Wednesday people roundup
Jupiter Fund Management, PKA, International Corporate Governance Network, Threadneedle Investments, Syntaxis Capital, Erste Asset Management, Kames Capital, Palamon Capital Partners
Jupiter Fund Management – Maarten Slendebroek has been promoted from distribution and strategy director to group chief executive, succeeding Edward Bonham Carter, effective 17 March 2014. Slendebroek joined Jupiter last year from BlackRock, where he was head of international retail. Bonham Carter will remain on the board and take on a new executive role as vice-chairman, reporting to Slendebroek.
PKA – Morten Lund Madsen, CFO at Danish pensions administrator PKA, has been appointed as a director of the company, as from the beginning of December. Lund Madsen was previously head of risk management at PKA, and has been at the company since January 2008.
International Corporate Governance Network – Kerrie Waring has been appointed managing director. The ICGN is an investor-led organisation of governance professionals, with members in more than 50 countries, including institutional investors responsible for $18trn (€13.1trn) in global assets. Waring joined the ICGN in 2008 as COO. She was promoted to Acting Head following the departure of Carl Rosen in June 2011.
Threadneedle Investments – Noël Luchena has been appointed sales director for institutional clients in Switzerland. He joins from Credit Suisse, where he spent 15 years, the latter 13 working as a relationship manager with institutional clients.
Syntaxis Capital – The provider of mezzanine capital in Central Europe has appointed Rupert Coull to its ESG team. Coull will take responsibility for all elements of the company’s ESG policy. He joins from the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority, where he was principal investment manager. Before then, he worked for eight years in investment banking at Cazenove and Merrill Lynch.
Erste Asset Management – Albert Stöger has been appointed head of International Institutional Business Steering at Austrian investment company Erste. The new position was set up to help Esrte manage markets where it does not yet have a distribution unit. Stöger has been working at the company since 2009 and had been director for institutional business development.
Kames Capital – Nick Chatters has been appointed to the fixed income team. He joins from Citibank, where he was an assistant vice-president in its Complex Pricing Group, with responsibility for development of derivative valuations. Before then, he also held positions at Capco, GFI Group and Bayern LB.
Palamon Capital Partners – Philippe Arbour has been appointed managing director of structured finance, while Antony Barker has been appointed director of investor relations and marketing. Arbour joins having spent 10 years with Lloyds Banking Group, where he worked in a variety of roles. Barker re-joins Palamon from global placement agent Campbell Lutyens and DMC Partners, where he was an investor relations associate.