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RobecoKees Verbaas has been appointed Global Head of Fundamental Equities at Robeco. In this role, he oversees the global equities, emerging markets, China equities and Asia-Pacific equities teams.

Verbaas joins Robeco today and will report to Mark van der Kroft, Chief Investment Officer, Fundamental and Quantitative Equities. He is based in Rotterdam.

Verbaas brings over 30 years of experience in the financial sector. He joins from Altis Investment ManagementNNIP’s Trust Management Group, where he has been CIO since 2017. Previously, he was Head of Fund Management at Blue Sky Group, where he was responsible for the investment performance of over 40 investment pools across all asset classes.

Verbaas joined Robeco in 2011 as a client portfolio manager for its emerging markets equity team. He has also held positions such as Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets at Hermes Fund Managers in London and Head of Global Emerging Markets at ABN Amro Asset Management.

GIC – The global alternative asset manager has appointed Andrea Serra as Head of Europe for ICG Strategic Equity, reporting to Ricardo Lombardi, Global Head of the team.

Serra joined from black stone, where he spent 15 years, most recently as Managing Director of the Tactical Opportunities Group in New York, and before that in the Private Equity Division in London and New York. He will be based in ICG’s London office and will be part of the management group executing ICGSE’s investment strategy. He will also join the ICGSE Investment Committee.

ICG Strategic Equity specializes in GP-led secondary transactions and has invested over $10 billion in the strategy since its inception in 2014. The team includes 25 dedicated investment professionals in London and New York.

Janus Henderson – The company has made several promotions in its fixed income platform, starting October 1, which will further strengthen its customer-focused business.

Seth Meyer, currently a credit portfolio manager at the firm, has been promoted to head of fixed income strategy, a newly created role. In his new role, Meyer will work with Jim Cielinski, global head of fixed income, to facilitate the strategic and business direction of the fixed income platform. In addition, Meyer will be responsible for leading the fixed income client portfolio management team and implementing ESG strategy within the fixed income franchise.

Meyer brings 24 years of financial industry experience spanning a variety of investment and client-focused roles, including portfolio management, credit research, product management and consultant relations. He will retain portfolio manager responsibilities and report to Cielinski.

TomRoss was also appointed to lead the company’s high-yield franchise and John Lloyd to lead its multi-industry credit franchise.

In his newly created role, Ross will be responsible for investment strategy and high yield portfolio management, while Lloyd will be responsible for creating the strategic framework, leading investment strategy, launching new products and to gather ideas on a global scale in the multi-sector. granting of credit.

These two appointments will ensure that the portfolios leverage the full depth and breadth of the firm’s global expertise seeking to generate the best results for its clients in line with its disciplined and repeatable investment process. They will retain their portfolio manager responsibilities, but will additionally be empowered to pursue growth opportunities for these lines of business.

Ross, corporate credit portfolio manager at Janus Henderson, brings 20 years of active experience in the management industry, while Lloyd, former co-head of credit research, brings 24 years of experience in the financial sector.

In addition, Mike Talaga was promoted to Head of Credit Research, North America, replacing Lloyd. Talaga will be responsible for overseeing the corporate credit research effort. he brings 20 years of financial industry experience and has been a credit analyst with the firm since 2015.

red wheel – The specialist investment organization (formerly RWC Partners) has appointed Jane Nicholls as Business Development Manager, based in London.

Nicholls will lead Redwheel’s global sales, marketing and customer-facing operations and be responsible for accelerating and expanding the company’s strategic business plans, with a focus on team business development. and new and existing investment capabilities.

Reporting to Tord Stallvik, Managing Director, Nicholls will also serve as a member of Redwheel’s Executive Committee. She replaces Stallvik, who took over as CEO in 2021.

Nicholls has over 20 years of experience in the asset management industry with a proven track record of developing successful strategic initiatives and building industry-leading businesses globally, spanning the management of institutional and wholesale assets.

She joins from abrdnwhere she was Global Head of ESG Client Strategy and previously Global Chief Operating Officer and Head of ESG, Distribution.

VietriPeter Borgdorff was appointed chairman of the supervisory board of the Dutch insurance company Lifetri. Borgdorff, who retired last year after 13 years at the helm of health care scheme PFZW, must help Lifetri achieve its growth ambitions in the Dutch buyout market.

“After having spent all my professional life in the world of social partners, pension funds and NGOs, it is a great challenge for me to use this experience in an insurance company with great ambitions in the Dutch market. pensions,” Borgdorff said.

In addition to his position at Lifetri, Borgdorff has several other part-time roles, including chairman of ANBO, a lobby club for retirees.

Kempen Capital Management – Van Lanschot Kempen’s investment manager will strengthen its sustainable equities team by appointing Herman Kleeven as a leading investment manager beginning October 1. With this appointment, Van Lanschot Kempen is further committed to the investment strategy centered on sustainability and long-term shareholder engagement.

Kleeven will take over as Chief Investment Officer of Richard Klijnstra, who developed her career outside of Van Lanschot Kempen by joining a health education program. Ivo Kuiper, current co-manager and senior portfolio manager within the team, will become the team leader. Richard Klijnstra will remain active in the team as portfolio manager and analyst.

Kleeven has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry and a proven track record in sustainable investing. He was one of the initiators of the sustainable equity strategy at ING IM. Subsequently, he was responsible for the equity portfolio of ING Insurance for 10 years. In his most recent role at APGhe led the focus actions team for nine years and was responsible for a strategy characterized by engaged ownership and sustainability.

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