8 January 2014 Insurance

Pinebridge appoints head of insurance asset management

PineBridge Investments, a global multi-asset class manager, has appointed Stephan van Vliet as head of insurance asset management, effective immediately.

van Vliet will be based in Hong Kong but will have a global role and will report to David Jiang, PineBridge's global CEO, and Rajeev Mittal, CEO of Asia.

Van Vliet joins the firm from ING Insurance Asia-Pacific, where he served as head of investments and was responsible for the asset allocation of 10 Asian insurance companies. Prior to that, he was head of insurance asset management at ING Investment Management in Europe, advising and managing portfolios for ING's European insurance companies and pension funds.

"We are pleased to welcome Stephan to PineBridge. With 18 years of international experience, he is uniquely positioned in the confluence of asset management and insurance, bringing a dynamic perspective to this growing market segment,” said Jiang.

Mittal added: "Mr. van Vliet is a valuable addition to the team, differentiating PineBridge in terms of the quality of its advisory services for Asian insurance companies. This is the latest development in PineBridge's senior-level talent recruitment drive in Asia, where PineBridge is enhancing the team and infrastructure to better serve our clients."

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