Weekly celebrity news roundup, March 25 | Asset owners

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SWISS RE APPOINTS CHINA REINSURANCE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ivan Gonzalez

Swiss Re, based in Zurich, has appointed Ivan Gonzalez as managing director of reinsurance and president for China.

He will move from New York to Beijing to take up his post starting July 1. In his new role, he will have composite responsibilities for all reinsurance operations in China.

He is currently Managing Director of the insurer’s North American business solutions business, a position he has held since 2016, where he is responsible for insurance capacity and customized business risk transfer solutions. in the United States and Canada.

He has been with the company since 2001 and has held various positions including Group Strategy in Zurich and Corporate Solutions in Sao Paulo.

Gonzalez replaces John Chen who retired as president of Swiss Re China and general manager of the Beijing branch in January. Deputy Head Brian Han has since served as Acting Chief.

AUSTRALIANSUPER APPOINTS JENNIE ROSE TO NEW YORK OFFICE

Jenny Rose

AustralianSuper has hired Jennie Rose as Senior Investment Manager, Infrastructure Debt in the fund’s newly established New York office.

With her appointment effective from April, Rose will be responsible for leading the global infrastructure debt strategy.

“I am delighted to announce that I have joined AustralianSuper in New York as a Senior Investment Director responsible for leading the global infrastructure debt strategy. Looking forward to connecting with my network and sharing our growth plans when it comes to infrastructure debt!” Rose posted on Linkedin last week.

Most recently, Rose worked at Barings where she was Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Debt for nearly four years.

She has also held positions at GE Energy Financial Services and Deutsche Bank.

AIA IM HIRES FORMER BANK OF SINGAPORE FUND SELECTION MANAGER

Erina Han

AIA Investment Management has hired Erina Han as head of global equities.

Han was most recently Head of Fund Selection at Bank of Singapore, where she spent three years. She also held the additional role of Head of ESG Forum for the bank.

She resigned from Bank of Singapore at the end of January, where she was responsible for leading a team of product specialists responsible for generating investment ideas, selecting funds and performing due diligence on investments.

Although arrangements have been made to cover his duties at the Bank of Singapore, a replacement has not yet been named, a spokesperson said. Asian investor.

Prior to joining Bank of Singapore, Han spent 13 years working at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). During her tenure at MAS, Han held positions based in Singapore and London, and served as Senior Portfolio Manager, Deputy Director and Team Leader for External Fund Management when she left in November 2018.

Before that, Han had briefly worked as a lead portfolio manager at Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.

ROBECO PROMES HEAD OF APAC EQUITIES

Joshua Crabb

Robeco has promoted Joshua Crabb to head Asia-Pacific equities, effective July, as Arnout van Rijn returns to the Netherlands after 14 years in Hong Kong.

Crabb will also take on the role of lead portfolio manager for the Robeco Asia Pacific Equities strategy, which he previously managed alongside van Rijn. Crabb will report to Chief Investment Officer for Fundamental and Quantitative Equities, Mark van der Kroft.

The Asia Pacific Equities strategy will be supported by Harfun Ven who will help manage the fund in addition to his current responsibilities.

Van Rijn, who was Robeco’s chief investment officer for Asia-Pacific and had set up the regional asset manager team, will take up the position of portfolio manager within Robeco’s sustainable multi-asset team. in Rotterdam from September.

Arnout Van Rijn

He previously managed two other Asia-Pacific strategies: Robeco Asian Stars and Robeco Sustainable Asian Stars Equities, which will now be led by portfolio manager Vicki Chi. Chi, who is based in Hong Kong, has been co-portfolio manager of the Asian Stars strategy since 2018 and spearheaded the launch of Sustainable Asian Stars in 2020.

Crabb joined Robeco in 2018 and has been based in Hong Kong since 2001. He was previously at BlackRock and OMGI, and also worked for Prudential Asset Management Hong Kong.

VALUE PARTNERS HIRES ETF HEAD OF CSOP

Value Partners has appointed Hyung Do Kim as Senior Director and Head of Korea ETF Business and Sales, effective Monday, March 21.

Kim joins CSOP Asset Management in Hong Kong where he was the Deputy Head of Quantitative Investments and helped launch several products that have become some of the most traded ETFs on the Hong Kong stock exchange. He was previously Head of ETF Investments at Korea Investment Management in Korea.

Hyung Do Kim

CSOP says Asian investor that Kim left CSOP in March and that “other quantum team colleagues are taking over her previous assignments.”

At Value Partners, Kim will continue to be based in Hong Kong and will report to Group Chairman June Wong. He will lead the strategic development and execution of the company’s ETF business and participate in sales initiatives for Korea.

CAPCO HIRES TWO SENIOR EXECUTIVES AT EY

The global technology and management consulting firm has added two senior industry executives to its regional leadership team to drive strategic growth in Asia-Pacific, a company statement said.

Hayley Haupt has been named partner and head of strategy and advisory at Apac. Based in Singapore, she has led transformation projects for clients across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA) region for over 15 years.

She was previously a partner in EY’s HR advisory services team, based in South Africa, and prior to that was a partner in EY’s strategy business.

Hayley Haupt

Capco has also appointed Paul Sommerin as partner and head of digital and technology, Apac. Based in Hong Kong, he has 30 years of experience in financial services across six continents and in some of the most complex mature and emerging markets.

He has managed large-scale business and technology transformations, developed technology and digital strategies, and helped clients shape and accelerate their digital transformations.

He comes from EY, where he was a partner in the Africa, India and Middle East practice, leading financial services, digital and technology teams in the region.

Both appointments took effect from mid-February 2022. They report to James Arnett, Managing Partner of Apac.

EQT HIRES EX-JP MORGAN’S HEAD OF ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Yeo Sueanne

Swedish private equity firm EQT has hired Yeo Sueann, JP Morgan’s former head of alternative investments for Southeast Asia.

She starts at EQT as a director in a newly created position effective April 11, 2022 and will lead its private wealth management distribution team in the Asia-Pacific region, a company spokesperson said. Asian investor.

His appointment comes a week after the company agreed to buy Baring Private Equity Asia for 6.8 billion euros ($7.5 billion).

EQT said the deal, which adds €17.7 billion to EQT’s €73.4 billion in assets under management, will give it an “immediate pan-Asian presence at scale”. Baring will be merged with the Asian division of EQT and renamed BPEA EQT.

Yeo was tasked with helping the group expand its reach into private banks. She will also work with the firm’s client relations team and report to Sean Ham, partner and head of client relations and capital raising at Apac.

Yeo, who is based in Singapore, spent nine years at JP Morgan, rising to head of alternative investments for Southeast Asia in January 2021, and becoming executive director in February.

CAPITAL GROUP APPOINTS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR ASIA AND EUROPE

Kat Ferris has been appointed to the newly created position of Head of Product Development for Asia and Europe at Capital Group, effective February. Based in London, she was until recently Head of International Products and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where she worked for 11 years.

Ferris will be responsible for product development, governance and product management in Asia and Europe. She reports to Alexandra Haggard, Head of Product and Investment Services.

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