People moves: LD’s new chief; ex-MP appointed PME trustee

first_imgLD, Sampension, PME, Delta Lloyd, Lombard Odier IM, Vanguard, PwC, FCA, Robeco, WisdomTree, Mirae Asset, BlueBay, Montae, AltisLD/Sampension – Charlotte Mark has been appointed as the new finance director at Denmark’s Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond (LD), and will start the job on 1 September. She is replacing Lars Wallberg who has now left the pension fund to be chief executive of Norliv, the company collectively owned by Nordea Life & Pension Denmark customers.Mark is currently head of equities and alternatives at Sampension, where she has worked for 16 years. Sampension said it had started the process of recruiting a replacement. In her new role at LD, Mark will be responsible for the investment of LD’s DKK43bn (€5.8bn) of assets and will also be head of the pension fund’s financial operations.PME – Roos Vermeij has been appointed as executive trustee at the €45bn PME, the pension fund for the metal and electro-technical engineering industry. Vermeij will be tasked with pensions and social security in the three-strong team of Eric Uijen (chairman) and Marcel Andringa (asset management). Vermeij was an MP for the Dutch Labour party (PvdA) from 2006 until March, and was the party’s spokesperson for pensions and social security. Prior to this, she was a director at TransLink Systems, the company which developed the Oyster Card travel payment system in the Netherlands. Vermeij succeeds Mariëtte Simons, who was recently appointed on the board of the €187bn healthcare pension fund PFZW. Delta Lloyd AM – Jacco Maters, chief executive and CIO at Delta Lloyd Asset Management, has left the company, which was recently taken over by NN Group. Satish Bapat, CEO of NN Investment Partners, has also become chief executive of Delta Lloyd AM, as both asset managers are to be merged.Rob van Mazijk, chief operations officer at Delta Lloyd, will stay on until year-end as a special adviser to Bob Overbeek, NN IP’s COO. During the integration process, Van Mazijk is to contribute to continuity and stability at Delta Lloyd. Anticipating the merger, several management staff have left Delta Lloyd AM. Arnold Gast, head of the investment office, departed last month. Chief risk officer Jelle Ritzerveld will leave as of 1 August.Lombard Odier Investment Managers – Lombard Odier IM has hired Ritesh Bamania as head of solutions for institutional clients. He joins from Mercer where he was a senior investment consultant. He has also worked at UBS Global Asset Management and Willis Towers Watson. Carolina Minio-Paluello, global head of sales and solutions at Lombard Odier IM, said “A solutions-based approach has never been more important to help investors meet their complex objectives.”Vanguard – Thomas Merz has been named head of European distribution ex-UK, a newly created role, at Vanguard, the giant passive fund manager. He is based in Zurich and joins from UBS Global Asset Management, where he was head of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).PwC – The accounting and consultancy giant has hired Marcus Fink to its pensions legal team. He joins from Ashurst where he led the pensions practice. In a statement, PwC said Fink had “particular experience in pensions investment matters, particularly negotiating and overseeing derivative and hedging investments, implementing asset-backed funding vehicles”.Financial Conduct Authority – Anne Richards has been appointed chair of the UK regulator’s Practitioner Panel from 1 August. She is chief executive at M&G, a position she took on a year ago. The Practitioner Panel providers feedback on policy and regulations from regulated firms to the Financial Conduct Authority. In addition, John Trundle has been named chair of the Markets Practitioner Panel. He is CEO of Euroclear UK & Ireland.Robeco – The Dutch asset manager has appointed Ralph van Daalen as a member of its institutional relations team, starting on 1 August. Van Daalen, who has more than 14 years experience in the financial sector, will focus on extending Robeco’s domestic operations, in particular pension funds and insurance companies. He will report to Hilko de Brouwer, who has recently been appointed head of institutional relations in the Netherlands and the Nordics. Van Daalen joins from BMO Global Asset Management, where he was responsible for institutional sales in the Netherlands. Prior to this, he was senior investment adviser for pension funds at Willis Towers Watson.WisdomTree – The US ETF provider has named Alexis Marinof as head of European distribution. He was formerly head of State Street Global Advisors’ SPDR ETF business for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and held a number of other senior roles at the company. He replaces Morgan Lee, who has transferred to the US to lead WisdomTree’s distribution on the west coast of the country.David Abner, head of Europe at WisdomTree, said: “Alexis brings exceptional industry knowledge from his experience at State Street Global Advisors, where he managed all aspects of the EMEA ETF business across a diverse client base. I look forward to Alexis’s contributions as part of our ongoing efforts to expand and deepen the relationships we have across our diverse pan-European investors and traders.”Mirae Asset – The specialist Asian investment group has hired Christina Eriksson as its head of Nordic sales. She was previously at Investec Asset Management where she worked on sales in the Nordics and Switzerland. Mirae Asset said Eriksson would be responsible for the distribution of “investment solutions”.BlueBay Asset Management – The specialist fixed income manager has hired Zhenbo Hou to its emerging markets research team. He was previously senior officer for macroeconomic research at the Bank of China. The appointment comes as China attempts to open up its fixed income markets through the establishment of Bond Connect, a trading link between Hong Kong and mainland China.Montae – Vandena van der Meer has become a partner at Dutch consultant Montae, responsible for advice to employers and works councils. Van der Meer has been a senior adviser at Rijswijk-based Montae since 2012. Prior to this, she worked as pensions consultant at PwC.Altis Investments – NN IP’s subsidiary for manager selection and monitoring has appointed Maarten Roth, Benoit Jacquemont, and Danny Wemmenhove as new team members. As of 1 September, Roth is to start as senior portfolio manager for equities in The Hague. He joined from Blue Sky Group and also worked at ING and Rabobank. Jacquemont has already started as senior portfolio manager for fixed income in The Hague. Previously, he has been employed by Cardano, Deloitte and State Street. Wemmenhove has also started as portfolio manager for equities, based in Switzerland. He has worked at the asset managers PGGM and Actiam.last_img read more

