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AIMCo Names Two New Board Members

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The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) has two new board members, Kenneth Kroner and Phyllis Clark. The official appointments follow the signing of the Order in Council by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta on November 29, 2016.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, AIMCo Chair, Mac Van Wielingen states in a December press release, “Ms. Clark and Mr. Kroner are two excellent additions to AIMCo’s Board of Directors, each of whom have built exceptional careers from strong Alberta roots. We are proud that they have chosen to share their knowledge and expertise with AIMCo, as we strive to build a world class investment management organization here in the province. My colleagues, and I, look forward to welcoming Phyllis and Ken to the Board.”

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Kroner was previously Senior Managing Director at BlackRock, where he was the global head of the Multi-Asset Strategies Group and the global head of Scientific Active Equities. These teams were responsible for managing several hundred billions of dollars of publicly-traded assets. He also served as a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee. Dr. Kroner’s service with the firm began 1994, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009.

Phyllis Clark served as the Vice-President (Finance and Administration) and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Alberta, from 2002 to 2016.

NZ Super Names Three New Board Members

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New appointments have been made to the Board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super). The appointments were made on July 19, 2018. The three new board members are Catherine Drayton, Simon Botherway and Henk Berkman.

According to the NZ Super press release, “Simon Botherway’s appointment runs from 1 August 2018 to 30 September 2021. He is a professional director with a history in investment, investment regulation and supervision. Other board roles have included his current position as Chair of Serko, a director on Callaghan Innovation and previously being the Chair of the FMA Establishment Board and a member of the Securities Commission.

Henk Berkman will serve from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2022. He has been Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Auckland since 2008. Mr Berkman has held previous professorial positions at Massey University, University of Sydney and the University of Maastricht.

Catherine Drayton will serve from 1 November 2018 until 30 September 2022. She is a Christchurch-based director who previously led the Assurance and Advisory Practice for PwC in Central Eastern Europe. Her public sector governance experience includes her current role as Chair of Christchurch International Airport and as a member of the University of Canterbury Council. Her experience as a Director of Ngai Tahu Holdings has provided her with iwi governance experience.”

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AIMCo Names Former Talisman Energy Executive to Board

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The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) appointed Jacqueline (Jackie) Sheppard as a member of the board of directors for a term set to expire on June 30, 2021. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Grant & Eisenhofer Reveals Fortis Investors to Receive $1.5 Billion in Mega Settlement

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Law firm Grant & Eisenhofer won a landmark case for its clients after a seven-year legal duel in Dutch courts. On July 13, 2018, the Amsterdam Court of Appeals officially approved the largest securities settlement ever reached in Europe, paving a path for international insurance company Ageas N.V./S.A. to begin payment of US$ 1.5 billion (€1.3 billion) to multiple groups of institutional and individual investors from Europe and the United States. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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