People moves: Bos added to EIOPA management board [updated]
Willis Towers Watson (WTW) – The global advisory firm has appointed Matt Scott as a senior director in its Climate and Resilience Hub. Scott played an integral role in the Bank of England’s climate team under Governor Mark Carney from 2014 and led delivery of UK government’s landmark Green Finance Strategy in 2019. In his new role, Scott will spearhead advice on policy, financial regulation and green finance as part of a growing climate business, helping clients manage risk and seize opportunities of the transition to a low carbon, resilient economy.Scott brings more than two decades of experience at the intersection of climate, finance and sustainable business. At the Bank of England, he created the formative physical, transition and liability framework for climate related financial risks and led the bank’s Climate Hub under executive director Sarah Breeden. He also supported the international agenda through the Anglo-Chinese chaired G20 Green Finance Study Group and Central Bank and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). In 2018 he was seconded to government, where he led the development and launch of the UK’s Green Finance Strategy which set expectations for mainstream TCFD disclosure by 2022.Cardano Group – The pensions risk and investment management specialist has appointed Marino Valensise as group chief investment officer. In his role as CIO, Valensise will oversee investment strategies and portfolio construction for all clients across the group. Based in the UK, he will work closely with Keith Guthrie, deputy CIO, and Tom Rivers, head of strategy. In the Netherlands, Valensise will work with the group’s LDI team led by Rik Klerkx. Valensise is expected to join the firm on 1 June.Valensise has worked in the investment industry for more than 30 years. He has spent the last 20 years at Baring Asset Management in several roles, including CIO for seven years. Most recently, he was Barings’ head of the multi-asset group and chair of the strategic policy group. He also co-managed the Baring Dynamic Allocation fund. EIOPA, Willis Towers Watson, Bank of England, Cardano, APG, DWS, ERAFP, Isio, Carmignac, HarbourVestEIOPA – Else Bos has been elected to the pension and insurance supervisor’s management board alongside Åsa Larson. Bos is executive board member of chair of prudential supervision at the Dutch regulator De Nederlandsche Bank, and was CEO of PGGM before that. Larson is executive director for insurance at Swedish regulator Finansinspektionen.The women were elected to the board by the voting members of EIOPA’s board of supervisors, on which Bos sits. Their mandates are for two-and-a-half years, with the possibility of one extension. Larson was appointed to the board with effect from 30 January, and Bos with effect from 30 March, according to an announcement from EIOPA today. The management board is chaired by EIOPA chairman Gabriel Bernardino. Anne-Marie Le Doux at APGAPG – Dutch asset manager and pensions provider APG has appointed Anne-Marie Le Doux as head of its Growth Factory as of 1 May. She is to succeed Inge Murrer, who has moved on to become value stream manager for IT platform services at APG. Currently, Le Doux is head of APG’s Agile Center for Enablement. Prior to this, she worked in IT and human resources, also at APG.APG, the asset manager and provider for the €465bn civil service scheme ABP, said it will shift the Growth Factory’s focus from long-term technological innovations to mid-term experiments aimed at increasing business value for its clients. It specifically cited expected changes in the new pensions contract, as part of pensions reform.APG established the Growth Factory in 2015.DWS – Bjoern Jesch is to join the asset manager in July as global head of multi-asset and solutions to succeed Christian Hille, who has decided to leave DWS for personal reasons after 13 years with the firm. Multi-asset and solutions is one of DWS’ three targeted growth areas. Jesch will be responsible for a team of 82 investment professionals and assets under management of €58bn as at 31 December 2019.Jesch was most recently global head of investment management within the international wealth management division at Credit Suisse, and has also worked at Union Investment, where he was chief investment officer and head of portfolio management, and Deutsche Bank and Citibank.ERAFP – Jean-Christophe Lansac has been named vice-president of the country’s pension fund for civil servants. A specialist in pensions and public finance, he has been on ERAFP’s board of directors since 2015 as a representative of trade union Force Ouvrière (FO). He is also a member of the board of directors of Préfon, a voluntary insurance-based pension scheme for French civil servants.Isio – The newly launched UK pensions advisory firm, spun out of KPMG, has appointed Vito Faircloth to the newly created role of head of digital solutions. He joins Isio from Mercer, where he was UK digital solutions leader. Previous roles also include a financial planner for Attivo Financial Planning and a wealth manager for Investment Quorom.In 2016 Faircloth became the youngest fellow in the history of the Personal Finance Society. He is committed to advising and supporting younger people on financial literacy and planning, having co-founded Excelerate Mentoring, a non-for-profit group focused on supporting, developing and mentoring the next generation.Carmignac – The French asset manager has appointed Gautier Ripert as chief operating officer. He will also join the firm’s strategic development committee. Ripert was most recently global head of operations at AXA Investment Managers, where he worked for 16 years. HarbourVest Partners – Tadasu Matsuo has joined the firm, a global private markets asset manager, as a managing director and co-head of the firm’s Japan office. He will be responsible for enhancing and building relationships with institutional investors and general partners in Japan.Prior to joining HarbourVest, he was head of alternative investments at Japan Post Insurance, where he oversaw their global alternatives investment programme, which included private equity, infrastructure and real-estate funds, as well as hedge funds.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.