ATP, Merchant Navy Officers Pensions Fund, ESMA, Unigestion, JPMAM, MN, LOIM, Kames Capital
Danica Pension – Anders Svennsen is leaving his position as co-CIO at Danish pensions giant ATP to take up a new role as CIO of Danica Pension on 1 December. Sevennesen will replace Peter Lindegaard, the Danske Bank subsidiary’s previous CIO, who left the company in August. Svennesen will be responsible for developing Danica’s investment department.
Merchant Navy Officers Pensions Fund – Rory Murphy and Mike Jess have been appointed as chairman and vice-chairman, respectively. The scheme, an industry-wide pension arrangement for shipping companies, made the appointments after the recent retirement Peter McEwen and William Everard, who left their positions earlier this year. Murphy is a former chairman of the Unite trade union, one of the UK’s largest. He joins from a consultancy specialising in employer and trade union engagement. Jess is a member-nominated trustee of the pension scheme and also a trustee director of the Merchant Navy Welfare Board.
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – Cyril Roux, Gérard Rameix and Marek Szuszkiewicz have been appointed to the board of the European supervisory authority. Roux, a new member, is employed by the Central Bank of Ireland. Rameix, who works at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in France, has been re-elected to the board. Szuszkiewicz is also a new member and works at Poland’s Komisja Nadzoru Finanswego (KNF). The two new members replace Jean Guille of Luxembourg’s Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) and Julie Galbo of Denmark’s Finanstilsynet.
Unigestion – Guilhem Savry and Oliver Blin have joined the French asset manager’s cross-asset solutions team as director and senior vice-president, respectively, both leaving rival manager Lombard Odier Investment Management (LOIM). Savry and Blin worked together at LOIM as senior portfolio manager and portfolio manager, respectively, but will now take up senior positions at Unigestion.
JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) – David Stubbs has joined the firm as a global market strategist. He is expected to provide economic insight on the UK and Europe to financial advisers and institutional investors. He joins from MRB Partners, based in New York, and has also worked at Heitman Securities in London and the United Nations.
MN – Nick Clapp has joined the Dutch fiduciary manager’s UK operations as a client director. Clapp will report to head of UK clients, Donny Hay. His role will be to communicate MN’s offering to the UK pensions market. He joins from consultancy Hymans Robertson, where he was an investment consultant.
Lombard Odier Investment Managers – Andrea Argenti has been appointed as the firm’s head of Italian business, based in Milan. He joins the French asset manager from BlackRock, where he was head of its Italian retail business for eight years.
Kames Capital – Nadia Bucci has been appointed as a business development manager, responsible for growing the business in Spain and developing its offering in Portugal. She joins from Osmosis Investment Management, where she also worked in business development. She will be based in London, reporting to Richard Dixon, head of European wholesale.