People moves: ATP appoints real estate CFO; Janus poaches USS manager [updated]

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first_imgJanus Henderson Investors – The fund management group has hired Andrew McCarthy from the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to join its European equities team in London. He will join in July as co-manager on the firm’s long-only funds and mandates alongside John Bennett, head of European equities. At USS’s investment arm, McCarthy specialised in the industrial and consumer sectors. APG – The €475bn asset manager and pensions provider has appointed Ronald Wuijster as member of its executive board, responsible for the asset management portfolio as well as advising on the implementation of investment policy for APG’s pension fund clients, which include the €409bn civil service scheme ABP. Wuijster also chairs the board of APG Asset Management.Since he joined APG in 2006, Wuijster has held roles including managing director of strategic portfolio management and CIO. Prior to this, he held various managing directorships at asset manager Robeco. ATP Real Estate, LPFA, Janus Henderson, APG, Ontario Teachers’, PFA, State Street, PLSA, TKP, PDN, Syntrus Achmea, BMO GAM, Carbon Tracker Initiative, Montae, Aspect CapitalATP Real Estate – Martin Vang Hansen has been hired by Danish pensions giant ATP’s property subsidiary, ATP Real Estate, in the newly-created role of chief financial officer. He will start the Copenhagen-based job on 1 May. Vang Hansen is currently chief executive of the Færch Foundation, a foundation set up by members of Denmark’s wealthy Færch family.London Pensions Fund Authority – The £5.3bn (€6.1bn) public sector fund has appointed Robert Branagh as managing director, responsible for managing relationships with the scheme’s key stakeholders. He replaces Mike Allen, who is retiring after working at LPFA since it was established in 1990.Branagh is the current president of the Pensions Management Institute and has worked in both public and private sector pensions over the past 30 years. Bjarne Graven LarsenOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan – Bjarne Graven Larsen, chief investment officer at the CAD189.5bn (€120.9bn) Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, has resigned after two years in the post, the Canadian scheme said in a statement. Ron Mock, OTPP’s chief executive, will act as interim CIO during the process to find a replacement. Graven Larsen – former CIO of ATP – planned to move back to Denmark with his family, according to Ontario.PFA – Kenneth Graversen has taken up a new job at Denmark’s PFA as senior portfolio manager for global equities. He previously worked at SEB Asset Management as chief portfolio manager and CIO for Danish equities. At PFA, Graversen reports to chief portfolio manager Klaus Ørtoft Madsen and Henrik Nøhr Poulsen, CIO for equities and alternatives. State Street – The financial services giant has appointed Sara Mathew and William Meaney to its board of directors. Mathew is a former chair and CEO of analytics and ratings firm Dun & Bradstreet, where she also held roles including president and chief operating officer. She has board-level experience across a number of sectors.Meaney is the president and CEO of storage company Iron Mountain. He was previously CEO of multi-industry conglomerate Zuellig Group, and has held a number of senior roles at major airline companies.Jay Hooley, chairman and CEO of State Street, said: “Technology, data and analytics are driving our ability to strengthen client service and solutions, and improve efficiency and productivity. Sara and Bill’s collective knowledge of finance and technology, as well as their shared experience leading transformational change within large corporations, will bring great value to our board.”Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association – Luke Hildyard has left the UK pension fund assocation to return to the High Pay Centre, a think tank. Hildyard was deputy director at the High Pay Centre before leaving to join the PLSA in late 2015. As of today he is back at the think tank, this time taking over the role of director from Stefan Stern, who has stepped down. At the PLSA, Hildyard was policy lead for stewardship and corporate governance. TKP Pensioen – Doekle Terpstra has been named as independent chairman of the supervisory board (RvC) of pensions provider and Aegon subsidiary TKP Pensioen. He is to succeed Maarten Edixhoven, chief executive of Aegon, who is to stay on as member of the RvC. Terpstra has previously worked as chairman of the HBO-Raad, the council for higher professional training, and as chairman of trade union CNV.PDN – Hans van Suijdam has been appointed as temporary trustee and chairman of PDN, the €7bn pension fund of Dutch chemical giant DSM. Van Suijdam is a former executive vice president of DSM and former chair of the company pension fund GistBrocades, which has liquidated. At PDN, he succeeds Atzo Nicolaï, who has stepped down but will stay on as board member.Ortec Finance – The consultancy and technology provider has hired Deon Dreyer as UK managing director. He takes over from Lucas Vermeulen who has moved back to the Netherlands. Dreyer joins from Insight Investment where he was client director. He has also worked in consultancy roles at Quantum Advisory, PwC and Aon Hewitt.SAREF – Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance has appointed Jos Sentel as strategy and research manager, responsible for the team focusing on translating trends, political developments and changes in the property and mortgages market into investment frameworks for institutional investors.Sentel previously ran ThirdPlace, an advisory bureau for real estate concepts, since 2006. Prior to this, he was director of research and concepts at ING Real Estate Development. Sentel succeeds Boris van der Gijp, who has been appointed director of commercial property at SAREF.BMO Global Asset Management – The $260bn (€211.9bn) asset manager has appointed Alice Evans and Claudia Wearmouth as co-heads of its governance and sustainable investment team. They will be responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance issues into the group’s investment processes.Evans joined BMO in 2010, having previously worked at Henderson Global Investors and JP Morgan Asset Management. Wearmouth joined in 2007 and has held a variety of responsible investment roles across BMO’s business.In addition, BMO GAM has hired Pieter van Stijn as a director in the governance and sustainable investment team, based in the Netherlands. He joins from PGGM where he worked for 11 years as a senior adviser on responsible investment matters.Carbon Tracker Initiative – Mark Lewis has been appointed head of research and managing director at the think tank. He has worked on the financial ramifications of climate change as a sell-side financial analyst, and his research to date has focused on the overlap between energy and climate change. He was most recently managing director and head of European utilities at Barclays, and has held roles at Kepler Cheuvreux and Deutsche Bank. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.  Montae – Menko Nieland has started as consultant for balance and risk management at Dutch pensions adviser Montae. He is tasked with supporting pension funds’ boards and investment committees. Nieland joined from pensions regulator De Nederlandsche Bank, where he was part of its on-site team for pension funds and insurers. Prior to this, he worked in actuarial roles at PwC Netherlands, Nationale Nederlanden and Deloitte.Aspect Capital – The $7.5bn systematic investment manager has promoted Rosie Reynolds to chief commercial officer. She is responsible for the company’s commercial strategy and the management of its business development team. She has worked for Aspect for 12 years, most recently as director of global business development.last_img read more

