PineBridge appoints Stephan van Vliet as head of insurance asset management
Multi-asset class manager PineBridge Investments has appointed Stephan van Vliet as head of insurance asset management, effective immediately.
In this newly-created position, 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.
van Vliet will report to both David Jiang, PineBridge's global CEO, and Rajeev Mittal, CEO of Asia.
He 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.
Jiang says: "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.
"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."
van Vliet says: "I am excited to be joining PineBridge, a global firm with a strong culture and heritage. 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."
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