PIMCO, MAN Group, SPT, Allianz Global Investors, PGGM, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, Aviva Investors, Nomura, BlackRock, Kempen & Co, Willis Towers Watson, Aon Hewitt, PwC, TIAA Global Asset Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Invesco, BNY Mellon, CVC Capital Partners, JP Morgan, CDP, Schroders
PIMCO – Emmanuel Roman, former chief executive of Man Group, has been hired to lead US asset manager PIMCO. Roman will take over as PIMCO’s chief executive from Douglas Hodge, who will become managing director and senior adviser from 1 November. Roman comes to PIMCO from Man Group, which he joined when the firm acquired GLG Group in 2010. He went from being GLG’s co-chief executive, a role he held for five years, to COO of Man, and in 2013 was named Man’s chief executive. For its part, Man announced Luke Ellis, since 2012 the firm’s president, as Roman’s replacement.
SPT – Fokko Covers has been appointed as a board member at SPT, the €1.8bn closed pension fund for dentists and dental specialists. He is to become a member of the scheme’s investment committee, as well as chairman of its outsourcing committee. Until recently, Covers had been chairman and director of the Pensioenfonds Elsevier, which has liquidated and joined the pension fund PGB.
Allianz Global Investors – Lodewijk van Pol has been named head of client solutions in the Netherlands, as well as leader of the Benelux team of Allianz Global Investors. Van Pol has been head of fiduciary management at Lombard Odier. At the same time, Chris Wijdenes has been appointed as head of investments and operations at client solutions. He also worked at Lombard Odier, where was tasked with treasury, currency and cash management. Meanwhile, Ewoud van de Sande is to join as strategic asset allocation specialist. He comes from PGGM, where he focused on alternative investments and sustainability.
Lombard Odier Investment Managers – Tammy McPherson has been appointed head of UK institutional business development. She joins from Aviva Investors, where she was head of insurance business development. Before then, she worked at ABN AMRO Asset Management, with a focus on insurance asset management. Separately, Anna de Jong has been appointed senior sales manager. She joins from Nomura, where she was executive director the quantitative derivative strategies and solutions department servicing the Dutch market. Before then, she held roles at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and FactSet Research Systems.
BlackRock – Almar Rietberg has been appointed director, responsible for building up and maintaining client relations with Dutch institutional investors. Rietberg worked 11 years at Kempen & Co, where he was director institutional clients. Before then, he was an investment consultant at Towers Perrin for seven years.
Willis Towers Watson – Kemp Ross has been appointed global head of delegated investment solutions in the investments business. He joins from Aon Hewitt, where he has held various roles since he joined in 2008. Most recently, he was a senior partner and head of solutions and operations for investment. Before then, he worked at Mercer for 15 years. Separately, Chris Massey has been appointed to the UK consultancy team as a senior strategic adviser, based in Edinburgh. He joins from PwC, where he held a variety of strategic consulting roles.
TIAA Global Asset Management – The manager has hired two Europe-based managing directors for its real assets institutional distribution team. Per Frederiksen will focus on growing the institutional business in the Nordic countries, while Dan Greene will help lead efforts to develop and enhance relationships with global and regional investment consultants. Frederiksen joins from Dimensional Fund Advisors, while Greene joins from Invesco.
BNY Mellon – Hani Kablawi has been appointed head of investment services for the EMEA region. Formerly head of asset servicing for the same region, Kablawi will lead the business strategy for investment services and continue to be based in London.
CVC Capital Partners – Cathrin Petty is to join as a partner and head of European healthcare, based in London. She joins from JP Morgan, where she was head of healthcare for the EMEA region.
CDP – Rick Stathers has been appointed to lead the investor research arm of the global disclosure charity. He joins from Schroders, where he was head of responsible investment. Before then, he was a consultant at Environmental Resources Management and a regulatory controller at Morgan Stanley.