KPA Pension, Nordea, Amundi, State Street Global Advisors, European Central Bank, Auriel Capital, MSCI, CFA Institute, Invesco Perpetual, Morgan Stanley & Co, Savills Investment Management, International Property Security Exchange, GVA Bilfinger
KPA Pension – Britta Burreau has been named chief executive of the Swedish pension provider, filling the vacancy left last year following Erik Thedéen’s decision to join the country’s regulator, Finansinspektionen. Burreau, who has been chief executive of Nordea Liv & Pension Sweden since 2004, will join in December. Johan Nystedt, currently CFO at Nordea Liv & Pension, will succeed Burreau as chief executive from June.
Amundi – The France-based asset manager has created a global advisory board. Hubert Védrine, former foreign affairs minister of France, will chair the board, which will also include the following people:
- Helen Alexander, former president of the Confederation of British Industry
- Simon Fraser, former permanent secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Enrico Letta, former prime minister of Italy
- Maurice Levy, chairman and chief executive at Publicis Groupe
- Patrick Ponsolle, former vice-chairman at Morgan Stanley International
- Jurgen Stark, former member of the executive board and governing Council of the ECB
- Isabel Tocino Biscarolasaga, former minister of the environment in Spain
- Tatsuo Yamasaki, former vice-minister of finance for Japan
State Street Global Advisors – Adam Grainger has been appointed COO of the European defined contribution business. Over the last six years, he has worked for JP Morgan Asset Management and BlackRock, among others. Based in London, he will be looking to expand State Street’s DC operations in Ireland and across Continental Europe.
European Central Bank – The ECB is hiring a head of division for bond market and international operations. The new hire will be responsible for contributing to the management of the ECB’s pension funds, among other things. The position is in the Directorate General Market Operations, with applications open until 15 June.
Auriel Capital – The UK-based institutional asset management firm has appointed Antti Savilaakso as a partner. Savilaakso joins from MSCI, where he was head of ESG research for EMEA. Before then, he worked in ESG analysis and portfolio management for more than 10 years at Nordea Asset Management.
CFA Institute – Colin McLean has been elected vice-chair of the board of governors of the global association of investment management professionals. Effective 1 September, he will succeed Frederic Lebel, who will become the elected chair of the board. McLean is the first non-Charterholder to hold the role of vice-chair. He is chief executive at SVM Asset Management, a fund management group based in Edinburgh.
Invesco Perpetual – Thomas Moore has been appointed to the investment manager’s Henley fixed interest investment team. He joins from Morgan Stanley & Co, where he was managing director and head of European credit analytics. Moore was at Morgan Stanley for 12 years, having been at Orion Consultants in New York before then.
Savills Investment Management – James Bury has been named chief executive of the company’s European business, reporting to global chief executive Justin O’Connor. Bury was previously the manager’s COO, a role that also saw him sit on its management board.
International Property Security Exchange – Robert Bould has been named non-executive director of the London-based exchange. Bould was previously chief executive of GVA Bilfinger and executive vice-president of Bilfinger Real Estate in Germany.