PGGM, Coeli, FRC, Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Complementa, Monomoy
PGGM – Piet Klop has been named head of responsible investment at Dutch pension service provider PGGM as of 1 December 2021. He had been acting head of the team for a while, filling in for his predecessor Hans Op ’t Veld.
Op ’t Veld will remain on PGGM’s payroll, working on the expansion of the Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) in a role without managerial responsibilities. The SDI AOP was co-founded by PGGM in 2019.
In his new role, Klop will lead a team of 15 that will advise PGGM’s main client PFZW on responsible investing, support PGGM’s investment teams on ESG matters and will conduct engagement efforts with portfolio companies. Klop, who has been working at PGGM since 2011, said the biggest challenge for PGGM over the coming years will be to map the impact of the asset manager’s investments on society and incorporate this in the investment process.
Coeli – Ulrika Hasselgren will be joining Swedish asset manager Coeli in mid-January as chief sustainability officer, leaving Arabesque after 10 months.
Her mandate is to take Coeli to a leading position in sustainable investments. She will be a member of the management team and as well as member of the board.
Hasselgren, former global head of sustainability and impact investment at Danske Bank, joined Arabesque in March as group head of Nordics and head of Europe for corporates and sovereigns. Before Danske Bank, Hasselgren was global head of RI strategy and ESG integration at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) after it acquired Ethix SRI Advisors, the company she co-founded in 1999.
Coeli has SEK43bn (€4bn) in assets under management and has a goal of reaching SEK100bn.
Financial Reporting Council – Jan du Plessis is the UK government’s preferred candidate to become chair of the regulator in charge of the Stewardship and Corporate Governance Codes, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced.
The FRC has been without a permanent chair since Simon Dingemans left the position in May, less than nine months after joining, for a position at private equity group Carlyle. The watchdog is in the process of transitioning into a new, more proactive regulator following the Kingman review into its future.
Du Plessis most recently served as chair of BT Group and before that he was chair of Rio Tinto and of SABMiller. His appointment is subect to parliamentary approvals. If formally appointed he would serve a four-year term.
Complementa – The Swiss consultancy has named Jeyathansan Thansan Thangarajah for the position of investment controller from 1 December, and Georgios Zafeiropoulos as an analyst in its customer care team in Zurich, effective on 1 February.
Thansan Thangarajah has previously served at UBS as an investment-reporting specialist, and in portfolio management at private bank ARVEST. Most recently, he held the position of fund oversight manager at GAM Investment Management. Zafeiropoulos started at Complementa in 2018. Before joining Complementa, he spent a period at Julius Baer bank.
Bank J. Safra Sarasin – Daniel Wild will be joining the Swiss private bank as chief sustainability officer on 1 March 2022. He will join from Credit Suisse, where he was global head of ESG strategy. From 2006-2019, he held various senior roles within RobecoSAM AG, including as co-CEO of the sustainable investment firm. Wild and his co-CEO Marius Dorfmeister left at the same time in 2019.
At Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Wild will have strategic responsibility to promote and develop the bank’s role in sustainable asset management. He replaces Jan Amrit Poser, who is said to be pursuing a new opportunity outside of the private banking industry.
Monomoy Capital Partners – Jaime Forsyth has been named partner at the private investment firm Monomoy Capital Partners.
Forsyth began her career with Monomoy in 2008 as an investment analyst and has since led several of the firm’s equity and debt transactions. She has served on the board of directors for 11 of Monomoy’s platform investments.
In addition to her deal responsibilities, Forsyth is actively involved in the firm’s internal continuous improvement initiatives, and leads recruiting and career development for junior professionals.