Church Commissioners, EFAMA, M&G, PFZW, PME, Delta Lloyd Asset Management, Complementa, VIA, Fulcrum, Intertrust, LA Capital

Church CommissionersLoretta Minghella will take over as chair of the Church Commissioners’ Asset Committee from 1 November. The committee oversees the strategic management of the £7.9bn (€9bn) investment portfolio that funds the work of the Church of England.

Minghella succeeds Sir Andreas Whittam Smith, who announced his decision to step down as First Church Estates Commissioner – the official title of the role – in September after 15 years. Minghella was officially appointed by the Queen, having been nominated by prime minister Theresa May.

She is currently chief executive of Christian Aid, a charity, and sits on Church Commissioners’ ethical investment advisory group. She is a former chief executive of the UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme, and has also worked for the Financial Services Authority, the predecessor of the UK’s current financial regulator.

EFAMA – The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has elected William Nott as its president. He is currently vice-president. The appointment is for a two-year term until June 2019. Nott is the CEO of M&G Securities, the retail asset management arm of UK insurer Prudential, and is also chief strategy officer for the wider M&G business. He succeeds Union Investment’s Alexander Schindler.

Nicolas Calcoen was elected vice-president, also for two years. He is currently chief financial officer at Amundi,and has held senior positions in France’s Economy, Finances and Industry Ministry and Budget, Public Accounts and Civil Administration Ministry.   

PFZW – Mariëtte Simons has been appointed as a board member, nominated by pensioners, of healthcare scheme PFZW. She succeeds Ria Vedder, an actuary and former senator for the Christian Democrats political party, who died last year. Simons was an executive board member and consolidation manager at the €45bn metal industry scheme PME between 2013 and 2017. Prior to this, she was director of the pension fund of insurer SNS Reaal since 2004. Simons is also board secretary at the pension fund for PostNL.

Delta Lloyd AM – Jelle Ritzerveld, chief risk officer at Delta Lloyd Asset Management, will leave the company as of 1 August. Ridzerveld only joined Delta Lloyd – which was recently taken over by NN Group – in June 2016. Prior to this, Ritzerveld was director of risk management at Kempen Capital Management and risk manager at LeasePlan and ABN Amro.

Complementa Investment-ControllingEberhard Schwarz is to join the Swiss consultancy on 1 July as its representative in Germany. He was previously at Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate investment firm, where he was a senior relationship manager. He has also worked at BayernInvest and Siemens Financial Services.

VIA Equity – The private equity manager has hired Sebastian Maciejewskiis as an investment director to open an office in Munich, Germany. VIA is based in Denmark and has raised private equity funds supported by PFA and ATP, the country’s two largest pension funds. Maciejewskiis has been tasked with increasing the company’s presence in Germany. He previously worked for German private equity firms Paragon Partners and PINOVACapital.

Fulcrum Asset ManagementGraham Neilson has joined the UK-headquartered fund manager as investment director. He joins from Cairn Capital where he was chief investment strategist working on the firm’s $7.4bn fixed income business. He has also worked in senior roles at CPM Advisors, ABN Amro, and Bear Stearns.

Los Angeles Capital – The American global equity specialist has hired Edwina Acheson to its UK relationship management team as managing director. She is responsible for developing institutional client and consultant relationships across Europe. She was previously at equity manager Arrowstreet Capital, where she was a director of its European business. She has also worked for BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Fortis Investments, and ABN AMRO Asset Management.