People moves: Brunel appoints private markets chief

first_imgMark Mobius, Franklin TempletonFranklin Templeton – Mark Mobius, the famed emerging markets investor, is to retire from the US asset management giant at the end of this month after more than 30 years with the firm. He led Franklin Templeton’s emerging markets team from 1987 until stepping back in 2016. Mobius is currently a named co-manager on a listed investment trust having relinquished most of his other management responsibilities over the past two years.Mobius said: “I feel very fortunate to have spent most of my career at Franklin Templeton Investments. I have had the great privilege of working with an emerging markets team that includes some of the most talented and passionate people in the business, a number of whom have been with me for decades. I leave with great confidence in the Templeton Emerging Markets team and leadership at Franklin Templeton.”Chairman and CEO Greg Johnson added: “There is no single individual who is more synonymous with emerging markets investing than Mark Mobius. My colleagues and I are deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside a legend, and we thank Mark for his many years of dedicated service and tremendous contributions to the firm.”UK Department for Work and Pensions – The UK government has appointed its fifth different work and pensions secretary in two years as part of a reshuffle of roles within the cabinet. Esther McVey was named Secretary of State in charge of the Department of Work and Pensions, replacing David Gauke, who held the role since June last year. Gauke has been reassigned to the Department of Justice. Guy Opperman, minister for pensions and financial inclusion, has retained his role.McVey, a former TV presenter, was previously deputy chief whip for the ruling Conservative Party, a role that involves ensuring as many MPs as possible vote with the party line.Esther McVey MP becomes Secretary of State for Work and Pensions @DWP #CabinetReshuffle pic.twitter.com/nmZaPQfAzu— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) January 8, 2018Malcolm McLean, senior consultant at actuarial consultancy Barnett Waddingham, criticised the decision to move Gauke after just six months in the role, arguing that the government was “not giving ministers enough time in the post to get to grips with the issues”.“His background and experience in the Treasury was widely seen as a valuable addition to a department desperately in need of consolidation and respite after several years of upheaval and turbulence, especially in the pensions sphere,” McLean added.Hoogovens – Jack Buckens has started as temporary independent chairman of the €8.4bn pension fund of Dutch steelworks Hoogovens. Buckens succeeded independent chair Rita van Ewijk, who was appointed in September 2016 but left her position in August last year. The scheme indicated that it expected to appoint a permanent chair later this year. Buckens has previously worked as chief executive at former insurer Interpolis.Af2i – Philippe Haudeville has left the French institutional investor association to return to investment litigation specialist Grant & Eishofer. Haudeville had been secretary general of Af2i for eight years. As part of a new strategic plan the association is expanding its permanent staff, which will consist of two vice presidents, a treasurer, and a secretary. Volo – Juliette Tesselhoff has started as senior business development manager at the general pension fund Volo, established by PGGM, the €206bn asset manager of healthcare scheme PFZW. Tesselhoff joined from KAS Bank, where she was in a similar position. Prior to this, she worked as account manager at Blue Sky Group and as consultant for corporate clients at Delta Lloyd.Ballast Nedam – Norma van den Berg has been named as board member, representing the pensioners, of the €958m pension fund of construction firm Ballast Nedam. Van den Berg was already an independent board member of the scheme.Total – Alex van Schaik is to step down as chairman of the €410m Dutch pension fund of energy company Total following the completion of his term. After the appointment of a successor, Van Schaik will continue as a board member.Thinking Ahead Institute/Willis Towers Watson – Bob Collie has joined the Thinking Ahead Institute, a not-for-profit research institute set up by consultancy giant Willis Towers Watson. Collie started at the institute on 1 January as head of research. He was previously chief research strategist at Russell Investments, and has also led the group’s London-based consultancy team. Achmea – Lenneke Roodenburg is to start as director of the €5.6bn pension fund of Dutch insurer Achmea as of mid-February. She will succeed Sybrand Nauta, who left in October and is now senior executive at pensions adviser Fidado. Roodenburg has been account CIO at Achmea Investment