People moves: L&G reshuffles pensions, direct investing leadership

first_imgLegal & General, Mercer, SEI, Invesco, Columbia Threadneedle, Artemis, Northern Trust Asset Management, Nikko Asset Management, AMG, IdinvestLegal & General – The insurance and pensions giant has reshuffled its senior management team. Kerrigan Procter is moving from Legal & General Retirement (LGR), where he is CEO, to take the same role at Legal & General Capital (LGC). This arm of the company specialises in “early stage” investments in housing, infrastructure and smaller company financing.LGR’s leadership is to be split into retail and insitutional lines. Laura Mason has been promoted to CEO of LGR’s institutional business. She is currently managing director of LGC’s direct investment operations and head of infrastructure. In her new role she will sit on Legal & General’s board and report to Nigel Wilson, group CEO. Chris Knight has been promoted to CEO of LGR’s retail arm, having previously been managing director of that section of the business. The changes will take effect from the New Year.Mercer – Pensions adviser Mercer Netherlands has appointed Jacco Maters as its new leader for financial sector clients, as well as member of its management team. Maters joins from Delta Lloyd Asset Management where he was chief executive and group CIO since 2014. He left in October, after Delta Lloyd was taken over by Nationale Nederlanden Group earlier this year. Between 2002 and 2009, Maters was head of asset allocation for Benelux and northern Europe, as well as head of structured solutions, at Lombard Odier. In 2009, he became global head of equity and derivatives at Allianz. SEI – The fiduciary provider’s institutional business in the UK has appointed Steve Charlton to the newly created role of managing director for defined contribution (DC) pensions, for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region as well as Asia. He will report to Patrick Disney, managing director of SEI’s institutional business and will be part of the institutional leadership team in the UK. Charlton was previously at Vanguard, where he was European DC proposition manager. Before that he worked in consulting, most recently as principal within Mercer’s DC leadership team. Invesco – Mark Humphreys has joined as head of EMEA client solutions development, a newly created role. He joins from Schroders where he was head of the company’s fiduciary management team. Invesco’s client solutions team offers customised services including model portfolios, risk and portfolio analytics, and practical implementation.Columbia Threadneedle Investments – The asset management group has hired Lorenzo Garcia from BlackRock Investment Managers for the position as head of EMEA client investment solutions. At Columbia Threadneedle Garcia reports to Jeff Knight, global head of investment solutions, and Mark Burgess, deputy global CIO. Garcia was with BlackRock for 12 years, most recently as head of EMEA institutional and retail portfolio management. Artemis Investment Management – Jens Steen has joined the UK-based fund manager as head of sales for the Nordic region. He joins from BNY Mellon, where he was head of institutional business for that region. Northern Trust Asset Management – Martha Fee has been named chief operating officer for the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. She was previously at Northern Trust’s Global Fund Services business where she was responsible for the group’s service provision for global asset managers. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2015, Fee spent 10 years at Janus Capital International.Nikko Asset Management – The Asian fund management group’s European business has appointed its chairman, John Howland-Jackson, CEO for the EMEA region. He succeeds Udo von Werne, who is leaving the company. The appointment is effective from 1 January and is subject to UK regulatory approval. Nikko AM has also appointed Ian Lewis as head of EMEA sales and global head of consultant relations. He was previously group head of consultant relations. This appointment will take effect from 1 December.Affiliated Managers Group – The US-listed multi-boutique asset management company has appointed Karen Yerburgh to its board, effective from 1 January. Most recently, Yerburgh was managing partner of Genesis Investment Management, an emerging markets specialist manager. She has also worked at Touche Remnant Investment Management and Lloyds Investment Management.Idinvest Partners – The €9bn European private equity firm has named Charles Daulon du Laurens as a partner and its global head of investor relations and marketing. He was previously global head of the client capital group within AXA Investment Managers’ real assets division.last_img read more

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ARC & partners outline Mental Health Awareness Week support

first_img Submit ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 The Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse have pledged their support for Mental Health Awareness Week, which begins on Monday 14 May.In addition five ARC corporate partners, At The Races, Weatherbys Racing Bank, Racing Post, lawyers K&L Gates and sports branding agency Jigsaw, have also pledged their support via race sponsorship, which is to be donated to the Mental Health Foundation charity. Martin Cruddace, ARC Chief Executive, commented, “We are absolutely delighted to support Mental Health Foundation, particularly at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.  “Promoting effective strategies for dealing with mental health issues is hugely important, and we hope that through this partnership we’ll be able to promote the excellent work of Mental Health Foundation and Racing Welfare to our audiences both on course and through At The Races.“Thanks must go also to our corporate partners Racing Post, Weatherbys Racing Bank, Jigsaw, K&L Gates and At The Races for their support of the evening and of this hugely important work”The Mental Health Foundation is to have an on course presence via At The Races during the Royal Windsor Monday night racing fixture, helping to raise awareness of the simple tools everyone can use to look after their mental health.Racing Welfare is to also be at the racecourse, in addition to all others racing next week, helping promote the work that they undertake.ARC is to also donate the equivalent of 50p for each ticket sold for Monday’s fixture, while racegoers will be able to further support the foundation by merchandise purchase, text and tap to donate and bucket collections.Mark Rowland, Director at the Mental Health Foundation, added: “More and more people are recognising how central our mental health is to just about every area of life. “We are delighted that the team at ARC have given us this opportunity during Mental Health Awareness Week, to take our message on the impact of stress to the racing community, and raise vital funds for our work. We can’t thank them enough for standing with us.” Share Related Articles Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020last_img read more

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