Sampension, Hermes, LPFA, RobecoSAM, Sackers
Sampension — Majken Hauge Johansen and Henrik Braasch have been hired to boost the pension fund’s alternatives team. Johansen, who moved from Danske Capital Alternatives where she was chief portfolio manager, joined in March as chief portfolio manager. Senior portfolio manager Braasch joined in June and has previously worked at Carnegie, Nordea and Cheyene Capital Management.
Hermes Investment Management — Emma Hunt has been hired by Hermes Investment Management’s investor engagement service Hermes EOS as director, strategic client management and business development. She will be based in London and report to Colin Melvin, chief executive of Hermes EOS. Hunt joins from Towers Watson, where she was global co-head of sustainable & responsible investment. She will take up the new role in September. Her departure follows that of Jane Goodland, fellow co-head of sustainable investment, for a role at Old Mutual.
London Pensions Fund Authority — Edi Truell, the chairman of the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) is stepping down to advise the mayor of London on collaboration between local government pension schemes (LGPS) and infrastructure investment. He will resign as chairman of the LPFA and set up an advisory board for the newly-established partnership between LPFA and the Lancashire County Pension Fund. He will work as an unpaid adviser to London mayor Boris Johnson on pensions and investments, working towards Johnson’s aim of creating a London infrastructure investment fund using assets from the capital’s LGPS.
RobecoSAM — Olaf Martin has joined RobecoSAM as senior portfolio manager for the investment management firm’s sustainable global equities strategy, a role he took up in May. Before this he worked for Zürcher Kantonalbank where he was responsible for the portfolio management of global sustainability investing and European equity funds.
Sackers — Kirsty James and Andrew Worthington have been hired by the pensions law firm as associates. James joins the firm from Eversheds and Worthington comes from Slaughter and May. Both were pensions associates at their previous firms.