Nordea Asset Management, PFA, Amundi, Allianz Global Investors, Kames Capital, Bank J Safra Sarasin, Hermes EOS, Baring Asset Management, F&C Investments, SAIL Capital Partners, Sacker & Partners, Global Impact Investing Network
Nordea Asset Management – Christian Hyldahl has been appointed head of Nordea Asset Management, part of the Nordic and Baltic banking group. Hyldahl will take over from the current head of the division, Allan Polack, who is leaving the group to take up the role of chief executive of PFA in April. Hyldahl has been head of investments at Nordea Asset Management for the last four years, and before that was co-head of markets within the division. He has worked at Nordea since 1990.
Amundi – Andy Wiggins has been appointed head of the UK and Ireland institutional business. He joins from Allianz Global Investors, where he held the role of head of UK institutional business development. Before then, he was head of UK institutional clients at Threadneedle Investments, and director of client relations at AllianceBernstein. Separately, Jeannine Daniel has been appointed head of equity strategies and senior analyst at Amundi Alternative Investments. Before joining Amundi, she worked for more than four years as a senior analyst at Kedge Capital Services. Before then, she was assistant vice-president and senior research analyst at Ivy Asset Management.
Kames Capital – Peter Ball has been appointed director of institutional business, as well as head of business development at Kames parent Aegon Asset Management. Ball initially began working with Kames in March last year as a consultant. He joined from 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.
Bank J Safra Sarasin – Serge Ledermann has been appointed head of asset management for Switzerland and a member of the executive committee. He joins from Retraites Populaires, where he was deputy chief executive. During a long career with Lombard, Odier Darier Hentsch, he was a partner, in charge of asset management. He also played a key role as founding partner of the asset management business of UBP.
Hermes EOS – Bruce Duguid has been appointed to the engagement team. He joins from the UK Green Investment Bank, where he was head of sustainability and green impact. Before then, he was head of investment engagement at the Carbon Trust.
Baring Asset Management – Jean-Louis Scandella has been appointed co-manager on a number of mandates including the Global Emerging Markets fund, with William Palmer and Isabelle Irish. He joined Barings in May 2014 from French equity boutique Comgest.
F&C Investments – Julio Obeso joins as a senior analyst, while Nicholas Sauer, an F&C employee since 2011, has relocated from the Amsterdam office to join the London-based emerging market debt team as a product specialist. Obeso joins from H2O Asset Management, a global macro and fixed income fund in London.
SAIL Capital Partners – The US private equity company has expanded into the EMEA region with the establishment of a London office and the appointment of Eric Warner as managing director. Prior to joining SAIL, Warner was co-chief executive and head of investor relations at Altius Associates.
Sacker & Partners – Sackers has seconded associate Emma Martin to the legal team at The Pensions Regulator. She will be specialising in defined contribution pensions. She joined Sackers in 2010.
Global Impact Investing Network – Amit Bouri has been appointed chief executive. Co-founder of the GIIN, he succeeds Luther Ragin, who stepped down at the end of 2014.