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Scotland opens £20 million low-carbon treasure chest

first_imgThe Scottish government has called the low-carbon energy project developers to apply for a share of £20 million supplied through the Energy Investment Fund.The Energy Investment Fund (EIF) provides funding for renewable and low-carbon energy solutions through flexible loans and equity investments, all on fully commercial terms.A total of £20 million has been allocated to EIF for distribution by March 31, 2019, for the initiatives that increase community ownership of energy projects, and accelerate development of commercial low-carbon energy projects in Scotland.Eligible projects must have a demonstrable funding gap, be located in Scotland and have the potential to provide economic benefits to the country, according to EIF.Consideration will be given to both the short and long-term economic impact of projects, and will include a focus on both the fit with the Scottish government’s Energy Strategy and the impact.Priority will be given to submissions received by July 20, 2018, while the submissions received after that date will also be considered depending on availability of budget.Projects must be able to evidence the expected carbon emission reduction associated with the project and use no more than 20% fossil fuels – including gas – within the primary fuel source for generation projects.The fund will not provide funding for R&D, feasibility or pre-development costs, according to the government.EIF is a Scottish government fund managed and delivered by the Scottish Investment Bank. It builds on the success of the Renewable Energy Investment Fund, providing commercial investment for renewable and low carbon energy solutions.last_img read more

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Steve Ahaus

first_imgSteve Ahaus, 49 of Moores Mill, passed away Tuesday January 24, 2017 due to a car accident. Steve was born Sunday January 21, 1968 in Lawrenceburg, IN; the son of Clarence and Betty (Sebree) Perkins. He got together with Shawnee (Baker) Ahaus February 28, 2006 and got married August 30, 2015 and she survives.Steve worked at Day precision Wall INC. in Cleves, OH as a laborer.  He loved coaching baseball; watching football especially the Bengals playing and just joy riding in the country.  He most enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.Steve is survived by wife: Shawnee Ahaus of Moores Hill; Daughters: Danielle Johnson of Madison, IN; Keshia Baker of Osgood; Sons: Robert (Tonia) Eggleston of Versailles; William (Amber) Grace of Moores Hill; Steven Johnson of Rising Sun. Brother: Randy Ahaus of Osgood; Sisters: Janet Smith of KY; Peggy (James) Mullenger, Linda (James) Proctor; Susan (Robert) Schafer all of Ohio.  11 Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.Funeral service will be 12 PM Monday January 30, 2017 at Moores Hill Church of Christ 13567 State Road 350 Moores Hill, IN 47032 with Tito Pel officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill. Visitation will be 10AM-12PM Monday also at the church.  Memorials may be given to the family.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032. (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Schwein, Gottschalk repeat at RPM Speedway