Management since February 2017. Prior to this, she was manager for asset-liability management and actuarial advice at Syntrus Achmea and an actuary at asset manager PGGM.BNP Paribas Asset Management – The French fund manager has appointed Matthieu Lucchesi to the newly created role of head of public affairs. He joins from the country’s financial regulator, AMF, where he worked since 2012, latterly as director of its asset management division. The Pensions Regulator – Mark Boyle has been appointed to a second term as non-executive chair of the UK’s pensions watchdog. He has held the role since 2014, and will now chair the regulator until March 2021. Boyle has worked in a number of sectors including banking, corporate development and central government.BMO Global Asset Management – BMO has appointed Bart van Merriënboer as senior manager in its fiduciary management team in the Netherlands. His tasks include the selection of managers for private investments. Prior to this, Van Merriënboer worked at Pensioenfonds ING and the asset managers ING Investment Management and MN. BMO also named Gerben Borkent as sales director for institutional distribution in Europe. Previously Borkent worked at TKP Investments, Russell Investments and ING Group. BMO said the appointments reflected its focus on developing and extending its fiduciary activities in the Netherlands.Investcorp – The alternatives fund management specialist has hired Phil Yeates as managing director in charge of its European credit business. The newly created department sits within Investcorp Credit Management. Yeates joins after a 24-year career at Rothschild & Co where he set up the company’s global credit management arm.Deutsche Asset Management – Daniel Green has been named head of private equity secondaries for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He joins from Meketa Investment Group where he was in charge of its European investment activities in the private markets space. He was previously at Gorst Capital, where he was a founding partner. Deutsche hired Mark McDonald as global head of private equity secondaries in November 2017.Alcentra – The fixed income subsidiary of BNY Mellon Investment Management has hired Leland Hart as managing director and head of US loans and high yield. He will lead a 16-strong US-based team of investors and researchers. Hart joins from BlackRock where he was head of loans and CLOs. Prior to joining BlackRock he was a managing director in Lehman Brothers’ leveraged capital markets group.Style Research – Sebastien Roussotte has joined the factor investing analytics firm as CEO, succeeding Kirsten English. English has moved to a non-executive director role. Roussotte joins from software company Misys where he oversaw its investment management division. Brunel Pension Partnership, KLP, Folketrygdfondet, NBIM, Franklin Templeton, DWP, Hoogovens, Af2i, Volo, Ballast Nedam, Total, Thinking Ahead Institute, Willis Towers Watson, Achmea, BNP Paribas AM, TPR, BMO Global Asset Management, Investcorp, Deutsche AM, Alcentra, Style ResearchBrunel Pension Partnership – Brunel, the asset pool for 10 public pension funds in south-west England, has appointed Richard Fanshawe as head of private markets. He will join on 1 February from the Derbyshire Pension Fund where he was a fund manager working on several asset classes. He has worked in local government pensions since 2009, and has experience of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions.Mark Mansley, CIO at Brunel, said: “With an excellent knowledge of private equity and infrastructure, and an excellent understanding of the LGPS, we are sure our private markets programme will be in great hands.” In a statement, Brunel said it was continuing to hire investment professionals for its growing team, which will eventually oversee more than £20bn (€22.6bn) in assets. KLP/Folketrygdfondet – Annie Bersagel has been appointed as senior analyst for ESG at Folketrygdfondet, the manager of the Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN), the Nordic-invested portion of the country’s sovereign wealth fund. Bersagel is leaving KLP where she has been acting head of responsible investments since March, following the departure of Jeanett Bergan to PwC Norway. Anne Kvam took on the role of head of responsible investment at KLP in November, having moved to the pension fund from Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) – the manager of the larger, internationally invested Government Pension Fund Global – where she was global head of ownership policy. Bersagel is still working at KLP until the end of January, and will start her new job on 1 February. At Folketrygfondet, she will replace the manager’s current ESG senior analyst, who will move on to a different position within the organisation, a spokeswoman for Folketrygfondet said.last_img read more

