Apoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse, Nobel Foundation, London Pensions Fund Authority, Ilmarinen, Folksam, SEI, NN Investment Partners, Unigestion, NOW: Pensions, Doha Bank, Capita, Kyrkans Pensionskassa, AMF, Saminvest, International Accounting Standards Board, Vivat, AGH, MN, Jetstone, Rogge
Apoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse – Gustav Karner has been appointed chief executive of the pension foundation belonging to Sweden’s state-owned pharmaceuticals retailer Apoteket AB. Karner joins Apoteket AB:s Pensionstiftelse from the Nobel Foundation, where he has been CIO.
London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) – Sir Merrick Cockell is to continue in his role as chairman of the LPFA for a further two years. He will now work to ensure the LPFA implements an investment approach that “recognises the strong environmental and financial case” for fossil-fuel divestment. He has also been charged encouraging investment in London’s infrastructure.
Ilmarinen – Matti Kähkönen, president and chief executive at Finnish industrial machinery company Metso, has been appointed as chairman of Ilmarinen’s supervisory board, from 6 April 2017. Salla Luomanmäki has been re-appointed as the first deputy chairman of the supervisory board from that date, and Ari Lehtoranta has been chosen as second deputy chairman. Luomanmäki is executive director of the group Akava Special Branches, and Lehtoranta is chief executive of the company Caverion. Until next April, Matti Lievonen will continue as chairman of the supervisory board, along with Luomanmäki and Antti Herlin. Ilmarinen elects supervisory board members for a two-year term.
Folksam – Karin Stenmar has been appointed as head of sustainability, with effect from 1 December. She has been head of environment at the Swedish pensions and insurance company since 2011 and was previously head of sustainability at the Swedish clothing brand Nudie Jeans. Separately, Mia Liblik, who has been acting chief executive at Folksam subsidiary KPA Pension for around a year, has been appointed chief executive of Folksam LO Pension. She will start the job at Folksam LO Pension at the beginning of January next year. Robert Lundberg, the current chief executive, will stay at Folksam LO Pension and continue to contribute his expertise gained over his eight years in the job. Folksam LO Pension is a joint venture between by Folksam and LO, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, running the occupational pension scheme for LO members.
SEI – The €265bn asset manager SEI Investments Europe has appointed Jasper Streefland as head of institutional sales in the Netherlands. Streefland will become responsible for the growth of SEI’s local fiduciary-management business. He will report to Ian Love, SEI’s head of institutional sales for the EMEA. Previously, Streefland was senior sales manager at NN Investment Partners. He has also worked in sales and account management jobs at Aegon Asset Management and Robeco.
Unigestion – Pieter-Jan Frederix has been appointed investment director within the private equity team, joining from the Antenna Group, where he was responsible for direct investments. Before then, he worked at KPMG Corporate Finance, Bear Stearns and private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
NOW: Pensions – Neil Buckley has been appointed COO, while Neil Brady has been appointed director of operations. Buckley joins from Doha Bank, where he was head of technology and operations. Brady joins from Capita, where he was head of pension operations for the Teachers’ Pension.
Kyrkans Pensionskassa – Robert Johnsson has been appointed head of investment management at the Swedish church pension fund Kyrkans Pensionskassa. He was most recently portfolio manager at the academic financing body The Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen). Before that, he worked at Morgan Stanley in London, Carnegie Investment Bank and Carnegie Fonder (funds).
AMF – Peder Hasslev is leaving pension provider AMF, where he has been deputy chief executive and CIO, to take on the role of chief executive at Saminvest, the new state venture capital fund. Altogether, Hasslev has been at AMF for nine years. He will start working at Saminvest in the first quarter of next year.
International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) – Françoise Flores is to join the IASB board on 1 January 2017. From 2010 until April 2016, Flores served as chief executive at the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and chairman of EFRAG’s Technical Expert Group. Most recently, she returned to work as a partner at accountancy firm Mazars in Paris, France.
Vivat – Maarten Dijkshoorn has been appointed as supervisory chairman of insurer Vivat, the parent company of Dutch pensions insurer Zwitserleven. As of 1 December, he is to succeed Jan Nooitgedagt, who was recently appointed as a member of the supervisory board (RvC) of Rabobank. Dijkshoorn is supervisory chair of insurer De Goudse Verzekeringen, as well as RvC member at PGGM, the €200bn pensions provider and asset manager for healthcare scheme PFZW. Dijkshoorn was executive chairman and COO at former insurance group Eureko, renamed Achmea in 2011. He has also been in several management positions at insurer Nationale Nederlanden.
AGH – Pensions provider Administratie Groep Holland (AGH) has named Rens van der Meer as manager of finance and control as of 1 January. Van der Meer has been information manager at MN, the €110bn provider and asset manager of the large metal pension funds PME and PMT, since 2013.
Jetstone Asset Management – Igor Pikovsky has been appointed chief risk officer at the investment manager, which has $1.8bn (€1.7bn) of committed assets. He joins from fixed income asset manager Rogge Global Partners in London, where he was a senior partner and global head of risk. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley. Pikovsky was also an assistant professor of mathematics at Carnegie-Mellon University.