NFL delivers Spurs new £10m financial blow

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first_img Promoted Content12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub EverWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes But NFL bosses are understood to have now decided that the four matches slated for London, plus one set to be played in Mexico City, will now stay on US soil as a result of the coronavirus crisis. read also:Mourinho reveals the only time he shed tears after a defeat It will make 2020 the first year since 2006 that has not featured an NFL game in London. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tottenham Hotspurs face a heavy financial blow with the NFL to cancel their planned London games. Jose Mourinho agreed to take charge at Liverpool in 2004 before Chelsea hijacked the deal The Sun of UK says Spurs ace a further £10million cash blow with NFL chiefs set to cancel this year’s four “London Games”. Spurs had capacity 60,000-plus crowds for their first two games on the sunken artificial pitch at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with gridiron bosses hailing the spectacular new venue.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

How these four Asian American women are revolutionizing the LA food scene

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first_imgAsian Americans have characterized the Pacific Coast food culture all the way back to the California Gold Rush when immigrants planted the United States’ first domestic rice crops. From home to restaurants, the cuisine has seen a rise in popularity, becoming mainstream outside of the Asian American community. More people are familiarizing themselves with the staples: dumplings, seaweed, curry, dashi, ube. Yet, the U.S. food industry’s gold standard has remained purely Western, praising French cuisine and leaving its Eastern counterparts far from fine dining. Chefs Cecilia Leung, Isa Fabro, Sonoko Sakai and journalist Jean Trinh are changing this paradigm with unique approaches. Read more about the recent panelists and moderator in Vision & Voices’ Sweet and Salty: A Conversation With Asian American Women Chefs as they speak about their journeys and relationships with Asian American cuisine. Yet despite not always cooking the food of her heritage professionally, Fabro is proud of the art. For Fabro, cooking Filipino food has been a way to directly connect with her culture, an alternative from “book learning” as she calls it.  As a child growing up in Japan, Sonoko Sakai was surrounded by artisans, from her mom and grandmother cooking family meals to the chefs she saw through the shop windows on her walk home from school. For her, food emphasized freshness and care.  Jean Trinh: Award-Winning Food and Culture Journalist “Sometimes I really run on that adrenaline rush of hearing the tickets being printed and just moving those tickets down the rail and pushing the food through,” Leung said. “I mean that it just gets me really pumped up, and seeing what is accomplished at the end of service is amazing.” “Back in the day, when you wrote about any other food from another culture that people didn’t regularly know, we would have to italicize it then explain what it was,” Trinh said. “And I think it’s moving, now, towards not having title-asides. Like, not everyone’s doing that anymore. And I love that.”  When reminiscing about the pickled plums, umeboshi, her grandmother taught her how to make, she said, “I’m making [umeboshi] here every season in May, and I’m just getting the finished product. But they’re not the same plums, because the trees are different, the climate’s different, the environment that you’re in is different, but you still have the memories and those memories are so precious.”  When talking about her inspiration behind her signature Mango Royale, she said, “The Mango Royale [is] like having a mango in the Philippines in peak season. You know, ‘how do you capture that experience?’ You know, make a dessert where it really does the fruit justice.” Guest speakers Isa Fabro, Cecilia Leung, Sonoko Sakai and Jean Trinh discuss via Zoom Asian American food and culture (Celine Vazquez | Daily Trojan). “It’s a much deeper issue where you have to do mentorship of people of color, or different genders and actually give people opportunities and not just pigeonhole people,” Trinh said. “[Not] like if I’m Asian, I only write about Asian foods. Give people the opportunity to write about other things; don’t tokenize them. It’s changing the way you think about it.”  As an instructor, her classes and books echo this approach to cuisine, emphasizing the stories behind her recipes. Ever since her return to Japan in 2009, Sakai has published “Japanese Home Cooking” along with two other cookbooks to teach people the fundamentals of the cuisine, starting with the basics. Amid the pandemic, though in-person classes have come to a halt, Sakai is offering online courses, making Japanese cooking more accessible to a diverse audience. “I was just making [Filipino] food and then I realized, wow, this is actually kind of important,” Fabro said. “People are saying that the foods I’m creating are making them feel proud.” center_img Despite current increases in representation in food journalism, Trinh suggests there are still more ways the industry can improve. Isa Fabro’s work extends far beyond her Filipino-inspired pastries. Her company IsaMADE is a collection of projects that include everything from her famous pop-ups at local restaurants to her philanthropic endeavors. Since she traveled to the Philippines in 2016, Fabro has been at the forefront of the Filipino food movement, creating her own dishes at the culinary incubator Unit 120, which allows chefs to experiment with their cooking free from the financial constraints of opening a restaurant. Despite growing up with her family’s restaurant, Cecilia Leung was discouraged by her father from pursuing the culinary arts. Through fierce determination, she watched the restaurant’s chefs and learned how to cook and bake. Leung’s passion powered her motivation and her work ethic.  Cecilia Leung: Chef Consultant & Former Executive Chef at Little Flower Candy Co. and Lincoln Restaurant Sonoko Sakai: Culinary Instructor & Cookbook Author Isa Fabro: Chef Consultant & CEO of IsaMADE In the food industry where more than 75% of chefs are male, Leung said, becoming the executive chef at both Little Flower Cafe and Lincoln, located in Pasadena. Her inclusive philosophy sets a positive atmosphere in her kitchen. Her desserts combine classical pastry technique with a Filipino twist. Whether it’s in the ingredients or flavors, her heritage shines proudly in her dishes. “When I hire cooks, regardless of what their gender is, I have to also set that tone for my staff,” Leung said. “It doesn’t matter who this person is, you have to treat them like you’re their teammate.” As a freelance journalist, Jean Trinh writes about cuisine, history and culture. Her articles include the evolution of Thai cuisine, hybrid pastrami and the importance of tang yuan during the Lunar New Year. The one thing these works have in common? Trinh shares the stories behind the inspiration of each dish, beyond the formulaic cooking methods and ingredients.last_img read more