Estimated cost to repair Layou Bridge is EC$9 million, says PM Skerrit

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 63 Views   3 comments In photo: Clark Hall Estate (Glo Sho) Bridge in Layou completely cut off.Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit reports that the estimated cost to repair the damage to the Clark Hall Estate Bridge (Glo Sho) in Layou is EC$9 million.The Matthieu Dam overflowed its banks in the early hours this morning, cutting off a portion of the Clark Hall Estate Bridge and causing immense damage to several businesses and homes in the community.Honourable Skerrit who was at the time visiting the area and assessing the damage says, this unfortunate incident should be an eye opener and reminder that we live in a disaster prone country and are therefore not immune to disasters.The Prime Minister also sympathized with the families and villagers who have lost their homes, livestock, agricultural farms and produce, vehicles, as well as other properties as a result of this disaster.According to the Prime Minister the Government will double its efforts to complete the Layou to Pond Case link road in the quickest possible time ast he Clark Hall Estate Bridge is now immortorable.Meantime he is very pleased with the quick response from the Dominica Red Cross, the Dominica Police Force and Public Works Corporation, and commends them for their efforts.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img LocalNews Estimated cost to repair Layou Bridge is EC$9 million, says PM Skerrit by: – July 28, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

P11 million worth of ‘smuggled’ coffee beans, corned beef seized – Customs

first_imgThe Bureau of Customs on Friday seized around P11 million worth of smuggled coffee beans, corned beef and second-hand clothes from Hong Kong, South Korea and Brazil. ABS-CBN NEWS The BOC is set to consult the tradedepartment if the seized items can either be donated or auctioned off to thepublic.(With a report from ABS-CBN News/PN) MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC)on Friday seized around P11 million worth of smuggled coffee beans, corned beefand second-hand clothes from Hong Kong, South Korea and Brazil. The Arabica coffee beans were declaredas textile dye, while cans of corned beef were listed as crackers and catsup,officials said.center_img The second-hand clothes were declaredas brand new items as BOC policies prohibit the importation of usedgarments.    The “misdeclared” items wereregistered under consignee JL Twin Enterprises, authorities said.last_img read more

Court documents: Hewitt inappropriately touched male juvenile

first_imgGreensburg, in. — Court documents now say former Indiana State Police trooper inappropriately touched a male juvenile in the groin area over an eight year period. Jack Hewitt, 54, faces felony sexual misconduct with a minor, child seduction and sexual battery.Detectives received the information from a 21-year old victim about the incidents. Hewitt admitted to the behavior and told investigators some occurred without the boys knowledge while he asleep in bed and had occurred as recently as “a year or two ago.”Hewitt remains in the Decatur County Jail.last_img

Cookout benefit for Franklin County Middle School media center

first_imgBrookville, IN —Head on over to the IGA in Brookville for a cookout Friday, June 14 from 11 am to 2 pm to benefit the Franklin County Middle School Media Center. They will be serving IGA’s famous hot dogs, hamburgers, pork chops, and ribeyes. Last year’s proceeds were used to schedule a worldwide, bestselling author to visit Franklin County Middle School’s students.last_img

