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September 29, 2020

People moves: PKA appoints deputy investment director

first_imgPKA, LCP, Old Mutual Global Investors, DNB, Insight, Hermes, Redington, Sustineri, KPS, GRI, Robeco, PRI, ClearBridge, Franklin Templeton, KPMG, London & Capital, XafinityPKA – Michael Flycht has been appointed by PKA as deputy director for investments, with direct responsibility for listed equities, credit and absolute return. He will start his new job on 1 February 2018. Flycht will be returning to the company he previously worked for, following a five-year absence. In the intervening period, he has been head of derivatives at P+, the pensions administration firm for Danish pension funds DIP and JØP. Before leaving PKA in 2012, Flycht was a portfolio manager.LCP – The UK consultant and actuarial firm has appointed Zuhair Mohammed as a partner in its investment team. He joins from Aon Hewitt where he worked for 10 years, and has also worked at P-Solve, Alexander Clay & Partners and Noble Lowndes. Mohammed is also one of only two consultants among the members of the 300 Club, a think tank of global pension and investment professionals. He said: “I’m excited to be joining a consulting business that has a refreshing clarity of purpose built around clients and to have the opportunity to make a real difference.”Old Mutual Global Investors – Freddie Woolfe joined the manager as head of responsible investment and stewardship on 13 November. He was most recently at Newton Investment Management, where he was responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Before that he worked at Hermes Equity Ownership Services as associate director and head of UK engagement. Woolfe is picking up the responsibilities of Paul Emerton, who left OMGI earlier this year. DNB – The Dutch State has appointed Tom de Swaan as a member of the supervisory board (RvC) of financial regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). De Swaan is an economist and has ample experience as a prudential supervisor, board member and internal supervisor in the financial sector. Since 1986, he has worked as supervisory director at DNB, as chief financial officer at ABN Amro, non-executive board member of the UK’s Financial Services Authority, and as chair of the RvC at Van Lanschot. Currently, De Swaan is chair of the board of Zurich Insurance Group, a position he will give up before the start of his term at DNB on 1 June 2018.Insight Investment – Detlef Schoen has been appointed as head of real assets for the manager’s farmland investments. He joined Insight in August. Reza Vishkai, who was formerly the head of real assets, has moved to a newly created consultative role and will continue to advise and provide oversight to the farmland investment team.Hermes GPE – The private equity arm of Hermes Investment Management has hired Sanjeev Phakey from the Universities Superannuation Scheme to focus on fund and co-investments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The asset manager has also appointed Fidel Manolopoulos to work on its direct investments and partnerships with investors and general partners across Europe and North America. Manolopoulos joins from Mojo Capital, a specialist fintech investment group based in Luxembourg. Redington – The UK investment consultant has appointed its first chief technology officer. Adam Jones has joined the company from Altus Consulting, a financial technology consultant, where he was head of innovation. He will be responsible for Redington’s technology strategy.Sustineri – Martina Macpherson has joined the low carbon advisory firm, having previously been at S&P Dow Jones Indices. She was most recently head of ESG research and analysis at the index provider, having been promoted to that role in the summer. Before that she was head of ESG indices. She joined S&P in 2016. Prior to joining, she served as founder and managing partner at SI Partners, an independent