Friday people roundup

first_imgSPF, UWV, Russell Investments, Castle Harbour, AmundiSPF – The Netherlands’ €13bn railways pension fund has appointed Roelie van Wijk and Bart Oldenkamp to its board as independent experts for asset management and risk management, respectively. Van Wijk serves as director at asset manager and Aegon subsidiary TKP Investments, and has been asset manager at PGGM and the Philips Pensioenfonds. Oldenkamp has been director at Cardano Risk Management for seven years.UWV – The €5bn pension fund of Dutch insurance provider UWV has appointed Johan de Kruijf as temporary chairman, following the departure of employers’ chair Peter Ploegsma. Because De Kruijf also chaired the scheme’s investment committee (BAC), the board has appointed its secretary Frans Lemkes as the BAC’s temporary chairman. Last month, Ploegsma left the UWV Pensioenfonds for a board position at Aafje, an institution that runs care hotels and home care.Russell Investments ­– Yves Josseaume and Sital Cheema have been appointed to the EMEA client strategy and research team. Josseaume previously worked at Aon Hewitt as a partner and LDI and investment strategy specialist. Before then, he was a director in pension and insurance solutions at HSBC Markets. He has also previously worked at Aviva and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cheema joins from Standard Life Investments, where he was an investment director. Before then, she worked at Mercer Investment Consulting as a researcher. Castle Harbour – Eric Daniel, former head of equity derivatives and convertible bond sales at Citigroup in Paris, has been appointed to co-manage Castle Harbour’s global convertible bond fund. Prior to Citigroup, Daniel was a senior convertible bond sales-trader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch after holding a similar role at Deutsche Bank.Amundi – Benedicte Rabier has been appointed as a senior product specialist at Amundi Alternative Investments in London. She joins from Allenbridge Epic, where she was a sector specialist focused on alternatives.last_img read more

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C-NS boys volleyball finishes first-ever unbeaten regular season

first_img Tags: boys volleyballC-NSliverpool Though the big goals, especially a first-ever state Division I championship, remained in front of them, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball team has already made plenty of history in 2019.When the Northstars defeated rival Liverpool Tuesday night, it completed a perfect 19-0 regular season, the first time C-NS has made it through a regular season without a loss.The best part here was that the Warriors, vastly improved this fall, didn’t make things easy for C-NS, nearly grabbing the first set before the Northstars, at 24-24, got back the serve and held on to it, winning 26-24. Liverpool, with a 7-10 regular-season mark, got the no. 5 seed, which meant going to Camillus to face no. 4 seed West Genesee last Wednesday, attempting to turn around a pair of regular-season sweeps it suffered at the expense of the Wildcats.But the Warriors could not do so as the Wildcats claimed the opening set 25-21, and that proved the closest Liverpool would get. WG claimed the next two sets by 25-18 and 25-12 margins, advancing to face top seed and defending champion Baldwinsville in the semifinals.Lexi Carfi had eight assists for the Warriors, with Veronica DeTota getting six assists. Abby Rowell produced a team-best five kills, with Carfi and Sarah Ayling each earning three kills. Helen Nash and Logan Bellrose had four digs apiece. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story And the second set was close, too, but again C-NS prevailed, 25-22, moving on to claim the third set 25-18 as Brandon Millias was sensational, amassing 42 assists and adding 12 digs.Dan Seliger put away 19 kills, while Kevin Felasco earned 11 kills and 10 digs. Carter Wisely gained nine kills and nine digs, Trace LaRobardiere also earning nine digs. John McDonough contributed three kills.C-NS is the top seed for the Section III Division I playoffs and will meet Fayetteville-Manlius in next Wednesday’s semifinals, with Liverpool taking on Baldwinsville in the other semifinal at Liverpool Middle School that same night.last_img read more

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Trojans come back to beat Gauchos

first_imgDown 8-0 as they came to bat in the sixth, the Trojans looked lifeless.USC had mustered just three hits off UC Santa Barbara starter Greg Davis and looked like it was heading toward its longest losing streak since 2006.Big hitter · Sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa continued his torrid streak of hot hitting for the Trojans on Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with two RBI, including a two-RBI single, during USC’s four-run ninth inning. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan But as the Gauchos went to the bullpen, the Trojans’ bats found an untapped reserve of life. They scored nine runs over the final four innings and stunned UCSB, 9-8 at Dedeaux Field.Senior outfielder Mike O’Neill scored on a wild pitch to win the game, capping a bizarre night.Senior Adam Dedeaux made his first start for USC (16-20), and it was a forgettable one. He lasted just two and two-third innings, allowing five runs on seven hits.Junior Ryan Cabral relieved him and allowed two runs in an inning and a third. Senior Kevin Couture followed and gave up one run in two innings.Then USC’s bats went to work against the Gauchos’ bullpen, beginning with Nick Loredo.Senior designated hitter Keith Castillo drove in sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa on a groundout in the sixth to start the scoring. Sophomore catcher Kevin Roundtree followed with a two-run single in the seventh to make it 8-3.USC didn’t stop there.O’Neill led off the bottom of the eighth with a walk and came around to score on sophomore infielder Ryan Bast’s single, his first career RBI at USC.He advanced to third on a single by sophomore infielder Ashton Kent and scored when Kent was caught in a rundown between first and second. He was eventually tagged out, but only after Bast crossed the plate.Beleaguered UCSB reliever David Meals came in to pitch the ninth and hold down an 8-5 lead, but never got out of the inning.Freshman pinch-hitter Cade Kreuter walked to lead off the inning, Meals hit junior infielder Joe De Pinto and Roundtree walked to load the bases.Oropesa, who went 3-for-5 in the game, drove in two runs with a single to right. On the play, Roundtree was thrown out trying for third, and the tying run remained on first with one out.Meals, however, continued to struggle. He walked O’Neill, pushing Oropesa to second. Castillo followed with an RBI single, scoring Oropesa and tying the game at 8-8.On the play, O’Neill went to third, setting up the walkoff wild pitch.With the victory, USC stopped a six-game losing streak and prevented its longest slide since losing 10 in a row to end the 2006 season.Now, the Trojans will look to capitalize on the momentum from Tuesday’s game as they continue Pac-10 play. USC faces a stiff three-game test at No. 18 Oregon this weekend.last_img read more

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