Friday people roundup [updated]

first_imgRobeco, AP4, SPP, MN, NN Belgium, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, PensionsEuropeRobeco – Hester Borrie and Hans Rademaker are to leave the executive board as of 1 May. Borrie has been head of global distribution and marketing since 2009. Rademaker has been CIO since he joined the €268bn global asset manager in 2010. Last year, Roderick Munsters left as chief executive after six years. Robeco was taken over by Japan’s Orix Corporation in 2013. At the moment, Robeco’s executive board (RvB) comprises David Steyn (chief executive), Leni Boeren (COO) and Roland Toppen, who is responsible for finance. The company declined to comment on the sudden departure of Borrie and Rademaker but said their responsibilities would be carried out by the remaining RvB members for the time being.AP4 – Sarah McPhee has been named chair of AP4, returning to the Swedish buffer fund she left more than a decade ago. McPhee, who until last year was chief executive of insurer SPP, replaces Monica Caneman, who has served as AP4’s chair since 2008. Prior to joining SPP in 2008, McPhee spent four years as CIO at Sweden’s largest pension provider, AMF. She also spent three years as head of ALM and compliance at AP4.MN – The €115bn asset manager and pensions provider has appointed Liesbeth Sinke as chief financial and risk officer. Effective 1 June, Sink is to become a member of the four-strong executive board, which also includes René van de Kieft (chief executive), Henri den Boer (pensions and insurance) and Gerald Cartigny (asset management). Her appointment comes in the wake of the reduction of MN’s executive team from eight members to four. Sinke is CFO at NN Belgium, a subsidiary of NN Group. Before then, she worked for insurance broker Marsh, consultancy Aon and ABN/Amro bank. European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) – Matti Leppälä, secretary general at PensionsEurope, has been elected chair of EIOPA’s pension stakeholder group (OPSG), succeeding Philip Shier. Leppälä, who has been with the European industry group since 2011, was previously the OPSG’s deputy chair, serving under Benne van Popta and Shier, following the former’s resignation mid-term in 2015. The OPSG, which met on 28 April for the first time since 21 new members were named, also elected Bernard Delbecque as deputy chairman.last_img read more

Will Georginio Wijnaldum stay at Newcastle? Dutchman speaks out on transfer talk

first_img1 Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed he will make a decision on his future when he returns from his summer holiday.The Holland international made a bright start to his career at St James’ Park, scoring six goals in his first 12 games, but his form faded as the season went on and he couldn’t help the club avoid relegation to the Championship.Despite Rafael Benitez and a number of key players committing their futures to Newcastle, Wijandlum is understood to be keen on staying in the Premier League next season – amid reported interest from Everton and Southampton.Clubs in Italy are also keeping a close eye on Wijnaldum’s situation – and the 25-year-old says he needs time to weigh up his options.“Every day I am being asked about my future, not just by journalists, but also by my friends and family”, he told Dutch Fox Sports.“My first focus is the national team and then after the holidays I’ll see what happens.“I’m working on it, but it’s not easy.” Georginio Wijnaldum in action for Newcastle last_img read more

The Warm Up podcast with Max Rushden – Sunday, May 14

first_imgListen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning tackle the important – and utterly trivial – sporting matters of the day in another edition of the Warm Up.Guests include former Tottenham star Graham Roberts, ahead of the club’s final game at White Hart Lane.Plus, there’s a world exclusive interview with Max’s dad!Listen above or, to get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for free.last_img

WATCH: ‘Cleas’ act Caitlín spooks viewers with Halloween prank

first_imgDonegal presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh was up to her old tricks again last night as she presented a spooky Halloween broadcast on TG4.The Gortahork native has been with TG4 since 2014 and has become something of a legend when it comes to Halloween pranks. Caitlín last night presented a look back at the history of the Irish language station as it marks 21 years on October 31st. However, a series of Snapchat filters warped her face and her script became stranger and stranger.Caitlín last year shocked viewers during a famous weather report when she was suddenly struck by lightning. She was also seen on air levitating as a floating genie in 2015 – pushing the weather elements to the limit.It looks like they have great craic in the TG4 studio on Halloween, but be warned, the end of the clip is uafásach!Revisit Caitlín’s lightning prank from 2016 below, which had viewers spellbound and became a viral sensation around the world!  WATCH: ‘Cleas’ act Caitlín spooks viewers with Halloween prank was last modified: November 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Caitlín Nic Aoidhhalloween prankTG4last_img read more