Richard Saunders joins Investec

Chairmans roomFormer chief executive of the Investment Management Association Richard Saunders has joined the board of Investec Asset Management as non-executive director. Saunders had spent more than a decade leading the UK trade body, whose members collectively manage £4.2 trillion (€4.9 trillion) of assets on behalf of clients. Non-executive directors are seen as increasingly important to corporate governance. Their role is to scrutinise management, ensure that financial information is accurate, and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible. They also often determine appropriate levels of remuneration for executive directors. In January, Funds Europe reported that John Misselbrook, the former chief operating officer of Baring Asset Management, was among three non-executive directors to be appointed at Aviva Investors. ©2013 funds europe

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.