Peter Branner, Chief Investment Officer at APG Asset Management, has been appointed vice president of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). A new board of directors was elected during the annual meeting of the trade association for the European asset management sector. The board consists of Naïm Abou-Jaoudé (president) and Joseph Pinto, who will also fulfill the role of vice president.
Abou-Jaoudé is chief executive officer at the Belgian asset manager CANDRIAM, the former Dexia Asset Management. Pinto holds the position of global chief operating officer at France’s Natixis Investment Managers. EFAMA's members collectively represent EUR 27 trillion in assets under management.
Critical part to play
The appointment of the new EFAMA Board is for a period of two years. Commenting on his appointment, Abou-Jaoudé emphasizes that in addition to their financial goals, European asset managers now also have a critical part to play in encouraging a more sustainable and inclusive future.