SNPF, SBMN, Nomura, Royal London Asset Management, Towers Watson, Delta Lloyd, AFM
SNPF – Sjoerd Hoogterp has been appointed the new director for the €1.4bn occupational pension fund for notaries. He is to succeed Eric Uijen, who on 1 June became director of the €39bn metal scheme PME. Hoogterp has previously been interim director at the pension fund Celtona – currently in liquidation – as well as at PWRI, the €7.3bn pension fund for disabled workers and is currently assisting Pensioenfonds Mercurius Amsterdam (PMA) with its liquidation process. Following the 2016 merger SNPF and SBMN, the €1bn fund for the staff of notaries, Hoogterp is to head up the new fund’s pension bureau.
Nomura Asset Management – Andreas Koerner is to become the Japanese asset manager’s new head of client relations and marketing for EMEA, following the retirement of Mark Roxburgh at the end of the month. Roxburgh leaves after 15 years with the firm, with his replacement moving over from the fund’s German business, where he has been for 12 years, lately as chief executive.
Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) – John Burke is to join the UK asset manager in September as head of institutional, responsible for business development. Burke moves over from Newton Investment Management, where he held a similar role – working with the firm for 15 years. Burke will report to current head of distribution Rob Williams.
Towers Watson – Ann Flynn has joined the consultancy as a senior consultant in its UK defined contribution (DC) practice, responsible for business development. Flynn left insurance company Standard Life in 2013, where she was head of workplace distribution, to set up her own consultancy. She has over 20 years experience in DC and insurance-based options, and has worked at Scottish Widows and Aegon.
Delta Lloyd – Rob Ruijter has been named chairman of the insurer’s supervisory board (RvC). He is to succeed Jean Frijns, who announced his resignation as of 1 October, following a dispute between Delta Lloyd and supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank. Ruijter has been a member of Delta Lloyd’s supervisory board since 2014. Currently, he is chairman of the company’s remuneration committee and a member of both the audit and the risk committee within the RvC.
AFM – Femke de Vries has been appointed to the board of the Dutch communications watchdog, a position she will take up from 1 October. She will succeed Theodor Kockelkoren, who is to leave on 15 October. Currently, De Vries is head of operational management at supervisor DNB. She has been supervisory head of pension funds at the regulator.