danish FSA, Local Pensions Partnership, Lancashire, LPFA, Maple Financial Group, NN Investment Partners, PGGM, CBRE Global Investors, Syntrus Achmea Real Estate and Finance, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, AMF
NOW: Pensions – Henrik Ramlau-Hansen has been appointed non-executive chairman of the commercial board of NOW: Pensions, the UK auto-enrolment subsidiary of Denmark’s ATP. He is replacing ATP’s chief executive Carsten Stendevad in the role. The independent trustee board of NOW: Pensions remains unchanged. Ramlau-Hansen was CFO at Danske Bank between 2011 and 2016, and before that, was chief executive of Danica, a Danske Bank subsidiary and the second-largest commercial pension fund in Denmark, from 2000 to 2010. In September 2016, Ramlau-Hansen was appointed chairman of the Danish FSA.
Local Pensions Partnership – Tom Richardson has been appointed chief risk officer of the Local Pensions Partnership (LPP), a collaboration between the Lancashire County Pension Fund and the London Pensions Fund Authority. He will oversee all aspects of LPP’s financial, investment and operational risk management, and sit on the partnership’s main board, as well as the LPP Investments Board. Richardson is replacing Angela Smith, who was filling the role temporarily. He has previously worked for the privately owned financial firm Maple Financial Group.
NN Investment Partners – Gabriella Kinder has been appointed manager of NN IP’s €14bn alternative credit boutique. She is to boost the existing team, following the internal promotion of Bart Bakx and Lennart van Mierlo, who have become head of residential real estate and head of commercial real estate lending, respectively. Kinder will be responsible for all illiquid strategies, including residential property, project financing, corporate loans and commercial property loans. She had more than 20 years’ experience in banking and asset management, having worked at MeesPierson and BNP Paribas.
PGGM – Maarten Jennen has replaced Maarten van der Spek as director of strategy for private real estate. Jennen joins from CBRE Global Investors, where he was director of investment solutions. He previously worked for ING Real Estate Investment Management (now CBRE GI). Van der Spek recently left PGGM to join the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as a senior strategist in the UAE. He joined the Dutch investor in 2009.
Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance — Morella Hessels has been appointed business development manager, responsible for getting new real estate and mortgage mandates from international institutional investors. She has previously worked for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Northern Trust Global Investments and Tobam.
AMF – Fredrik Ronvall, transaction and analysis manager at AMF Fastigheter, the real estate arm of the Swedish pension provider AMF, has been appointed manager and investment manager of unlisted real estate companies in Sweden and abroad at AMF’s asset management business. He will take on the role in addition to his current position.