Julie Zhang has joined Aviva Investors as a Portfolio Manager within the firm’s global equities team. Zhang previously served as a research analyst for European luxury goods sector at UBS Investment Bank.
Danske Bank has appointed Thomas Otbo as Head of Investment Solutions. He joined the firm in 2019 from Nordea where he was CIO. Earlier this year, Otbo took charge of the equity department alongside his responsibilities within the risk premia unit.
Tikehau Capital has named Natacha Valla as a member of the advisory board at Tikehau Investment Management. Prior to this, Vallas was deputy director general for monetary policy at the European Central Bank.
Connie Tirondola has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Real Assets in North America at Citco Fund Services. Tirondola most recently served as a managing director at CBRE responsible for business development within its fund administration business.
ValueInvest has hired Allan Saustrup Jensen as a Portfolio Manager for its global equity team. Before ValueInvest, Jensen spent five years at European Capital Partners.
Jeroen van Herwaarden has been named the new Lead Manager of Triodos Investment Management’s Euro Bond Impact fund. Van Herwaarden, who currently manages the impact equities and bonds team, will assume the role in June.
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Barclays has named Alex Lynch its new Chairman of Banking within the investment banking business. In this role, he will focus on developing relationships with Barclays’ clients, both within the financial institutions space and in other industries, particularly those that have propositions overlapping with and/or strong connections to financial institutions. Prior to joining Barclays, Lynch was a partner at White Deer Energy, a private equity group focused on middle market energy companies.
Robert Hunziker has been appointed Asia Pacific Head Property & Specialty at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Hunziker joined the firm in 2001 and has held numerous underwriting and leadership roles across both Europe and the U.S., most recently as head of U.S. Central & West regions.