ESG consulting firm. She sits on the board of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets.Kring van Pensioenspecialisten (KPS) – The Dutch organisation for pension professionals has named Henk-Jan Strang as board member with responsibility for strategy and development. Strang has been an independent adviser and interim manager in the pensions sector since 2006 when he left consultancy PwC, where he had worked since 1989. At KPS, he will focus on the impact of new technologies, consolidation and pensions reform, and the changing consumer, as well as on supervision, governance and legislation. Strang succeeds Annemiek Vollebroek, who had been a board member at KPS since August 2011.GRI – Eric Hespenheide has been appointed as the chairman of the GRI board of directors, effective 1 January. A familiar figure in the sustainability reporting world, he will replace Christianna Wood. Hespenheide previously served as chairman of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board and subsequently as the interim chief executive of GRI, where he led the roll-out of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards. Hespenheide was previously a partner at Deloitte. The GRI is an organisation focussed on improving the reporting and communication of sustainability issues.Robeco – The €152bn asset manager has appointed Christoph von Reiche as head of global distribution and marketing. He also joins the executive committee. Von Reiche will be responsible for the company’s worldwide strategy and sales organisation, as well as for marketing and consultant relations. He joins from JP Morgan Asset Management in London, where he was head of European institutional business. Between 1995 and 2014 Von Reiche worked at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt. His positions there included head of Germany for its asset management arm.Principles for Responsible Investment – The PRI is seeking French-speaking investors for its Francophonie Advisory Committee. A notice on the group’s website said it wanted to appoint two members from France-based signatories to the principles, as well as one each from the French-speaking regions of Canada, Africa and Europe. The committee is chaired by Daniel Simard, CEO of Bâtirente, a Quebec-based pension fund. It has been launched to help guide the PRI’s operations in French-speaking countries.ClearBridge Investments – The global equity manager and subsidiary of Legg Mason has named James Arnold as business development manager, based in London. He joins from Goodhart Partners, an institutional equity boutique manager. He will be responsible for growing the group’s European presence and distribution. Franklin Templeton Investments – Bérengère Blaszczyk has been promoted to head of distribution for France and the Benelux region at the US investment giant. The new role takes effect from 1 December and will give her oversight of retail and institutional sales and marketing teams in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. She has worked at Franklin Templeton for 15 years and is currently country head for Benelux.KPMG – The accounting and consultancy giant has promoted two partners and five directors from within its UK pensions team. James Riley and David O’Hara have been promoted to partner, while Iain McLellan, Kerry Oakes, Claire Whittaker, James Keclik and Laura Higgins have all been appointed as directors. London & Capital – Kate Miller has joined the $1bn asset manager as head of institutions. She comes from P-Solve where she was a consultant. Before that, she was a consultant and chief operating officer at Meridian Investment Consultancy.Xafinity/National Pension Trust – Consultancy group Xafinity’s defined contribution (DC) master trust has appointed two new senior staff. The National Pension Trust has hired Andy Flynn from Zurich as head of DC communications and Jonathan Hight-Warburton as bid manager – he previously worked at Xerox.last_img read more