Women of Troy open against North Carolina

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first_imgThe USC women’s volleyball team will be put to the test early as they host two of the nation’s finest teams at the Women of Troy Baden Invitational this Friday and Saturday.The No. 22-ranked Women of Troy will open the 2015 regular season with matches against No. 7-ranked North Carolina and No. 11-ranked BYU at the Galen Center.In addition, USC will be meeting Chicago State for the first time in the program’s history.With two national powerhouses coming to Troy, head coach Mick Haley knows that his team has their work cut out for them.“We’ve got two great tests ahead of us so it’s a heck of a weekend for us to start out this way but everybody’s really excited for the season to start,” Haley said. “There’s some apprehension in that this is a completely different team from last year, and we really haven’t played anybody yet so we’re in some uncharted waters right now, but I really like our players.”As always, USC will be led by senior captain and two-time AVCA All-American outside hitter Samantha Bricio.Bricio has been a mainstay in the USC lineup since she first came to Los Angeles as a freshman in 2012, and she hopes to leave her mark in her final season donning the cardinal and gold.There’s a number of other returning players who will need to step up this year as well, according to Haley.“Our sophomore Brittany Abercrombie on the right side is really ready to come into her own and we need Alicia Ogoms to be a shutdown middle blocker,” Haley said. “Junior setter Alice Pizzasegola needs to come into her own too this year, and Taylor Whittingham has demonstrated that she can be one of the better liberos, so we have the pieces, we just need to put them together.”One of those pieces mentioned is junior libero Taylor Whittingham, who earned AVCA All-America Honorable Mention last season in her first year as a starter.Like Haley, Whittingham is anxious for the season to start, noting that the culture in the gym is much different compared to last year.“We’re really excited to get started, it’s a new season, a new team, a new system,” Whittingham said. “We have some fresh faces coming in, we’re really physical, we’re tall and our athleticism is really helping us in this new system, so we want to go out there and do our best to win every single game.”Haley will also be showcasing a revamped lineup with a number of different players inserted into starting roles. Two of the newcomers making their Trojan debuts are freshmen Alyse Ford and Baylee Johnson.Ford, an athletic 5’10” outside hitter with a big vertical leap, and Johnson, a physical 6’0” setter and hitter combo at the net, will both see significant playing time to start their USC careers.USC will open up its season by taking on ACC powerhouse North Carolina on Friday at           8 p.m.The Tarheels eliminated the Women of Troy in the second round of last year’s NCAA tournament with a 3-1 win in Chapel Hill, but now that USC will be at home in the friendly confines of the Galen Center, the Women of Troy are looking to avenge that season-ending loss.On Saturday, USC will face off against two Cougar teams. The first match of the day will be against Chicago State at 10 a.m.The  Cougars are coming off a 2014 season in which they finished with a 6-24 overall record, and it will be the first ever meeting between the two teams.Later that night, USC will wrap up the Baden Invitational with a match against 2014 NCAA runner-up and current No. 11-ranked BYU.The last time these two teams met, USC eliminated the Cougars in the 2013 NCAA regional semifinal held at the Galen Center.Bricio had a season high of 30.0 points in the 3-1 win as USC improved to 11-5 all-time against BYU and 6-1 in postseason matches against the Cougars.BYU , however, is coming off a 2014 season in which they pulled off an improbable run, being the first unseeded team to make it all the way to the national championship game before they fell to Penn State.The BYU Cougars and Women of Troy face off at 8 p.m. and the match will broadcast on the  Pac-12 Networks.It will be a challenging weekend for the Women of Troy with a tough slate of competitors ahead, but a good showing against two of the nation’s most accomplished programs could provide some early season confidence for Mick Haley and his new squad.“This type of competition we have is competition that we expect to beat if we want to do anything in the NCAA tournament come December, so this is a true test,” Haley said. “We have good players, and if we can get them to play together and trust each other, they’re good enough to beat anyone in the country on any given night.”last_img read more