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (April 23) – Jakob Schwein and Daniel Gottschalk both made it two in a row in their respective divisions in racing action at RPM Speedway Saturday evening.Schwein made it two in a row in the Cutting Edge Collision IMCA Sport Compact main event. Schwein led all 12 laps to make his way to the winner’s circle. Amber Bird finished in the runner-up spot, trailed by Brandon Wise, Toby Schwein and Billy Turner.Gottschalk made it two in a row in the Golden B Hydra Drilling IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Brenden Damon took the early lead and appeared to have the race well in hand, but car problems sent him to the infield on lap eight, handing over the lead to Blaine Walt.Walt’s lead was short-lived as Brian Davidson took the lead at the halfway mark of the 20-lap race. A caution on lap 15 put 11th starting Gottschalk behind Davidson on the restart and Gottschalk, who won Friday night at Oberlin, took advantage as he took the lead on the restart and held on for the win.Walt finished second, followed by 17th starting Tracy Holloway, Trenton Kleweno and Dakota Sproul.Bruce Plumisto took the lead from Austin Carter on lap nine of the Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car feature and held off a charge by Kyle Pfeifer, the Friday night feature winner at Oberlin, for the win.The NAPA Auto Parts/Gib’s Auto Supply IMCA Modified feature saw Clay Money make his way to the winner’s circle. Money took the lead from Mike Petersilie and drove on for the win.The 20-lap Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw Robert Leonard lead the entire distance in the caution-filled event.The evening’s races were dedicated to Cody Younger, lost but not forgotten.last_img read more

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BCB opens refurbished Leslie Amsterdam office

first_img“WE have achieved in the last twenty months, what others in Guyana can only dream about and   today, I can safely say is the proudest moment of my presidency.Two months ago, I was ashamed to invite guests to our office but today, we are now in a better position to offer our services to the general public. The Leslie A. Amsterdam BCB office now reflects the high standards we have set ourselves and all of us involved in Berbice Cricket should be proud”.The words of BCB President, Hilbert Foster, as he declared the restored Leslie Amsterdam BCB office opened. The restoration of the BCB Office was the main project for its 80th Anniversary programme and was spearheaded by the President, Treasurer, Dr. Cecil Beharry; Administrator, Angela Haniff; PRO Simon Naidu and Executive Member, Neil Rudder.Foster recalled that on his election on February 18, 2018, it was discovered that the BCB was without its own office and that the old one was not in the best condition. The BCB re-entered into a contract with the owner but Foster stated that the first objective was to get cricket playing on the field and obtaining sponsorship.With Berbice cricket now on firm footing, it was decided to concentrate on the upgrading of the office. The Leslie Amsterdam Memorial office restoration project included tiling of the entire floor, sealing of the roof with PVC ceiling, upgrading of the electrical system, some repainting of the Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh Wall of Fame and obtaining $400,000.00 worth of furniture.The BCB now has a three-piece chair set, plastic chairs, folding chairs and folding tables, while the office also has its own desktop computer, printer, fax machine, phone set, water dispenser, TV Set, DVD player, water cart, kitchen utensils among others.Foster stated that the BCB would now be in a better position to serve the general public, host visitors in comfort, store important records in a safe environment, reduce operating cost and honour it’s heroes in a suitable environment.The BCB would like to express gratitude to Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh, Caribbean Nations Group, Food for the Poor, Guyana Prison Service, Colin Elcock, Devindra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble, Gudakesh Motie, Dr. Puran Singh, RHTYSC, Poonai Pharmacy, D. Balram Shane, Spready’s, Snackette, University of Guyana Tain Campus  and A. Hamid General Store for their support.Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh, who was present at the rededication ceremony, hailed the outstanding work of the Foster-led BCB administration.He disclosed that the Charlotte Street location was once a favourite of his as it once housed The Guyana Graphic Bookstore and he praised the restoration work.Dr. Singh, who has donated millions of his own funds to the development of the game in the Ancient County, stated that he was very impressed by the work of the BCB, its regular reports and its accountability.The BCB office is named the Leslie Amsterdam Memorial office in tribute to the late president of the board and former outstanding  Berbice and Guyana  batsman – Amsterdam, who  received a national award – Arrowhead of Achievement (AA) – and served as president during the period 1969 and then from 1987 to 1999 when he died from drowning in the Berbice River.last_img read more

