Amundi, Carmignac, BCC/CRA, Allianz Global Investors, European Investment Fund, VBV, First Sentier Investors, ATP
First Sentier Investors – The firm has appointed Jane Daniel as chief risk officer. She is located in London and joins First Sentier from Aegon Asset Management where she was global chief risk and compliance officer. Daniel was responsible for leading a team of 85 across Europe, US and Asia, where she oversaw portfolio risk management, enterprise risk management and compliance. Other notable roles at Aegon included ambassador for inclusion and diversity, and board directorships on its global, regional and joint venture companies.
Daniel joined Aegon in August 2017 from her role as EMEA CRO and global head of enterprise risk at Columbia Threadneedle. Prior to this, she was at the Royal Bank of Scotland where she spent a number of years working across a variety of business and risk roles.
With a career spanning 30 years, Daniel has had previous exposure to senior risk leadership roles across corporate and international banking, wealth management, transaction services as well as asset management.
ATP/Pædagogernes Pension – Signe Have Balle has left Denmark’s largest pension fund, the statutory scheme ATP, and started a new job as risk manager at labour-market pension scheme Pædagogernes Pension, she announced on the networking site LinkedIn. She worked at ATP for five and a half years, and was senior risk analyst for the last nine months.
Carmignac – The asset manager has bolstered its investment team with the appointment of Lloyd McAllister as head of sustainable investment.
McAllister brings significant experience in sustainable investing to Carmignac, joining from Newton Investment Management where he worked for four years, most recently as head of ESG research and a member of the firm’s senior leadership team.
His appointment coincides with the decision by Sandra Crowl, stewardship director, to retire at the end of January 2023. Crowl will work with McAllister over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities.
McAllister is based in London and reports to Maxime Carmignac, managing director of Carmignac UK and executive sponsor of ESG at Carmignac. In his position, McAllister will head Carmignac’s sustainable investment team. The team is dedicated to supporting the fund management team with extra-financial analysis, thematic research and company engagement, as well as advising the business on sustainable investing trends and ESG regulation.
McAllister will also be responsible for executing the firm’s strategic sustainable investment roadmap. This includes supporting the firm’s ESG regulation group, helping to further capitalise on its existing ESG framework, including its proprietary research system START, and identifying opportunities for the business to deepen its footprint on its chosen ESG areas of focus: climate, empowerment and leadership.
McAllister also joins Carmignac’s strategic development committee.
Amundi – Cyril Meilland has been appointed head of investor relations and financial communication, within the finance division of Amundi.
Prior to this new role, Meilland was responsible for Amundi’s key account partnership strategy within the distribution and wealth division since January 2021. Previous to this, he occupied different senior roles at Crédit Agricole including chief of staff for the group’s CEO from 2019-2020 and head of financial communication and investor relations of Crédit Agricole SA between 2016 and 2019.
He also held the same role at Amundi, during which he led the financial communication on its IPO in 2015.
Meilland has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Earlier in his career, he held various positions, working in the financial department of Banque Indosuez (now CACIB), then as equity analyst and then head of the European banking research team at Lehman Brothers and Kepler Cheuvreux. He has also worked in BNP Paribas’s investor relations team.
Fondo Pensione Nazionale BCC/CRA – The multi-employer bank sector pension fund in Italy has appointed Giuseppe Longo as the new director general.
Longo has previously served as deputy director general and head of finance at BCC/CRA. He started working at the pension fund for the employees of Banco di Napoli in 2001.
Allianz Global Investors (AGI) – The asset manager has named Eckhard Weidner as head of the product specialists for systematic equity, effective from December.
Weidner joins AGI from HSBC, where he served as co-head of investment due diligence, wealth and personal banking and senior portfolio manger. He previously worked as chief analyst, fund and asset manager ratings at Telos, and as project manager at Deutsche Bank.
European InvestmentFund (EIF) – The fund’s board of directors have appointed Gelsomina Vigliotti as chair, succeeding Werner Hoyer, the president of the European Investment Bank who held the position temporarily.
Vigliotti is vice-president and member of the management committee of the European Investment Bank, responsible for financing small and medium-sized firms and mid-caps, equity and equity-type products, counterpart monitoring and restructuring, new products, special transactions, microfinance, and operations in Italy, Malta, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine.
Vigliotti previously served as director general for international financial relations at the Italian Treasury.
VBV Pensionskasse – The former head of enterprise risk management at Vienna Insurance Group, Ronald Laszlo, will join the Austrian pension fund VBV Pensionskasse from 1 July. He will succeed Gernot Heschl as a board member in 2024.
Prior to joining the Vienna Insurance Group, Laszlo was, among other roles, head of bank auditing at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB).