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Insurance SwedenJohan Sidenmarkthe managing director of Sweden’s second largest commercial pension fund MFAwas appointed chairman of the supervisory board of the professional association Insurance Sweden (Svensk Forsakring).

The lobby group said he had taken over from the former president Fredrik Bergstraatom on Monday, with Bergström stepping down as he was stepping down as CEO of Lansforsakringer. A new president will be elected at the association’s annual general meeting on May 12, he said.

PFZWDirk Schoenmaker joined PFZW as a board member this week. He will also chair the fund’s investment committee. Schoenmaker replaces board member Bakker agewhose term has ended.

Schoenmaker is professor of finance at Rotterdam School of Management and also Director of the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation at Erasmus University. Previously, he was Director of European Affairs, Competition and Consumer Policy at the Ministry of Economy and Deputy Director of Financial Markets at the Ministry of Finance.

Henny Kapteijn became a member of the supervisory board of PFZW on January 1. Kapteijn is an independent supervisor, director and advisor to the board of directors. She currently holds board and supervisory positions at pension funds PGB and Shell, at Achmea IM and at the European Institute of Money Markets in Brussels.

PFZW announced this week that it would dump fossil fuel companies that have failed to produce a “compelling and verifiable” strategy to align with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C target on the weather. Companies have two years to do so.

FinnfundJohanna Raehalme was appointed head of Finnfundfirst regional office in Africa, which is being set up in Nairobi, Kenya. The Finnish development financier and impact investor, 95.7% owned by the Finnish state, said the opening of the new office would reinforce its updated strategic objectives, which focus on Africa, half future investments of the fund to be made on this continent.

Raehalme said Nairobi was a natural location for the new base, with many of Finnfund’s existing beneficiary companies as well as co-financiers based in the area. “We also see a lot of new opportunities in East Africa, and having a local presence greatly supports the execution of new investments,” she told IPE.

Cambridge Associates – The global investment firm has recruited four senior executives across Europe: Stefan Lummert as Chief Investment Officer; Nick Rees as Chief Investment Officer; Devon Zimmerling as investment manager; and Sarah Achesson as Chief Investment Officer.

Lummert will be based in Munich where he will report to Alex Koriath, Head of European Pensions Practice and Regional Head of Germany. Lummert will manage clients’ investment portfolios with a focus on infrastructure, private credit and private equity. Having worked with institutional investors in the DACH region for over two decades, with roles at JP Morgan Asset Management and Allianz, he will play an important role in building business capacity in the region.

Rees joined the firm in London where he will help European private clients navigate the intricacies of private wealth to achieve their investment goals. His expertise in ESG, alternative investments and structuring will be essential to support the growing demand for sustainable and impact investing services.

In addition, Zimmerling and Acheson have been appointed investment directors for the European private client practice. Based in London, the two will support Cambridge Associates’ private investment team due to growing demand from LPs for these strategies. Zimmerling joins the firm after working in venture capital, while Acheson left the firm’s real assets team.

Kempen Capital Management – The company is further strengthening its fiduciary management team in the UK, appointing Iain Brown as Head of Fiduciary Management of Strategic Clients in the UK from April 2022.

In his role at Kempen, Brown will work with large UK defined benefit schemes and lead the introduction of asset class specific solutions for large UK institutional prospects, as Kempen has already done in the Netherlands. Low.

Brown was previously Head of Pensions and Retirement EMEIA and UK Pensions Partner at EY where he built the firm’s pension advisory business and was a founding partner of EY’s OCIO/fiduciary manager valuation team. He has advised fiduciaries, corporations and governments, including some of the world’s largest pension funds, on governance, OCIO/fiduciary management, financial and operational risk management, funding policy and investment strategy. ‘investment.

Additionally, Nikesh Patel was promoted to Head of Client Solutions in the UK. He will report to Wilse Graveland, Head of Trust Management and Institutional Solutions. Based in London, Patel will have overall responsibility for Kempen’s fiduciary management proposition and client solutions in the UK. He was previously Head of Investment Strategy for Kempen in the UK.