2019 Decatur County 4-H goat show results

first_imgExpert Showmanship – Boer/Pygmy1st – Charlie Kramer2nd – Lexi Swango3rd – Zach Kramer Class 13 – 18-24 Month – Boer1st – Maddie Brewsaugh2nd – Hannah Miller Class 1 – Senior Dairy Kids – Alpine Breed1st – Mason Kunz Class 23 – 5 Yr and Over – Boer1st – Charlie Kramer – RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION2nd – Zach Kramer Class 16 – 2 Yr Old and Under 3 Yr Old – Pygmy1st – Allison Nobbe Class 77 – Mother & Daughter1st – Brayley Sundal2nd – Ella Kunz Class 1 – 0 to 1 Yr Pygmy Wether1st – Ty Pratt Class 30 – Recorded Grade1st – Logan Soendlin Class 6 – 7-9 Month – Boer1st – Maddie Brewsaugh2nd – Alisha Miller3rd – Alisha Miller4th – Ella Kunz Class 36 – Nubian1st – Laney Faris Class 2 – Dairy Wether1st – Madison Shields2nd – Kenzie Krieger3rd – Hunter Dodson4th – Brittany Becker5th – Claire Soendlin6th – Brooke Dodson7th – Abby Hartman8th – Cassidy Coomer GRAND CHAMPION – JR. DAIRYLaney Faris Class 20 – 3 Yr Old and Under 4 Yr Old – Pygmy1st – Ty Pratt – RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION2nd – Jude Beaver3rd – Lexi Swango Class 4 – Dairy Wether1st – Daniel Kulpinski2nd – Carsyn Shields3rd – Cody Schoettmer4th – Kennedy Sundal5th – Laney Faris6th – Lane Schoettmer Class 19 – 3 Yr Old and Under 4 Yr Old – Boer1st – Claudia Westhafer Class 4 – Meat Wether1st – Charlie Kramer2nd – Paige Wesseler3rd – Paige Wesseler4th – Hannah Miller5th – Will Cathey6th – Alisha Miller7th – Stephen Kulpinski Class 1 – Dairy Wether1st – Danika Shields2nd – Madison Shields3rd – Carsyn Shields4th – Bryant Becker5th – Walker Dodson Class 1 – Meat Wether1st – Jake Graves2nd – Donovan Hale3rd – Natalie Gearhart4th – Alayna Mayhugh GRAND CHAMPION – SR. DAIRY DOELaney Faris Class 8 – Dairy Wether1st – Jane Spreckelson2nd – Clare Spreckelson – GRAND CHAMPION Expert Showmanship – Dairy Goat1st – Brayley Sundal2nd – Allison Nobbe Class 3 – 3-6 Month – Pygmy1st – Reece Beaver – RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION Class 60 – Nubian1st – Laney Faris Class 26 – Mother & Daughter1st – Jude Beaver2nd – Ty Pratt3rd – Zach Kramer RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – SR. DAIRY DOEBrayley Sundal Class 2 – 0-3 Month – Boer1st – Hannah Miller Beginner Showmanship – Boer/Pygmy1st – Isabella Taylor2nd – Brooklyn Ortman Class 37 – Oberhasli1st – Allison Nobbe2nd – Allison Nobbe Senior Showmanship – Boer/Pygmy1st – Charlie Kramer2nd – Jude Beavercenter_img Class 2 – Senior Dairy Kids – LaMancha Breed1st – Kenzie Krieger2nd – Jane Spreckelson Class 17 – 2 Yr Old and Under 3 Yr Old – Boer1st – Mason Swartzentruber – GRAND CHAMPION2nd – Katelyn Bokelman Class 3 – Meat Wether1st – Landon Schwartzentruber2nd – Brooklyn Ortman3rd – Allison Nobbe4th – Claudia Westhafer5th – Keagan Boughner6th – Luke Cathey7th – Zoey Hersley8th – Alisha Miller9th – Layne Wesseler10th – Latham Hersley Class 24 – Get of Sire1st – Jude Beaver2nd – Alisha Miller Class 5 – Dairy Wether1st – Rileigh Hash2nd – Mason Kunz3rd – Brayley Sundal4th – Abby Hartman Class 2 – 1 Yr and Over Pygmy Wether1st – Charlie Kramer – GRAND CHAMPION2nd – Jude Beaver – RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION3rd – Reece Beaver4th – Ty Pratt5th – Isabella Taylor Class 2 – Meat Wether1st – Maddie Brewsaugh2nd – Brooklyn Ortman3rd – Zach Kramer4th – Sophia Taylor5th – Natalie Gearhart Class 3 – Dairy Wether1st – Brayley Sundal2nd – Rileigh Hash3rd – Grace Hartman4th – Jenna Walton Class 11 – 12-18 Month – Boer1st – Zach Kramer – RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION Greenburg, IN—Beginner Showmanship – Dairy Goat1st – Haylee Schoettmer2nd – Mason Kunz3rd – Rileigh Hash Senior Showmanship – Dairy Goat1st – Brayley Sundal2nd – Allison Nobbe Class 25 – Produce of Dam1st – Lexi Swango2nd – Reece Beaver3rd – Zach Kramer4th – Hannah Miller Class 6 – Meat Wether1st – Maddie Brewsaugh – GRAND CHAMPION2nd – Jake Graves – RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION Class 6 – Dairy Wether1st – Emma Schoettmer2nd – Camryn Mayhugh Class 5 – Meat Wether1st – Evan Graves2nd – Zach Kramer3rd – Michael Kulpinski4th – Hannah Miller Class 12 – 18-24 Month (Unfreshened) Pygmy1st – Charlie Kramer – GRAND CHAMPION2nd – Jude Beaver3rd – Reece Beaver4th – Allison Nobbe5th – Allison Nobbe Intermediate Showmanship – Dairy Goat1st – Laney Faris2nd – Haylee Schoettmer Class 15 – 1 Yr and Under 2 Yr Old – Boer1st – Zach Kramer2nd – Katelyn Bokelman Intermediate Showmanship – Boer/Pygmy1st – Evan Graves2nd – Luke Cathey Class 4 – 3-6 Month – Boer1st – Zach Kramer2nd – Jake Graves3rd – Hannah Miller4th – Donovan Hale RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – JR. DAIRYAllison Nobbe Class 33 – Alpine1st – Ella Kunz Class 10 – 12-18 Month – Pygmy1st – Isabella Taylor Class 51 – Nigerian Dwarf1st – Brayley Sundal Class 18 – 2 Yr Old and Under 3 Yr Old – Pygmy1st – Lexi Swango – GRAND CHAMPION Class 3 – Senior Dairy Kids – Nigerian Dwarf1st – Kennedy Sundal2nd – Allison Nobbe Class 7 – Dairy Wether1st – Grace Moore – RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION2nd – Haylee Schoettmerlast_img read more

