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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Robeco, Downing

Editorial Staff 30 August 2017

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Robeco, Downing

The latest moves in wealth management across the world.

Dutch-based asset manager Robeco has appointed two new executive committee members, effective 1 September, the firm said in a statement.

Martin Nijkamp will join Robeco as head of strategic product & business development. Maureen Bal will join the firm as company secretary.
Nijkamp will be responsible as head of the newly established strategic product & business development operation. He will join Robeco from NN Investment Partners and has 30 years of experience in the asset management industry. 

Bal will focus on legal affairs and compliance as an executive committee member. She has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Robeco, she was director corporate affairs & eneral counsel as well as a member of the management team of APX Holding. 

London-based investment manager Downing has appointed Michael Tefula to its specialist ventures investment team, the firm said in a statement.

Tefula recently completed his MBA at Oxford University and will join Downing Ventures as an associate. He previously worked at the Oxford Seed Fund, Business Growth Fund, and Deloitte.

His new role will see him focus on sourcing new deals within the growing ventures portfolio.

UK-headquartered Legal & General Investment Management, part of Legal & General, has appointed Nigel Masding as a lead manager of the firm’s Real Income Builder Fund, a role placed within the firm’s Active Equity team. He will report to Nick Hartley, head of Inflation Plus strategies within the Active Equity team.

L&G Real Income Builder Fund is a fund launched in January 2015 for long-term income-0oriented institutional and retail investors. Masding joins LGIM from Longview Partners, an asset manager, where he was a partner and global equities research analyst. He has also held positions at HSBC Halbis Capital Management, where he was a senior equities portfolio manager, and at First State Investments and McKinsey & Company.

Earlier this month the firm also appointed Stephen Message as a fund manager within the Active Equity team. He will focus on UK income strategies and will report to Rod Oscroft, head of the High Alpha and Global Equity Income teams. Message has also held roles at Old Mutual Global Investors, managing the Old Mutual UK Equity Fund, and at Bessemer Trust, where he was an equity fund manager.  

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