APG, BlackRock, Notariaat, British Business Bank, Invesco, Achmea IM, Invesco, Notariaat, NN IP, Federated Hermes, Franklin Templeton, Chronos Sustainability, BNP ParibasAPG – The €512bn Dutch asset manager is looking for a research director for its Asset Owner SDI platform, which aims to help asset owners invest in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. APG refers to these investments as sustainable development investments (SDI).The research director will be the initiative’s first employee, responsible for the maintenance and development of the research agenda in conjunction with the partners of the platform. APG said the role was crucial, as the research agenda would drive the further development and strategic direction for platform.The research director will also be the liaison between leading asset owners in the area of responsible investing and the data science company to which the identification and calculation of SDIs has been commissioned. APG said “affinity with data science” was an important attribute for the role. BlackRock – Michael Rüdiger is replacing Friedrich Merz as chair of the supervisory board of BlackRock Asset Management in Germany.Rüdiger was most recently CEO of Dekabank, the securities house for savings banks in Germany, and before that CEO at Credit Suisse for central Europe. He has also worked at Allianz Asset Management and UBS.At BlackRock, he will also take on a broader role providing strategic advice to the management team under the direction of Dirk Schmitz. Merz left his post at the end of the first quarter, having previously announced his intention to return to politics to support the “renewal” of centre-right party CDU.Notariaat – Hennie de Graaf has been appointed as a member of the supervisory board (RvT) of the €3bn Dutch pension fund for notaries and their staff as of 1 July. De Graaf is a pensions lawyer, who – in addition to his regular job – has been in supervisory positions at pension funds since 2016. At Notariaat, he succeeds Xander den Uyl. The scheme’s RvT also comprises Paul Braams (chair) and Carolien van Eggermond.British Business Bank – Catherine Lewis La Torre has been appointed interim CEO of the government-owned economic development bank with effect from 1 September, as Keith Morgan prepares to step down. Lewis La Torre currently holds the position of CEO of the bank’s two commercial subsidiaries, British Patient Capital, which is targeting institutional investors for its venture capital funds, and British Business Investments.Morgan last October announced he would be standing down from the role of CEO of the British Business Bank by the end of 2020, after eight years at the helm. Lewis La Torre joined the British Business Bank in 2016 from Cardano Risk Management, where she was head of private equity. Before that she was a partner with secondaries specialist, Fondinvest Capital, in Paris.Achmea IM – Karin Visser and Björn Straijer have started at Achmea Investment Management as portfolio manager for LDI & rates and portfolio manager for credits, respectively.Visser focuses on developing LDI strategies for pension funds as well as active management of LDI portfolios. Straijer has been mainly tasked with active management of covered bonds. Both Visser and Straijer joined from Kempen Capital Management, where Visser was portfolio manager LDI and Visser worked as trader fixed income & derivatives.Invesco – Jeff Taylor will retire as the asset manager’s head of European equities at the end of this year after almost 20 years in the role and 23 years at Invesco. John Surplice, his co-manager on the Invesco European Equity Fund, will take over from Taylor on 1 January 2021.In connection with this change, Invesco has hired James Rutland for the European equities team. He joined Invesco as a fund manager in early June after more than five years at Schroders.Federated Hermes – The $605.8bn asset manager has created a new role in response to “growing interest from clients and prospects in fixed-income solutions”, hiring Anna Karim from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) as investment director in its fixed income team in London.In the role, she will be a client-facing representative of Federated Hermes’ fixed income capabilities including public credit, structured credit, private debt, asset-based debt and multi-asset credit. She will be the primary contact for client coverage and marketing within these investment teams.Karim worked at BAML for 10 years, most recently as a managing director. Before to starting at BAML, she spent four years at Citi working in the credit sales team.Franklin Templeton – Dean Heaney has joined the US manager from Invesco as head of UK institutional. At Invesco he was head of government and strategic institutions responsible for sales to large asset owners in the UK and Ireland, with a focus on corporate defined benefit and contribution schemes and local government pension funds.Before that he was institutional sales director, UK, at Pioneer Investments (now Amundi) and previously held roles at Royal London Asset Management, Daiwa SB Investments Ltd and Fidelity International Ltd.Chronos Sustainability – Ian Woods, former head of AMP Capital’s sustainable investments team, is to provide specialist consultancy on climate change and responsible investment programmes to Chronos, a specialist sustainability advisory firm whose clients include the Transition Pathway Initiative and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change.The association with Woods is part of Chronos’ efforts and activity in Asia Pacific. Chronos describes him as an internationally recognised expert on climate change, and on ethical and responsible investment. He was a founder of the Australia/New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change of which he was deputy chair until 2019.BNP Paribas – Global custodian BNP Paribas Securities Services has extended its organisation in the Netherlands with the appointment of John Gout as senior sales executive for institutional relations. Gout has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector, gained at several international firms operating in the Dutch market.His past positions include director of electronic trading platform AFS Blue, managing director for J.P. Morgan, head of business development in the Benelux for ABN Amro Mellon Global Securities as well as a similar role at Northern Trust.BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Sophie Lugiez as head of the global trading function (GTF). Based in Paris, she reports to CIO Rob Gambi and joins BNPP AM’s investment leadership team and business committee.She took up her new role on 12 May, replacing Philippe Boulenguiez, who was appointed COO, and has been with the BNP Paribas Group since 1995.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
North Vernon, IN—North Vernon Police Department has reported the passing of retired K9 Heros. K9 Heros was originally purchased and placed with Sergeant Andrew Richmond in the spring of 2011.Heros was trained as a dual purpose patrol dog and could search for narcotic drugs and chase and apprehend fleeing suspects. During his career, Heros assisted on countless drug investigations that resulted from car stops and search warrants, most of which resulted in suspects being charged.Heros also participated in many public demonstrations which opened the door to police communications with the public. Heros went to church groups, schools, and other public events to show off his skills and greet with curious members of the public.Heros retired from duty in February 2018, after almost 7 full years on the road. For most of that time, Heros was the only working dog in Jennings County.
Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed And he expressed appreciation for his family’s support in hard times: “When your mental health is a problem, the solution is right there. You gotta turn to the people who love you. I mean really love you. Not the fake love. I’m talking about FAMILY. Sometimes I’d be lying in bed, feeling like trash. And my daughter Dior runs in, seven o’clock in the morning like, “Daaaaaaddd, get upppppp! Aaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!” Jumping on me, hugging me. And it’s like … damn. I ain’t have that as a kid, you know? That feeling fixes you up for a minute.“You drink a gallon of water a day and you hug your kids? All of a sudden, it ain’t so bad.”Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Dion Waiters signed with the Lakers on March 6, hoping to revive his stalled career – only to have the NBA season to stall out March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, the 28-year-old guard took a step forward Monday evening, opening up about past struggles with an entry on “The Players’ Tribune.”His was the first installment in a series called “24,” in which athletes “honor the legacy of Kobe Bryant by sharing 24 truths that have shaped their life.”Waiters, a Philadelphia native, arrived in L.A. after having played just three games this season for the Miami Heat, who suspended him three times for team rules violations before trading him to the Memphis Grizzlies, who cut him.Coach Frank Vogel said in March that the former No. 4 overall draft pick and career 13.2 points-per-game scorer seemed like “a guy ready to move past” issues he’s had this season. “We’re aware of his journey,” Vogel said then. “And we believe he’s somebody who can help us.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error And he saluted James, who he said mentored him when he was a young player figuring things out as a fellow member of the Cleveland Cavaliers: “Bron used to show me different wines, different kinds of food. I was Philly Philly. I was raw. But Bron took me under his wing – and now all these years later, here we are again. Less hair, more wisdom. Life is crazy, right? Damn.”KUZMA PROMOTES FOOD ACCESSLakers forward Kyle Kuzma is helping promote free grab-and-go meals for families around California, lending his voice to a campaign by the Dairy Council of California. The organization is striving to support food access for families during the pandemic.“I’m working with Got Milk? to get the word out that free school meals are still available at drive-thru sites,” Kuzma said in a social media ad that links to a site map identifying locations of a school nutrition program offering free meal services to children 2-18 years old. “Just drive up in your car grab your meals and go.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWaiters wrote about those trials in “The Players’ Tribune” piece, describing his experiences with depression and addressing “the plane incident in Miami” in November, when he ingested a cannabis-infused edible on a team flight, resulting in a much-publicized medical incident (but not a seizure, Waiters wrote) and, subsequently, a 10-game suspension.“It’s on me. I own that. It was idiotic on my behalf – point-blank, period,” he wrote. “What’s crazy is, my whole life I been a leader. I’m not a follower. Pat (Riley) knows me. He knows I don’t do drugs. But sometimes when you’re going through dark times, you can fall trap to things you’d never do in your right mind.”Waiters wrote that his 6-year-old son – “six going on damn near 30” – held him to account for that incident: “He’s on Google all day, typing my name. So when I got suspended, he was interrogating me like, ‘Dad, they said you were doing drugs. They said you had a seizure. They said you can’t play no more. What’s going on?’“I had to break it down for him in a way he could understand, like in his little cartoon movies. I said, ‘You know how there’s always a beginning, a middle and an end? In the beginning, it’s all good, right? Spider-Man is doing his thing. He’s discovering his superpowers. He’s chillin’. But in the middle, what happens? The hero always messes up. He gets knocked in the dirt. There’s always a sad part, right? Well, that’s where your dad’s been at. He made a mistake. He lost his superpowers for a minute. But it’s gonna be alright. We’re gonna make it through.’”Waiters also was down on Instagram, writing that it was “a trap. You score 40, you’re a hero. Everybody love you. You score 10, and the hate you get is just … it’s pathetic, bro. Grown… men making fake accounts. Taking the time to really do that.”