EU Single Resolution Board, Aviva Investors, PGGM, EFG Asset Management, BNP Paribas, PineBridge, BlueBay, Tikehau
EU Single Resolution Board (SRB) – Timo Löyttyniemi and Joanne Kellermann have been nominated for the EU banking union board as vice-chair and member, respectively. Löyttyniemi is managing director at the Finnish State Pension Fund, VER. Kellerman was executive board member at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch pensions supervisor, until recently. Both were put forward by the European Commission after a series of closed hearings. The European Parliament has yet to confirm the nominations. The board is based in Brussels and will be responsible for crisis management at banks under supervision of the ECB since the beginning of November. It is expected to be chaired by Elke König, of Germany, with other board members from Spain, France and Italy.
Aviva Investors – Mark Connolly has been appointed as chief investment for fixed income and the UK asset manager. Connolly joins from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), where he was head of fixed income, before the asset manager was acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management. He will report directly to chief executive Euan Munro, who joined last year from Standard Life Investment (SLI). Connolly has more than 25 years’ experience in asset management, including stints at SLI and Deutsche Wealth and Asset Management. He replaces acting CIO, Jean-François Boulier, who continues to head up the manager’s French operations.
PGGM – Frank Roeters van Lennep has been appointed head of infrastructure as of 1 January. He is to succeed Henk Huizing, who is to focus on commissionerships at PGGM-managed participations, after six years in the job. Van Lennep comes from consultant KPMG, where he has been partner at corporate finance for more than 14 years. Prior to this, he worked at the National Investment Bank and the Dutch regulator.
EFG Asset Management – Birgir Stefánsson has been named senior fund analyst within the asset manager’s private equity department. He joins the firm’s London office from LSR Pension Fund, the Icelandic scheme for state employees and nurses. His new role will see him head up private equity research, reporting to global head of research Daniel Murray.
BNP Paribas Securities Services – Corrine Vitte and Dario Rigert have joined the custodian’s operations in Zurich. Vitte has been appointed as head of sales for institutional investors and joins from RBC Investor & Treasury Services. Rigert comes from JP Morgan Investor Services and moves into a sales manager role for institutions. Both will report to head of BNPPSS in Switzerland, Garrick Smith, as the company expands its Swiss operations.
PineBridge Investments – Tomi Lāngström has been appointed as head of distribution for the Nordic region. He joins from Northern Star Partners, a firm he founded and was chief executive. He was previously global head of business development at MAN Investments.
BlueBay Asset Management – Jana Velebova has joined the asset manager in its emerging markets sovereign debt team. Velabova joins from Rogge Global Partners, where she started as partner in 2010. She has spent close to a decade managing active long-only and absolute return emerging market sovereign fixed income and currency portfolios.
Tikehau Capital – Ben Rothberg and Christoph Steffan have joined the asset manager’s London office as credit analysts. Rothberg joins from Credit Industriel et Commerical, where he worked in the acquisition finance team. Steffan comes from Morgan Stanley, where he was in the credit lending space. Both will report to Rodolfo Caceres, head of credit research.