Media Pensioendiensten, MN, RobecoSAM, PIMCO, Moore Capital Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, AXA Investment Managers, Standard Life InvestmentsMPD – Media Pensioendiensten, provider for the €5.2bn pension fund PNO Media, has appointed Walter Mutsaers as chief executive. Mutsaers is a former director at the €110bn MN, asset manager and pensions provider for the large metal schemes PME and PMT. At MN, he was responsible for strategy, operations and investment management. At the same time, Leo Witkamp, one of MPD’s director, has been tasked with client relations and acquisition. He will be assisted by Marijn Timmermans, who joined MPD as a pensions consultant last month.RobecoSAM – Reto Schwager has been appointed chief executive temporarily after Michael Baldinger, who has held the position since 2011, decided to leave the company. Baldinger is to join the asset management division of an international bank as global head of sustainable and impact investing, and will be based in New York. Schwager is head of private equity and a member of the executive committee.PIMCO – Gene Frieda has been appointed executive vice-president and global strategist for PIMCO’s emerging market and global strategies, while Yaco Arnopolin has been appointed executive vice-president and emerging market portfolio manager. Both will be based in London. Frieda joins from Moore Capital Management, where he was a partner and senior global strategist. Arnopolin joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was a managing director and portfolio manager. AXA Investment Managers – Alix Chosson has been appointed as an energy-fundamentals analyst within the responsible investment team. She joins from Standard Life Investments, where she was a responsible investment analyst. Before then, she held a similar position at Generali Investments.
December 22, 2019
Ghana are four-time AFCON winners. (PHOTO/Agency)AFCON 2019Ghana vs Tunisia Ismailia Stadium, IsmailiaMonday, 08-07-2019 @10pmGhana and Tunisia will battle for a place in the last 8 of the Africa Cup of Nations, when both sides face off on Monday evening in the last 16 encounters.The Black Stars topped Group F after holding Benin and Cameroon to draws before beating Guinea Bissau 2-0 in their final group.Tunisia failed to win a single game in the group phase and progressed to this round as one of the best four third-placed teams to set up a meeting with Ghana.With hosts Egypt and Morocco out after surprise defeats to South Africa and Benin respectively, there is an opportunity for others to stake their claim for the title.Ghana are four-time winners of the competition, but their latest triumph came way back in 1982, whereas Tunisia has one continental title and they achieved this on home soil in 2004.This will be the eight meeting between the two sides, the Black Stars have won six and the other ending in a draw. They last faced off on 13th January, 2013 in an international friendly, Ghana won 4-2.Kwesi Appiah’s side have been eliminated in seven if their last 11 games in the knockout phase of the competition, after qualifying in five of their previous seven.The Tunisians have also been eliminated in their past five knockout games in the Africa Cup of Nations, their last success beyond the group stage being the 2004 final against Morocco (2-1) when they hosted the event.Ghana will have their hopes of progression in Jordan Ayew who has netted twice in this year tournament alongside his brother Andre Ayew, Baba Rahman and Thomas Partey.Alain Giresse coached side will bank on Saint Etienne attacker Wahbi Khazri alongside Anice Badri and Youssef Msakni for a remarkable victory.The other game on Monday-Mali vs Ivory CoastComments Tags: AFCON 2019GHANATunisia