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AP3, JP Morgan Asset Management, Kames Capital, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, Mirabaud Asset Management, Finisterre Capital, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Macquarie Securities

AP3Jonas Victorsson has joined Sweden’s third pensions buffer fund at the end of May as a senior portfolio manager, running alpha mandates within the equity long/short sector. He joins from Swedbank Robur, where he worked for seven years as portfolio manager for Swedbank Robur Technology, Folksam Framtidsfonden and SwedbankRobur Kommunikationsfonden. Before that, he spent almost seven years as a portfolio manager at AP1.

JP Morgan Asset ManagementChristoph von Reiche has been appointed to the newly created role of head of JPMAM’s institutional business for Europe. He joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he held a similar role for Germany and Austria. Von Reiche joined GSAM in 2003.

Kames CapitalPeter Ball has been appointed interim head of institutional business. Ball has previously been on the board of JLT Employee Benefits, where he was responsible for the investment management and investment consulting businesses. Before then, he led the UK institutional business at JP Morgan Asset Management for 10 years.

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) – Lesley Alexander, chief executive at HSBC Bank Pension Trust, has been appointed chair at UKSIF, effective from 1 July. She replaces Martin Clarke, who is stepping down after he finishes his second two-year term in the role. Before joining HSBC, was worked at EMI as head of pensions.

Mirabaud Asset ManagementDavid Basola has been appointed head of business development activities for the Italian market. He will serve the needs both of institutional and wholesale investors in Italy, Malta, Monaco and Ticino (Switzerland). He joins Syz Group, where he has worked since 2006. Before then, he worked at GAIM Advisors in London.

Finisterre Capital – The emerging market asset manager has appointed Kevin Bespolka as co-portfolio manager to the Finisterre EM Debt Fund, sub-fund of the Principal Global Investors Funds. He will co-run the fund alongside the manager Christopher Watson. Bespolka joins from Napier Park Global Macro Fund, where he served as CIO and chief executive.

BNP Paribas Investment PartnersPatrick Mange has been appointed to the newly created role of emerging markets strategist. He joined BNP Paribas Group in 2001 as head of investment strategy for BNP Paribas Asset Management. Since 2009, he has served as deputy chief executive in charge of investment for Shinhan BNP Paribas.

Macquarie Securities – The institutional equities arm of Macquarie has appointed Mark Dwyer and Graham Cook to its Portfolio Solutions group in London. Dwyer joins as a head of Portfolio Solutions EMEA from BNY Mellon, where he was managing director and head of the EMEA Beta & Transition Management. Graham Cook was most recently a director on the same BNY Mellon team and joins as senior transition manager.

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