PIMCO, Kempen Fiduciary Management, Unipension, Sampension, Dutch Pensions Federation, Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, Aspect Capital, River and Mercantile, Goldman Sachs, Sturgeon Ventures, Railpen

PIMCO – The asset manager has put together a “global advisory board” of five economic and policy experts, including former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, former UK prime minister Gordon Brown, former Government of Singapore Investment Corporation CIO Ng Kok Song, New America president and chief executive Anne-Marie Slaughter and former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet. They are to “contribute their insights” on economic, political and strategic developments and their relevance for financial markets. Bernanke will serve as chairman.

Kempen Fiduciary ManagementErik Hulshof has been appointed executive director of the London team. He will be responsible for the integration of Kempen’s activities in the UK and the Netherlands, as well as growth in the UK. In the past, Hulshof has worked for MN and Robeco. He is currently trustee at several Dutch industry-wide pension funds.

Unipension – The Danish scheme, set up by three professional pension funds to manage their assets and administration collectively, has lost two of the funds to rival Sampension. Cristina Lage, chief executive at Unipension, decided to resign from the role in connection with “the divorce”. Jens Munch Holst, Unipension’s CFO and CDO, will replace her.

Dutch Pensions FederationEmile Soetendal has been appointed in the newly created position of policy project leader, starting in his job on 1 January. Soetendal currently serves as programme manager for the nationwide debate on the reform of the Dutch pensions system. He is also co-ordinator for pensions policy at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs.

Aspect Capital – The systematic investment manager has appointed Kevin Carter as independent non-executive director to its Board. Carter has worked in key roles at Old Mutual in South Africa, the UK and the US, Watson Wyatt and JP Morgan Securities. He now holds non-executive positions at JP Morgan American Investment Trust, the Universities Superannuation Scheme, the Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund, Lowland Investment Company, the BBC Pension Trust and the Murray International Trust.

River and Mercantile – The Derivative Solutions division has expanded its team with five new hires. The new hires include Richard Worrall, a developer appointed from Goldman Sachs. The division has also hired Tom Clayson, Holly Steward, George Webb and Alex King into the derivatives graduate recruitment programme.

Invesco Perpetual – The asset manager has promoted two fund managers within its European equities team. Oliver Collin will become manager of the Invesco Continental European Small Cap Equity Fund, while Matthew Perowne will become fund manager of the Invesco Perpetual European Opportunities Fund.

Sturgeon VenturesTanya Hailes has been appointed as a compliance and risk analyst at the “regulatory incubator”. She joins from Railpen, where she was a compliance analyst.