Week 12 January 2014: People On the Move – Asset Management

ING Investment Management has appointed Hiroshi Kimura as chief executive of its business in Japan. Mr Kimura was previously at AllianceBernstein where he was managing director for client relations and communications. He succeeds Douglas Hymas who joined BNY Mellon in August as country executive for Japan and general manager of its Tokyo branch.

BNY Mellon has appointed Douglas Shulman as global head of client service delivery. Mr Shulman, who joins from McKinsey, the consultancy, was previously commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service as well as vice-chairman of Finra, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. BNY Mellon has also hired Dan Kramer as an executive vice-president to oversee client service delivery for the asset servicing business. Mr Kramer, who joins from JPMorgan, replaces Andrew Bell, who is retiring.

Magnus Spence has joined Dexion Capital as head of asset management. He will be responsible for expanding the range of funds offered by the London-based alternatives investment bank. Mr Spence resigned in November as chief executive of Dalton Strategic Partnership, the $2bn boutique he co-founded with Andrew Dalton in 2002.

c Two hires in the US for Pioneer Investments, the $248bn asset management arm of UniCredit, the Italian bank. Mark Spina joins as head of US intermediary distribution from Voya Investment (formerly ING Investment Management in the US) while Erik Gosule has been named as US head of marketing and product development, after moving from PanAgora Asset Management.

Ed Robertiello, the former head of hedge funds for Calpers has reappeared at Chatham Asset Management, a $1.7bn New Jersey based hedge fund manager as director of strategic development.

BlueBay Asset Management, the $65.8bn fixed income and alternative investment specialist owned by Royal Bank of Canada, has hired Katherine Wentrup-Estupinan as a sales director. She joins from Strategic Investments Group, an alternatives boutique.

Matthew Bird has moved to Legal & General Investment Management as a senior transactions manager in LGIM’s property team, from Frogmore, the private equity real estate fund manager.

Patrick Huber has joined Mirabaud, the SFr8bn Swiss asset manager, as a senior portfolio manager. Mr Huber, who will be responsible for large-cap Swiss companies, has moved from Lombard Odier Investment Managers.

Elise Auer has moved to Broadwalk Asset Management, the London-based boutique, as head of business development. Ms Auer, who joins from Timberland Investment Resources Europe, a forestry investment group, has previously worked for Galena Asset Management, part of Trafigura, the commodities trading group.

Jan Bonenkamp has moved to APG, the €396bn Dutch pension fund, as an asset-liability management strategist from the Dutch Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.

Pascal Dowling has moved to Kepler Partners, the London-based boutique, as marketing and communications director from FE, the investment data provider.”source: ft.com

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