Alastair Greenlees and Arif Saad will become co-head of UK investment strategy, with a primary reporting line to Michel Iglesias del Sol, chief investment strategist at Van Lanschot Kempen. Daniel Riddaway will join the UK portfolio management team as a senior portfolio manager in February 2022. He was previously part of Charles Stanley’s fiduciary management team.

group of mengroup of menthe private markets activity of Man Global Private Markets (Man GPM), has hired Matthew Moniot and Jonathan Imundo as co-responsible for credit risk sharing. Both join from an alternative credit manager Elanus Capital Management and will report to Eric Burl, Head of Man GPM.

Moniot will be responsible for managing Man GPM’s new strategy and CRS team, including portfolio management and origination.

Imundo will continue to devote the majority of his time to the existing Elanus business, retaining his role as President and Head of Client Solutions at Elanus with primary responsibility for the continued successful management and return of capital to existing Elanus investors. In his role as Man GPM, he will focus on business development, working with the Man Group sales team and clients on new CRS solutions.

The credit risk sharing asset class is becoming a big market. Retired institutional investors Alecta and PGGM have made 10 co-investments in credit risk since starting a collaboration on this in May 2020.

Barnet WaddinghamThe British company has appointed Marc Parry as manager search manager to strengthen the ongoing development of its investment advisory team. Parry has over 20 years of industry experience, having held numerous leadership positions. Before taking a career break to raise a young family, Parry was a senior investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management.

The company said it will continue to recruit a significant number of talented people across all business areas and offices over the next 12 months to meet growing customer demand.

PKZH – The Pensionskasse of the city of Zurich has elected Melanie Gajowski as the new chairman of its board of directors, replacing the municipal councilor Daniel Leupi who announced his resignation on February 8.

Leupi will continue to serve on the board as an ordinary member to avoid potential conflicts of interest between roles on the board, as head of the finance department and on city council.

Gajowski held various positions at Deutsche Bank and UBS. She is partially independent as an economist and ethicist since 2013 and consultant on regenerative economic and financial systems.

Credit Suisse Pension Fund – The pension fund of the Swiss bank has appointed Joachim Oechslin as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding
Phillip Hesse.

Oechslin has been an employer representative on the board since April last year. Credit Suisse management has appointed Ina Hasdenteufel and Claude Taschler as new members of the foundation board as employer representatives.

Hasdenteufel succeeds Hess, while Täschler replaces christian machete. Hess led the board for over 20 years. Machate served on the board for nearly 14 years.

Pemberton – The alternative credit specialist appointed Olivier Renault as a portfolio manager and responsible for the risk sharing strategy. This new Pemberton strategy will invest in junior tranches of loan portfolios issued and managed by banks.

Prior to joining Pemberton, Renault spent more than 10 years at Citigroup, most recently as Global Co-Head of Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Solutions. He also started the structuring and advisory practice at Stormharbour, leading it to become one of the leading non-banking structuring platforms in Europe.

blue markPaige Nicol has been appointed director for Europe, a newly created position, at the impact verification service provider.

Nicol has held several leadership positions in impact investing, philanthropy and professional services throughout his career. She was most recently Director of Strategy and Ideas at Luminatea philanthropic organization founded by Pierre and Pam Omidyar and prior to that she was Head of Intellectual Capital Team at Omidyar Network.

Natixis Investment ManagersMabrouk Chetouane has been hired as Head of Global Market Strategy, Solutions, International, a role in which he will lead and manage the Global Market Strategy team responsible for developing internal macro, asset allocation and market strategy views. investment in Natixis IM Solutions.

Based in Paris, Chetouane has since joined BFT Investment Managers, where he was responsible for research and strategy. Prior to that, he was at IHS Global Insight as a senior economist and he also spent six years at the Banque de France.

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