Wednesday people roundup
GLOBAL – USSIM, Danica Pension, Pagadigm Change, AMP, BlackRock, JP Morgan, Kenston, MN, Saga, Schroders, UBS, 20 Gates
Universities Superannuation Scheme – The wholly owned asset manager for the UK's second-largest pension fund has appointed Robin Filmer-Wilson as investment manager, private equity co-investments. Filmer-Wilson joins from TCR Capital, where he was an associate director since 2005. He began his career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, then moving to Baring Private Equity, based in Paris and London.
Danica Pension – Lars Andreasen is to join the executive board of Danske Bank's pensions subsidiary as CFO. He will be in charge of the financial, investment and actuarial departments. Andreasen currently works in the group finance department at Danske, where he has been executive vice-president for the last six years. Before that, he was an accountant at KPMG. The precise date of his move to Danica has not been set.
Paradigm Change Capital Partners – The low-carbon investment specialist has appointed PensionDanmark chief executive Torben Möger Pedersen to its advisory board. Möger Pedersen's tenure has seen the labour-market fund invest heavily in infrastructure and climate-friendly projects. He advises the Danish government on climate and energy growth matters and is a board member of local pension association F&P.
AMP Capital – Louisa Yeoman joins from Moore Europe Capital Management to assume the role of institutional director for the UK. In her previous role, she was relationship manager for Moore's emerging market macro strategies. She has also worked at Pragma Wealth Management.
BlackRock – Gary Shedlin has been named CFO and senior managing director, joining the company's global executive committee. He succeeds Ann Marie Petach, moving to BlackRock Solutions as senior managing director within the client solutions business. Shedlin will join from mid-March, assuming the role once Petach resigns following first-quarter earnings results.
JP Morgan Asset Management – Ashley Potter has been named executive director within the manager's infrastructure debt group, the first of several anticipated appointments. He will report to Bob Dewing, who established the debt group in late 2011. Potter was until recently a financial adviser to UK energy regulator Ofgem and has worked within BNP Paribas' UK energy and infrastructure team.
Kenston – Peter Doetsch, who joined Germany's Mercer as head of its retirement business in 2006 and stepped down as the company's German head at the end of last year, has joined the consultancy. He will oversee the areas of HR management and certain key accounts within the company. He has previously acted as a board member of the supplementary fund for the German building industry, overseen by Soka-Bau.
MN – The Dutch fiduciary manager has hired three new members for its London office. Christy Jesudasan, Algie Ko and Jeannot Huijnen join as senior account manager, investment strategist and compliance, legal and risk officer, respectively. Jesudasan has spent the last 14 years at Mercer across the consultancy's fiduciary management and investment consulting business. Ko has previously worked as an investment solutions specialist for Natixis Global Associates, as well as F&C Asset Management. Finally, Huijnen was previously a compliance officer at GAM in the UK and has also worked for MF Global and Hoodless, Brennan & Partners.
Saga – Ros Altman, director general of the over-50s only insurance company since 2010, has stepped down. In the past, Altman has advised the UK government on matters surrounding pension policy.
Schroders – Scott Lothian joins as senior strategist, global strategic solutions, from BEA Union Investment in Hong Kong. Prior to his time at BEA Union, Lothian worked at Towers Watson both in Hong Kong and London. He will report to Lesley-Ann Morgan following her promotion to head up the global strategic solutions team.
UBS Global Asset Management – Joining from Russell Investments, Gavin Lewis will act as business development director for the UK and Ireland, reporting to regional head Ian Barnes.
20 Gates Management – Charles Chen joins as managing director and CIO, reporting to chief executive Hans Bald. Chen most recently was president and CIO at Newfleet Asset Management. He has also worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Securities Finance Trust Company.