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Fans flocking to underdog Trojans

first_imgIt has been a rough year for the USC men’s basketball team.Yes, you probably know this by now.But when one considers the magnitude of the seemingly never-ending pile-up of sanctions, ineligibilities, injuries, and coaching and staff changes — not to mention the pending NCAA investigation that has loomed over the program for a year now — the phrase bears repeating, maybe even a couple times over.At a time of major transition for the program, the team faces obstacles large enough to ruin a team’s chances of success for the next decade. Playing without a big name recruit (all of those disappeared before former coach Tim Floyd’s dust cloud settled), without a returning group of experienced players (or a coach, for that matter) and without any possibility of participating in the postseason, it is safe to say that the odds are against the Trojans in just about every way imaginable.At this point, all of this news has just about become common knowledge to USC fans, which might explain why the average attendance at games has dwindled to below 5,000. Some may attribute this low turnout to one thing or another in specific, but it is safe to say that the myriad problems the team has had in the past year encapsulate most fans for apathy.Yet in the wake of scandal and upheaval, there is a silver — or more appropriately, gold — lining to be found in this situation, one that has rarely shown itself in the past: a strong, bustling student section.Against all reason, the problems facing the basketball team have seemed to bring out the best in our students, who as of late have continued to fill seats and support the basketball team despite waning attendance in the rest of the stadium. While it still has a long way to go before being linked with the likes of the “Cameron Crazies” at Duke or the “Izzone” at Michigan State, it’s apparent that strides are being made and students are once again providing the energy level needed to give the home team an added boost.One could argue that it all began with the creation of the Trojan Fever Fanatics, a 20-or-so member group of “super fans” that sit in the first couple of rows in the student section and lead cheers. They have worked with coach Kevin O’Neill and others to bring incentive and excitement to games and are slowly but surely are becoming a familiar group throughout campus.Others may point to the team’s history as a reason for student involvement, as the Trojans have garnered national attention in each of the last four seasons because of their postseason success and participation in the NCAA tournament, which included a Sweet 16 appearance in 2007. The success of the team alone in the recent past undoubtedly has captured the interest of numerous students.But while these may be contributing factors, I see a third, much more intangible reason as the catalyst for the steady turnout: more than ever before, the students feel a connection with the players.Let me explain.Not in recent memory, and maybe not ever, has the team gone through such a sweeping change as what occurred last summer when Floyd and his recruits scattered and three players declared for the NBA draft. Going into this season, only one starter remained — senior guard Dwight Lewis — and the team seemed more concerned with just finding five starters to play than actually winning ball games.But with the addition of transfers senior guard Mike Gerrity and redshirt junior foward Alex Stepheson, as well as the astounding progression and growth of sophomore foward Nikola Vucevic, forward senior Marcus Johnson and junior guard Marcus Simmons, the Trojans were suddenly a team of scrappy underdogs set on exceeding the minimal expectations set for them (USC was projected by Yahoo! to finish ninth in the Pac-10).This team is a far cry from those seen in previous years, which were headlined by one-and-done players like DeMar DeRozan and O.J. Mayo. This team does not have national hype, years of experience, and the luxury of a veteran coach or a strong recruiting class to rely on, not to mention the privilege of playing in the postseason. They are not superstars or players whom you have heard of since they were in ninth grade.But what they do have is the drive to compete under even the most unfair of circumstances; when most teams would roll over and look to next season, this Trojans team has gone 16-9 — a record that includes wins over Tennessee, UNLV and St. Mary’s out of conference — and suddenly finds itself a game and a half out of first place in the Pac-10.And it is in this fierce and competitive spirit that the students have, in my opinion, bought into.Sure, it’s easy to pack the student section when O.J. Mayo is taking the ball across court every possession. But to do it with a team of underdogs who can’t even play in the postseason is both a testament to the team’s love for the game and the students’ appreciation for unconditional school spirit and a never-say-die attitude.So despite the unavoidable March 6 end to the Trojans’ year of basketball, the season will remain memorable — not because of the missed opportunities but rather because of what was accomplished in their wake.“One-Two Punch” runs every other Friday. To comment on this article visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail James at jbianchi@usc.edu.last_img read more

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Ruiz Jr vs Joshua 2, Clash on the Dunes: Full report card and all you need to know

