AllianzGI – Deborah Zurkow has been appointed head of alternatives at the German asset manager, where she will also become a member of the global executive committee, effective 1 June. Claus Fintzen will take over her role as CIO and head of infrastructure debt. Zurkow and Fintzen joined the manager in 2012 from Triennium Advisors to form part of a new team dedicated to infrastructure debt investments. Zurkow was appointed to lead that team. AllianzGI established an alternatives investment platform in December 2014, which had roughly doubled in size in terms of assets under management by the end of the first quarter of 2016.
Profond – The Swiss multi-employer pension scheme has created the position of CIO, with Christina Böck of AXA Investment Managers appointed to the new role. Böck has been at AXA for more than 15 years, most recently as head of solution strategists for Central Europe, and CIO Switzerland at AXA in Zurich. She will join Profond in mid-August.
Financial Stability Board (FSB) – Senior investment officials at Dutch pension fund manager PGGM and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) are among nine new members of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure as it embarks on a second phase of work. Eloy Lindeijer is CIO at €183bn Dutch asset manager PGGM, while Stephanie Leaist is managing director and head of sustainable investing at CPPIB. They join the following seven other appointees to the FSB task force.
Aon Hewitt – Matthew Fletcher has been appointed as a senior consultant for Aon’s Risk Settlement Group. He joins from Hymans Robertson, where he was a technical consultant within its longevity company Club Vita. Before then, he spent 11 years at Towers Watson.
BMO Global Asset Management – Phil Webster has been appointed as a portfolio manager. He joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he worked for more than a decade, most recently as senior investment manager on the pan-European equities team.