Stephan Van Vliet appointed head of insurance asset management at Pinebridge

09 January 2014   Category: News, Asia, Global, Hong Kong   By David Macfarlane

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

In this newly-created position, Mr. van Vliet will be based in Hong Kong but will have a global role, leading PineBridge’s practice in providing tailored investment solutions to insurance clients based on corporate priorities and each company’s asset and liability profiles.

 “I am excited to be joining PineBridge, a global firm with a strong culture and heritage,” said Mr. van Vliet. “As a multi-asset class manager, PineBridge’s investment strategies – including corporate credit, emerging markets focus and public and private equity – are particularly suited for the insurance sector.”

Mr. van Vliet will report to David Jiang, PineBridge’s global CEO, and Rajeev Mittal, CEO of Asia. He joins the firm from ING Insurance Asia-Pacific. He held a number of roles with ING in Europe and Asia, including general manager of ING Investment Management in Milan and head of insurance asset management for ING Investment Management Europe in The Hague. In Hong Kong, he was director of proprietary asset management for ING Investment Management Asia-Pacific from 2005 to 2008, in addition to his most recent position as head of investments for ING Insurance Asia-Pacific, which he held from 2010 to 2013.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Jiang said: “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.”

He continued: “PineBridge has a deep knowledge of the insurance industry and insurance relationship teams that understand the sector’s investment requirements and challenges. Working with insurance clients, PineBridge creates tailored investment solutions that take into consideration asset-liability matching and risk-based capital requirements.”

Mr. 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.”