APG Asset Management, PIMCO, Aberdeen Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Principles for Responsible Investment, Carnstone Partners, Aviva Investors, Sarasin & Partners
APG Asset Management – Ronald Wuijster, chief client officer, is to combine his current role with that of CIO at APG AM. Wuijster takes over from Paul Spijkers, who will become president of APG US. Both will continue to report to Eduard van Gelderen, chief executive at APG Asset Management NV.
PIMCO – Kristina Najjar-Wahlgren has been appointed as a senior vice-president, focusing on business development in the Nordic region. Her previous industry experience includes almost 10 years as head of business development for the Nordic region at Aberdeen Asset Management. She started her career at Capital Trust Group, a private equity, real estate and corporate finance advisory firm.
State Street Global Advisors – Malcom Smith has been appointed to the newly created role of global SPDR COO. Based in London, he will be responsible for leading all aspects of the operating infrastructure for the global SPDR ETF business. Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors, Smith was interim global COO in the Global Investments and Solutions division at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.
Principles for Responsible Investment – PRI has created the position of COO, appointing Peter de Graaf to the role. A Dutch national, de Graaf joins from London-based management consultancy Carnstone Partners LLP, where he spent the last seven years as a senior partner. De Graaf will be based in London and report directly to Fiona Reynolds, PRI’s managing director. He starts on 1 December.
Aviva Investors – Max Burns has been appointed as a senior research analyst for industrials. He joins from Sarasin & Partners, where he held the position of global thematic analyst, with responsibility for global industrials, global autos and global energy.
Generali Investments – Gabriele Alberici has been appointed to the sales team. He joins from UBS Wealth Management, where he spent 13 years, first as a senior portfolio manager and then as head of the product specialists team in charge of managing Italian ultra high net worth client portfolios.