GLOBAL - Pensioenfederatie, APG, ING Investment Management, Towers Watson, Pioneer Investments, Sackers, Schroders, Kames Capital, Oddo Asset Management, Dexion Capital, Threadneedle
Pensioenfederatie - Edith Maat has been appointed head of policy and deputy director at the Dutch Pensions Federation, the umbrella body for the pension funds’ lobbying organisations VB, Opf and UvB. Currently, Maat is head of education, care and employment at the government department of social affairs (SZW). She has been working at SZW for 13 years. Maat will succeed Leny van der Heiden, who has taken on a job at pension provider SPF Beheer, as of 15 March.
APG - The €270bn pension provider and asset manager APG has appointed Mark Boerekamp as its new chief operations officer. Boerekamp, who will assume his new role at the beginning of February, succeeds Jo van Engelen, who has been appointed as professor of integrated sustainable solutions at the Technical University of Delft. Boerekamp will become responsible for pension administration, the collection of contributions, and ICT infrastructure. Currently, Boerekamp is senior partner at management consultant Accenture. Until 1 February, Adri van der Wurff will act as interim COO.
ING Investment Management - Joining from HSBC Global Asset Management, Christian Paris has been named acting managing director for the company’s French division. With more than two decades of industry experience, Paris has worked for Deutsche Bank, CIC Group and Sinopia Asset Management.
Towers Watson - Richard Sweetman has been promoted to head of DC pension consulting in the northern region of the UK. Sweetman has spent the last nine years at Towers Watson, with more than 20 years of industry experience. Rob Walker and Michael Varma, meanwhile, join the DC team from Barclays corporate pensions and benefits division RSM Tenon Financial Management, respectively.
Pioneer Investments - Rainer Lenzin has been appointed as head of Switzerland, reporting to Fabien Mader, the company’s head of western and northern Europe. Lenzin will aim to expand the company’s institutional client base, joining from BNY Mellon Asset Management in Zurich. Prior to that, he worked at Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and Dresdner Bank.
Sackers - The pensions law firm has promoted associate director Caroline Legg to partner, effective immediately. Legg, who specialises in aspects of pension legislation pertaining to the UK’s Pension Protection Fund, as well as scheme mergers, joined in 2004.
Schroders - Ian Maybury has been named head of solutions management within the company, a newly created role within its liability-driven investment team. Maybury has previously worked at Redington and Citigroup.
Kames Capital - Greg Cooper joins from First State Investments as chief administrative officer, responsible for legal matters and portfolio reporting activities. Debbie King, Garvin Peoples and Paul Dilworth have joined the fixed income team, with King joining from Intergen, where she was a financial analyst. Peoples will join the investment-grade group after four years at PwC as part of the senior audit team. Dolworth returns from a six-month secondment within the performance measurement team.
Oddo Asset Management - Nicolas Chaput has been appointed chief executive and managing director, replacing Guido Mundt, effective from the beginning of February. Mundt will continue to work for the company, looking to strengthen its client base in German-speaking regions.
Dexion Capital - Tom Skinner joins the boutique investment bank as head of research, while Robert Peel joins the company’s corporate finance team. Skinner previously worked as senior research analyst at JP Morgan Cazenove, while Peel has previously worked at Winterflood Securities.
Threadneedle - Iain Richards joins from Aviva Investors as head of governance and responsible investment. Richards had been with Aviva as regional head for corporate governance since 2003 and prior to that worked at Schroders.