Tyson Fury ordered to fight Dillian Whyte before Joshua

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Dillian Whyte to face Povetkin in November rematch Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Tyson Fury has been told he must fight Dillian Whyte before Anthony Joshua, if he beats Deontay Wilder in their third fight.The Gypsy King will defend his world heavyweight title against Wilder in their second rematch in Las Vegas in December. British star Whyte is still the mandatory challenger for the WBC belt after waiting over 1000 days for his world title shot.And whilst all talk is of a fight between Fury and Joshua to become undisputed king, WBC chief Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed Fury or Wilder must defend their belt against the mandatory challenge in early 2021.“The WBC has reviewed every single weight category, considering the pandemic,” Sulaiman told Sky Sports.“We have had the flexibility with our champions and the WBC has approved Fury to fight by the end of the year, if it’s announced that it might be December 19, and the winner must make the mandatory defence early next year.“When the [Fury-Wilder] fight takes place, we will order the pre-negotiations, so it’s a process that the promoters negotiate the fight and a date. “It makes no sense to speculate on a date, but it’s going to be early next year when they are able to negotiate, or it goes to a purse bid.”Promoter Eddie Hearn has also stated Whyte takes priority as Fury’s first fight of 2021 before facing Joshua.“Dillian takes priority,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “Dillian has to have that fight by the end of February, and if it goes into March, it goes into March.“Anthony Joshua is boxing in December. He won’t be ready to box again until June-July.“Everybody acknowledges that’s the mandatory and that it’s next.” Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderDillian WhyteEddie HearnsMauricio SulaimanSky SportsTyson Furrylast_img read more

