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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – February 7, 2017

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Executive Shuffle at BlueBay Asset Management

Eric Gerth will become the Chief Executive Officer of BlueBay Asset Management LLP effective around May 2017. Previously, he was Global Head of Business Development at BlueBay Asset Management since December 2012. Before BlueBay Asset Management, he was the Chief Executive of Global Business Development at Aviva Investors London Limited.

Gerth replaces Alex Khein who plans to leave BlueBay Asset Management at the end of 2017 to pursue a new venture related to technology and money management. In addition, Khein is also co-CEO of BlueBay Asset Management’s parent entity RBC Global Asset Management. The other co-CEO Damon Williams will become the sole CEO of RBC Global Asset Management when Khein exits.

Last, Cenk Turkinan will take over Gerth’s role as Head of Business Development at BlueBay Asset Management.

Heard Capital Adds Albright Stonebridge Group Executive to Board of Advisors

Chicago-based Heard Capital LLC is a hedge fund founded by William Heard. Michael Warren, Managing Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) in Washington, D.C., will join the Heard Capital’s Board of Advisors. Warren is chief executive of ASG, responsible for overall strategic direction, growth and management. In addition, Warren is a Trustee of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, DC’s public pension fund and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Commonfund.

Amundi Hires Sunny Leung for ETF Role

Sunny Leung was named as Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta Sales, North Asia, at Amundi Asset Management. Previously, Leung was an Assistant Vice President at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), working on business development for SPDR ETFs in the Asia ex-Japan region. Leung replaced Yvonne Ng who exited Amundi at the end of 2016.

Michael Anstey to Lead Healthcare Investment Efforts at Cambridge Innovation Capital

Michael Anstey joined Cambridge Innovation Capital, which invests in intellectual property-rich companies from the University of Cambridge and the wider research and business community around the Cambridge region, as an investment director. Anstey will focus on healthcare opportunities. Before this role, he was a Principal in the Healthcare practice at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Toronto. Cambridge Innovation Capital is the only preferred investor for the University of Cambridge.

Chase Brogan Joins TSG Consumer Partners

Chase Brogan was hired by San Francisco-based TSG Consumer Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, to be a principal. Before this role, Brogan led corporate development efforts at Guthy|Renker, a direct marketing company focused on beauty, skincare, entertainment and wellness products. Brogan is an investor in ipsy and serves on its Board of Directors. Brogan started his career as an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co. and Banc of America Securities.

White House Nominates Heath Tarbert for CFTC Chairman

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The White House announced Heath P. Tarbert will be nominated to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Tarbert was a Partner at law firm Allen & Overy. Tarbert was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for his current Treasury post at 87 (yes) to 8 (no).

Upon Senate confirmation, Tarbert’s CFTC term would start on April 14, 2019 and last for five years. Tarbert is taking over from J. Christopher Giancarlo whose term ends in April 2019. Tarbert will need a U.S. Senate confirmation to take the head CFTC post.

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KIA Could Sell Stake in North Sea Energy Business

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), through its unit Wren House Investment Management, is nearing a deal to sell a 40% stake in its North Sea energy business to JPMorgan Asset Management. In July 2018, KIA closed on a deal to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from ArcLight Capital.

More details to follow –

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Pensioenfonds PGB Hires BMO Global for Equity Protection Strategy

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Pensioenfonds PGB is a Dutch multi-sector pension fund. PGB awarded a mandate to implement a protection strategy for its €12 billion equity portfolio to BMO Global Asset Management. PGB is a €26.5 billion fund. PGB has been using BMO Global’s responsible engagement overlay since 2017.

The Chief Investment Officer of PGB is Harold Clijsen.

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