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September 24, 2020

Costa: My toughest teammate at Juventus is not Ronaldo

first_imgAs has become a common theme of the coronavirus, the Brazilian defended a number of questions from fans via social media.“My toughest teammate is Paulino (Dybala),” Costa said on Instagram.Read Also:UEFA urges leagues to complete suspended football seasonsThe winger also expressed his desire to return to Italy soon.“I can’t wait to go back, partly because I don’t know what to do here anymore.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Douglas Costa has named Paulo Dybala as his strongest Juventus teammate, overlooking Cristiano Ronaldo .Advertisement Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWorld’s Most Delicious Foods5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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September 16, 2020

Syracuse ends road woes behind John Gillon’s 43 points in 100-93 OT win at N.C. State

first_img“He was hating too hard and he had to sit down,” Gillon said, “so I just played with him a little bit.”Before he straddled the line between cockiness and confidence, before he sunk a 3-pointer to send the game to overtime, before he did anything that will go down in the Syracuse history books, Gillon was tasked with helping lock down one of the best players in the country. Dennis Smith Jr., the N.C. State freshman point guard projected as a top-five NBA Draft pick, took only two shots in the first half and had five points to show for it. Sure, he created in other ways, but Gillon won the battle of the floor generals with 16 points in the first 20 minutes.As Smith began showing why he would probably be in the national player of the year conversation if the Wolfpack was better (he finished with a triple-double at 13 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds), Gillon and Syracuse fell deeper into the misery that has so often been right by its side away from home. Down 16 and under nine minutes left, Syracuse looked lifeless. Double-digit losses awaited, and it was only the first day of February.One Gillon 3-pointer and Syracuse wouldn’t totally throw in the towel, now down 11. Two, and now it just seemed like a tease, down seven. A third, and all of a sudden a four-point game. Not a fourth, right? Oh yes, a fourth. N.C. State up one, 77-76, Gillon only foreshadowing what was next.“That was crazy,” freshman Tyus Battle said. “He was extremely hot.”Syracuse didn’t tie the game until Gillon’s pair of free throws with 39 seconds left. But in short order, Maverick Rowan canned a corner 3 with just over 10 seconds remaining, putting the Wolfpack ahead, 87-84 .Andrew White was too close, actually, but it turned out to give Gillon just enough space. It looked like a broken play, Gillon trapped near the corner between White and Rowan. The latter stuck his hand mere inches from Gillon’s face, but it wasn’t enough. Somehow, Gillon hit it. With the night he was having, of course he did. “A near impossible shot,” according to Boeheim.“When he started dribbling to the sideline, I was like, ‘Oh no, what are you doing?’ but then when he put it up and he double-clutched it and I saw it go in, I went crazy,” Battle said. “I was like, ‘Wow, that’s big time right there.’”Gillon only scored from the foul line in overtime, four times, but his work was already done. After the game, he embraced with the man whose mark he tied, and McNamara told Gillon it was one of the best individual shows he’s ever seen.As he hopped through the tunnel after the game, Gillon couldn’t help but flash a wide grin. He high-fived and chest-bumped Tyler Lydon, before continuing into the bowels of an arena he may never step foot in again but one he now owns.“I told y’all we could get ‘em,” he said. Comments Published on February 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman RALEIGH, N.C. — Most Syracuse players stood while John Gillon slumped in a chair in the middle of Syracuse’s locker room, almost as if he was hiding from the spotlight. He tried masking a smirk every time his teammates barked at him. His phone was blowing up, at 50 messages but bound to skyrocket well beyond that.“Are you guys looking for John Gillon? That’s him, right there.”“Hold up John. How many points you have?”“He was shootin’ on them motherf*ckers!”Forty-three points. Thirteen shots. One herculean effort to bring Syracuse back from the dead. Gillon’s nine 3-pointers tied an SU single-game record and broke the PNC Arena mark set by two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry when he was at Davidson. The fifth-year senior’s 43 points were tied for the fourth most in program history and the most by a Syracuse player since 2004, when Gerry McNamara exploded for 43 against BYU in the NCAA Tournament. Jim Boeheim said this was better.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange hadn’t won away from home since the end of last season after coming back from 16 down in the second half to top Virginia in the Elite Eight. With 8:44 remaining on Wednesday, Syracuse trailed by 16 again. But with a wink, a heave and one of the best performances in program history, Gillon carried the Orange (14-9, 6-4 Atlantic Coast) to a 100-93 overtime win over North Carolina State (14-9, 3-7) for SU’s first win away from the Carrier Dome this season.“I don’t think I can remember one like that,” Boeheim said. “That was pretty good.”Gillon’s night can be summed up in one bat of the eye. After drawing a foul on a drive to the rim, and before he walked to the line with Syracuse down 84-82 and 39 seconds left, Gillon heard a fan sitting courtside blurting curse words in his direction. Gillon circled toward the fan, looked him square in the eye and winked with his right eye. Then he stepped to the line and hit a pair of foul shots to tie the game.MORE COVERAGE What we learned from Syracuse’s 100-93 victory over North Carolina StateFan reactions from Syracuse’s 100-93 win against North Carolina Statecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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August 14, 2020

Kayla Harrison’s $1 million PFL Championship match has Olympian coming full circle