Gomis close to return

first_img “Bafe is back in training and we will have to assess if he is ready to start, but it will be good to have him back as we are getting short on bodies,” Monk said. “We have had a few injuries but that comes back to adding to the squad. “If we’d had a few injuries to some of our consistent performers we could have been in a very different situation, and that’s why we must add quality and depth to the squad this summer while not losing anything.” Gomis had scored four goals in seven games before injury struck but Swansea still have an outside chance of qualifying for next season’s Europa League after closing to within four points of seventh-placed Southampton. Monk’s men have managed a club-best 53 Premier League points with three games of the season remaining and there are plans to expand the Swansea brand this summer. Swansea hope to compete in a Texas tournament in July which would see them take on Spanish side Malaga and Mexican outfit Pachuca, while Newcastle, French team Lyon and Raja Casablanca of Morocco would play in another pool before a final round of matches. The Welsh club visited the United States last summer and had friendlies against Minnesota United and Mexican club Chivas Guadalajara, but a high-profile tournament would break new ground for Swansea. “It’s a great sign for the club because in the past we’d be struggling to go to Tenby for the week!” Monk joked. Gomis was forced off during the early stages of Swansea’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League home draw with Everton on April 11 but has stepped up his training this week and hopes to feature at the Emirates Stadium on Monday. Swansea could certainly do with the 12-times capped Gomis as loan signing Nelson Oliveria turned his ankle against Stoke last weekend and manager Garry Monk is in danger of being without a natural centre-forward at Arsenal. Press Association “We are far down the line in terms of negotiations and we are just waiting for a final few details to be confirmed before we fully commit. “It would be excellent for us because we have not had that big arena and big tournament approach, so it is a step forward for the club and the players. “You’re also getting a chance to grow the brand a little better and America’s a great market. “We had fantastic support when we played Chivas there last year, we had a good three or four thousand in Swansea shirts and you’d never have thought that before.” France striker Bafetimbi Gomis is closing in on a Swansea return at Arsenal after being out for nearly a month with a hamstring tear.last_img read more

Trump to NBC: “I’m Probably Not Too Prepared to Lose” in 2020

first_imgPresident Trump told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he is not prepared to lose next year’s presidential election.“It would be much better if I said, ‘Yeah.’ It would be much easier for me to say, ‘Oh, yes.’ No, I’m probably not too prepared to lose. I don’t like losing. I haven’t lost very much in my life,” Trump told host Chuck Todd.The President also reasserted that he does not believe in the validity of many votes cast in the last election that showed he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, adding, “I’ll say something that, again, is controversial. There were a lot of votes cast that I don’t believe.”His campaign recently fired several pollsters after internal numbers showing the President trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in key states Michigan and Wisconsin became public.Trump also confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence will be his 2020 running. Still, he stopped short of endorsing Pence for a possible 2024 presidential run, as the prospect is “so far out. I’m not even thinking of it. It’s so far out. I mean, It’s so far out. That would be the only reason. Now what happens in 2024? I don’t know that Mike is going to run. I don’t know who’s running or anything else.”As for his rivals, the commander-in-chief said it was a “tremendous embarrassment” to Biden that former President Obama has not yet endorsed the former vice president.Shifting gears, Trump said he “may” address the issue of election interference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G20 summit. When Todd asked, “Are you going to tell him not to do it?,” Trump responded, “I may if you’d like me to do it, I’ll do that.”The President also said that he believes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not initiating impeachment proceedings because she likely fears that doing so would benefit him politically. He added, “I think she feels that I will win much easier. I mean, I’ve been told that by many people.”Trump also stated he does not like the idea of impeachment hanging over him, explaining, “I’m not sure that I like having it. Look, I did nothing wrong.” He called impeachment “a very unfair thing.”last_img read more