first_img First Published: 8th December, 2019 23:17 IST The great Muhammad Ali once said, “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even”. Well, Anthony Joshua proved it right by taking back his heavyweight titles from Andy Ruiz Jr at the Clash on the Dunes on Saturday night. After a disappointing first encounter, boxing fans almost ruled out Anthony Joshua’s probability of winning but the British superstar knew what it takes to become a world champion, as he hammered Andy Ruiz Jr at Saudi Arabia with the whole world watching. Anthony Joshua looked steady and calm throughout the fight. Despite facing some heavy punches from his Mexican rival Andy Ruiz Jr, Joshua managed to throw proper jabs with perfect distance. Both the men went full throttle against each other but Joshua was undoubtedly the superior boxer of the night. AJ regained his WBA (super), WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles via the judge’s scorecard (118-110, 118-110,119-109) and he is a two-time world champion now.Also Read | Mike Tyson Wants Anthony Joshua To Show More Desire In His Upcoming Fight Vs Andy Ruiz JrClash on the Dunes: Other resultsDillian Whyte defeats Mariusz Wach via judge’s scorecardAlexander Povetkin Vs Michael Hunter ends up in a drawFilip Hrgovic defeats Eric Molina via knockoutMahammadrasul Majidov defeats Tom Little via knockoutAlso Read | Anthony Joshua Believes Harry Kane Will Thrash Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang In BoxingAlso Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: The Staggering Amount Of Money The Two Fighters Are Making FOLLOW US Raj Sarkar Written By Andy Ruiz Jr had his moments in the fight. The Mexican champion gave some hard time to Joshua and left him bloodied in the second round but unfortunately, he failed to outbox the Briton on certain occasions. As the match proceeded, the intensity of the fight grew and Andy Ruiz Jr made a stunning comeback in Round No.8 but it was definitely not enough for him to retain his titles. LIVE TV COMMENT Last Updated: 8th December, 2019 23:17 IST Ruiz Jr Vs Joshua 2, Clash On The Dunes: Full Report Card And All You Need To Know Anthony Joshua became a two-time world champion by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr at Clash on the Dunes. Full report of the fight and other results from the card. SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | Anthony Joshua Reacts Nonchalantly To Weighing In Three Stone Lighter Than Andy Ruiz JrAndy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2: Fight ReportAnthony Joshua came up strong from the very first round of the fight. The British heavyweight stunned Andy Ruiz Jr with a vicious right hand and left the Mexican bruised. Joshua shredded 10 lbs to get into his latest shape and he capitalised on his physique by keeping up a proper range and distance. WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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How to Get Green and Opt Out of Phone Books and…

first_imgOpt out of catalogs: Catalog Choice offers a quick and easy way to opt out of catalog mailings. Just go to www.CatalogChoice.org to set up an account. Once you receive your password via e-mail, you can browse by catalog names from the huge list and start deleting. The program is offered by the Ecology Center, a California-based organization that promotes sustainable living. Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteSigning up for opt out lists is a quick and easy way to reduce wasteSummer is in full swing with all the familiar sights and sounds, including this year’s crop of phone books in yellow plastic bags that sprout up next to area mailboxes. But each year more and more phone books go unused and unwanted—that’s a lot of wasted water, paper and energy that all too often ends up as roadside litter.Wouldn’t it be great if you could clear out the clutter in and around your mailbox? With just a few clicks of the computer mouse, you too can get green and reduce waste by opting out of receiving phone books and other junk mail.Opt out of phone books: Eliminating several phone books at once is as simple as going to www.YellowPagesOptOut.com. Once you create an account, you can click on the local directories that you no longer wish to receive. Be sure to share this tip with your neighbors as well. Opt out of “junk mail” and marketing mail lists: A good way to remove your name from several national mailing lists at once is to sign up for the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service at www.DMAchoice.org. This website provides instructions on how to register online or via U.S. mail. This service is only for national mailing lists (not local) and only for residential addresses (not business addresses). The service is good for five years.If you receive a phone book or see unused and unwanted phone books in your neighborhood, don’t let them become litter—the phone books are recyclable in your curbside bin, but be sure to remove the plastic bag first.For more waste prevention ideas, visit www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org.center_img Facebook151Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Mates pull closer to Brewers while Vkings just pull away

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League just got a whole lot tighter after Dam Inn Mates shocked the Hume Brewers 31-24 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. The Brewers, which had dominated the Mates during week one of the season 23-1, were a different team without starting quarterback Steven Doyle. The Mates have won two straight after beginning the season on a downers, losing twice and combining to score seven points in those two games. Defending champion Castlegar Vikings continued to occupy top spot after thumping Nelson Impact 46-13, Steve Mota caught a pair of touchdown passes from Dave Kravski, and tossed a completed score to Kravski to lead the Vikes. Kravski also connected with Bryan Lauzon and Kevin Wilson. Mota also was a force on the defensive side of the ball, intercepting a pair of passes. Lauzon and Jaime Simpson also picked off Impact pass attempts. Ryan Dekker had one of the Impact touchdowns. The Vikings, winners of four straight after starting the season with a loss, lead the league with a 4-1 record. Hume is second at 3-2 followed by Dam Inn and Nelson Impact at 2-2. Hour Glass sits in the basement, winless in four games. The league resumes play Sunday with the Impact hosting Our Glass at 11 a.m. and Dam Inn Mates facing the Castlegar Vikings at 1 p.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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