Alberta Investment Management Corporation Announces Appointment of Chief Risk Officer
Edmonton, Alberta (February 3, 2016) – Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Remco van Eeuwijk to the role of Chief Risk Officer, effective May 2, 2016. Reporting to Kevin Uebelein, Chief Executive Officer, he will join AIMCo’s Executive Committee, and will be located in AIMCo’s Edmonton head office.
Mr. van Eeuwijk is a seasoned investment risk management executive with deep knowledge of institutional asset management and global pension markets. Since 2008, Remco was UK Managing Director of MN, the third-largest pensions & investment manager in the Netherlands. Remco continued in this role subsequent to the acquisition of the UK fiduciary management activities of MN by Kempen Capital Management in October 2015. During this period, Remco built out the UK office of MN, and was accountable for the oversight of serving the fiduciary management activities of pension fund clients with assets totaling over EUR 10 billion.
Prior to joining MN, Remco was Global Head of Investment Risk & Performance with ABN AMRO Asset Management in London, where he oversaw a team of 25 risk managers in six global locations. Remco began his career in risk management at ING Investment Management, and has more than 15 years of experience in the discipline.
“Effective risk management is a critical element to AIMCo’s ability to meet the unique investment requirements of our clients and their stakeholders. Remco is a globally recognized practitioner of investment risk management, who is as adept technically as he is working with clients to understand their issues and leading teams that will develop their solutions,” states CEO Kevin Uebelein.
“AIMCo undertook a global search to identify the right person for the role and we are pleased that he has decided to join our team.” “AIMCo has demonstrated that it is a world-class investment manager, absolutely committed to meeting the expectations of its clients. I am excited to be joining an organization that shares my passion for risk management in the context of investment management toward ensuring the long-term sustainability of the pension fund and government clients it serves,” says Remco van Eeuwijk. “Edmonton, Alberta is a place I proudly called home during my studies and I am honoured to have this opportunity to return, coming full circle to apply what I learnt then and since to our work with AIMCo’s clients.”