first_img“Claressa and I go way back,” Harrison said of her fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist from the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games. “We both agree that if it’s a money fight, of course we’ll fight each other.”Any such scenario must wait for the time being. Right now, it’s about Harrison’s first major MMA landmark coming to fruition.“I’ve waited long enough and I’m ready to just get in there and do what I do,” she said. “I want to go down as one of the greatest to ever do it.” “I was just disappointed that I didn’t finish her,” Harrison admitted to Sporting News about her 2019 PFL season-opening unanimous decision win over Larissa Pacheco. “I want to go out there instill my will in dominating fashion, I want to get my TKO, KO or submission and that was the first time I ever went to a decision.“I just hold myself to a higher standard,” she piled on. “I felt like I could’ve done better, I should’ve done better and I didn’t. That’s why I was upset.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHarrison channeled that disappointment by blowing through Morgan Frier in July and Bobbi Jo Dalziel in October — both via first-round submission — to punch her spot in the PFL championship. There, she’ll face Brazil’s Pacheco once again — this time with the women’s lightweight title and $1 million on the line. It will all take place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve.This time around, Harrison wants the finish that eluded her in their initial meeting and the queen’s haul of prizes that come with it.“Since then, I’ve grown tremendously as a fighter,” Harrison said. “I’ve grown even tremendously as a person. I’m excited to show the world the Kayla Harrison that I’ve become.”Harrison has been aided in that journey by training with Amanda Nunes, the UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion who is widely regarded as the greatest women’s MMA fighter of all time.In a recent “Road to the PFL Championship” video, Nunes detailed why there’s no reason Harrison shouldn’t walk into 2020 with the women’s lightweight title and $1 million in tow.“We train together and she came to American Top Team and she evolved a lot,” Nunes says in the PFL clip. “She comes from judo. Over here, she’ll be able to put it together with wrestling, jiu-jitsu, striking, make a good strategy and become a MMA fighter. Definitely, she’s going to be the next PFL champion.”That said, Pacheco feels — much like Harrison — that she didn’t get to adequately train for their first fight, on just a day’s notice. Harrison has heard Pacheco vowing to knock her out in the PFL championship, and that’s only fueling the American Olympic hero’s desire to win emphatically that much more.“I want to win in dominating fashion,” Harrison said. “I want to start the New Year with a bang so to speak. I’m going to break her and she’s going to crack.”MORE: Bellator 237 results: Fedor Emelianenko knocks ‘Rampage’ out in first roundUsing New Year’s Eve as a springboard for more MMA greatness in 2020 and beyond sounds like the perfect scenario for Harrison.“It’d be a magical moment. It’s the end of a decade. It’d be the final rebirth of myself I feel like,” Harrison said, explaining what it’d mean to her MMA career. “I was an Olympic athlete for so long and now I’m a fighter and I’ll finally have my first world title. It’s a first step on a very long journey to bigger and better things.”Just like her American Top Team stablemate, Nunes, Harrison has expressed interest in a super bout with women’s boxing sensation Claressa Shields. That could be one of the “bigger and better things” from Harrison to keep an eye on down the line. Kayla Harrison was dejected, her head down and tears welling up in her eyes. In the moment, one would never have thought she just had her hand raised in victory.Yet that was the scene in May when the two-time judo Olympic gold medalist the distance for the first time in her budding mixed martial arts career. And the 29-year-old didn’t like it one bit at all.last_img read more

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January 18, 2020

Landmark win as Djokovic reaches Queen’s semis

first_imgNovak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his quarterfinal tennis match against Adrian Mannarino of France at the Queen’s Club tennis tournament in London, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — Novak Djokovic became the 10th man to register 800 victories since the Open Era began in 1968 when he beat France’s Adrian Mannarino 7-5 6-1 on Friday to reach the Queen’s Club semifinals.Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Connors (1,256), Roger Federer (1,156), Ivan Lendl (1,068), Guillermo Vilas (949), Rafael Nadal (903), John McEnroe (881), Andre Agassi (870), Ilie Nastase (846) and Stefan Edberg (801).ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a great achievement,” said the 31-year-old Serb. “I should be happy for it and proud of it. It’s still the sport that I love with all my heart. I put in that heart every single day.”Djokovic, through to the semifinals for only the second time since last year’s Eastbourne International, next meets France’s Jeremy Chardy after he defeated American Frances Tiafoe 6-4 6-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTop-seeded Marin Cilic also advanced with a 7-6 (3) 6-2 win over 2010 champion Sam Querrey.Cilic now faces Nick Kyrgios, who eliminated defending champion Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3). The Croatian player hit 10 aces and dropped only three points on his first serve against American Querrey. He didn’t give him a break point chance, and broke twice.Kyrgios again served 32 aces against Lopez, as he did in beating Kyle Edmund on Thursday, matching his personal best.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Take 2: Sexton to wear Irving’s jersey number with Cavalierscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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