Irish Life Investment Managers, National Treasury Management Agency, London Pensions Fund Authority, PensionsEurope, Standard Life Investments, Amundi, Pension Insurance Corporation, Insight Investment, Edmond de Rothschild Group, Berenberg, 4AlphaDrivers
Irish Life Investment Managers – Peter Haran has been appointed head of alternative strategies. He joins from the National Treasury Management Agency, where he was head of investment strategy for Ireland’s National Pension Reserve Fund. As part of his role, he was chair of the NPRF Investment Committee. Before joining the NTMA, he was a portfolio manager with IIU Asset Strategies.
London Pensions Fund Authority – Chris Rule has been named CIO at the LPFA, following the departure of Alex Gracian. Rule has worked at Old Mutual Asset Management, where he spent nearly four years, as well as at SEB Investment Management and Key Asset Management before starting his new role last month.
PensionsEurope – Joanne Segars has been re-elected as chair of the federation for one year. Segars, who is also chief executive at the UK National Association of Pension Funds, has been chair of the industry group since November 2012, when she succeeded Patrick Burke. Simultaneously, Pierre Bollon of Association Française de la Gestion financière and Benne van Popta of MKB Nederland were re-elected as vice-chairmen.
Standard Life Investments – Chris Faulkner-MacDonagh has been appointed market strategist, while Alex Wolf has been appointed emerging markets economist. Faulkner-MacDonagh joins from Ziff Brothers Investments, where he held the post of senior economist. Before then, he held posts at the International Monetary Fund and the US Treasury Department. Wolf joins from the US State Department, where he served as a US diplomat in Beijing and Taipei. Before then, he held posts at BAE Systems and Lehman Brothers.
Amundi – Michael Hart has been appointed deputy chief executive officer and global head of business development. He joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the global business strategy for alternative investments. Before then, he worked at Bfinance and Morley Fund Management.
Pension Insurance Corporation – Mark Stephen and Steve Sarjant are to join the board as non-executive directors. Stephen was previously a partner and UK insurance leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sarjant spent 20 years as a senior actuarial consultant in the insurance and financial services practice at Towers Watson.
Insight Investment – Victoria May has been appointed head of institutional for North America. She joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where she spent 15 years, most recently as managing director of asset management solutions for the Global Multi-Asset Group.
Edmond de Rothschild Group – Marcus Money-Chappelle has joined the asset management division as head of sovereign funds. Money-Chappelle, who has 28 years of experience in banking and asset management, started his career at Barclays Bank in 1986 and subsequently built and managed international teams and offices from Singapore to London, including a spell in Bahrain.
4AlphaDrivers – Oliver Roll has founded an asset management consultancy in Germany called 4AlphaDrivers. Roll served as managing director at max.xs AG and held a number of leading positions in institutional business and investment consulting, including head of Germany at Threadneedle, and head of bank consulting at Feri.
Berenberg – David Mortlock has been appointed head of the London office. Mortlock joined Berenberg in 2010 as head of sales and was promoted to global head of equities in 2013 – a role he retains.