AP4, Franklin Templeton, Schroder Investment Management, AP1, Aberdeen Asset Management, International Integrated Reporting Council, European Public Real Estate Association, LGIM InfrastructureAP4 – Magnus Eriksson, vice-president and general manager of Sweden’s fourth national buffer fund, has decided to leave. AP4 said Eriksson would move to London at the end of June for “family reasons”.Franklin Templeton – Arnaud d’Anterroches has joined the investment company’s Switzerland business as institutional sales director. Based in Geneva, he joins from Schroder Investment Management, where he worked for eight years. Before that, he was at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management and at Schroders in Paris. AP1 – Sweden’s first pension buffer fund has hired Johan Temse as investment manager. Temse was previously at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he worked on a European secondaries fund in which AP1 was a lead investor in 2013. His role at AP1 will see him focus on real estate within the fund’s real assets division. International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) – Paul Druckman, chief executive at the IIRC for more than five years, is to step down this year. The IIRC said Druckman would remain with the Council for an indefinite period to ensure a smooth transition. The board is now searching for Druckman’s successor.European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) – Laurent Ternisien, who led the integration of Investment Property Databank into MSCI following its takeover in 2012, has joined the EPRA as a senior adviser. Meanwhile, co-founder Rupert Nabarro has retired as a senior MSCI adviser. Ternisien, formerly managing director of real estate at MSCI, will work on EPRA’s investor outreach activities in Continental Europe.Legal & General Investment Management – Erik Westermark has been appointed senior investment associate at LGIM Infrastructure. Reporting to Silja Turville, head of LGIM Infrastructure, Westermark previously worked at Lloyds Bank focusing on infrastructure, energy and acquisition finance. He has also worked at Citi Global Markets.
Associates at a Batesville healthcare supplier were informed this week that the company has been purchased.Virtus employees were informed this week that the company has been purchased by its largest customer.The company located on Lambers Pike in Batesville, is a manufacturer and supplier of healthcare products, such as hospital bed mattresses. The company receives the majority of its business from right up the road at Hill-Rom.Sources have confirmed that Hill-Rom has bought out the local supplier.No word on the exact details of the purchase or what will ensue for the approximately 100 employees of Virtus.Visit wrbiradio.com for continuing coverage as this story is still developing. When we learn more information we will relay it along to you.
What a year it has been.Between toppling No. 1 Ohio State twice, a return trip to the Rose Bowl and a national championship, Wisconsin athletics has had a remarkable year.But for several sports, it’s not quite over.As the campus rejoices with the final hours of class while also dreading looming finals next week, seven Wisconsin teams are still competing.So if you find yourself missing some Badger athletics once you finish that last exam, softball, men’s and women’s track, women’s golf, men’s and women’s rowing and women’s lightweight rowing are still here.SoftballIf you haven’t already heard, the softball team is having a fairly decent season compared to its old mode of operation under former head coach Chandelle Schulte.The Badgers have notched a 27-22 record so far this season with a 6-10 Big Ten record. With four conference games left, UW could see one of its best Big Ten finishes in four years.Despite its success so far, the softball team still hasn’t achieved elite status. But if it finishes the season with a few more wins, the Badgers will have their best finish in several years, winning close to 30 games instead of losing close to 30 games.Men’s and Women’s TrackWisconsin is just entering conference and national championship meets. Heading into the week, the men’s squad holds a No. 39 ranking nationally by the USA Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, while the women’s team sits at No. 78.For the Badger men, distance and middle distance has been a bright spot this season with several individuals ranked in the top 25 nationally. Freshman Danny Block has also been making a name for himself with a No. 6 national ranking in discus.On the women’s side of the track, sophomore Dorcas Akinniyi, junior Jessica Flax and freshman Deanna Latham have held strong for Wisconsin in the heptathlon, with both Akinniyi and Flax in the top 25 nationally and Latham close behind.Women’s GolfFinishing fourth at the Big Ten Championship, the Wisconsin women’s golf team repeated last year’s notable finish. Adding to the success, head coach Todd Oehrlein was named Big Ten co-coach of the year.This weekend, the Badgers will look to make a run in the NCAA Regional round for the first time since 2003. As the No. 18 team in the field of 24, Wisconsin has a tough road – only eight teams qualify for a chance to tee off in the NCAA National Championship.But with two golfers ranking in the top 10 nationally, this could finally be the Badgers’ year to make an impression on the national level.Men’s RowingWhile I gave the women’s rowing team some special attention two weeks ago, the men’s rowing team is also making a name for itself as it heads into the final weeks of competition.With a No. 4 national ranking for its varsity eight boat, Wisconsin has had several notable wins this season, winning both the Jablonic Cup and Cochrane Cup for the sixth straight time. UW has hopes of winning another national title, which the Badgers last claimed n 2008.On campus, the men’s rowing team is gaining more notice. Junior Tim Aghai was named student athlete of the year at the annual “Buckinghams” Award Ceremony.Women’s RowingWisconsin just wants a repeat, and then some.With the Big Ten Championship coming up, the Badgers hope to capture the title for the second year running (or should I say, rowing?) while also getting faster and stronger for the National Championship regatta.Heading into the Big Tens, the Badgers are favored with their varsity eight recently being named Big Ten Boat of the Week.Finally getting to race on their home course, the Badgers defeated border battle rival Minnesota, which was the first full varsity race UW has hosted since 2002. The team didn’t want to waste the opportunity, especially against a conference rival.Women’s Lightweight RowingStandards are high for Wisconsin. The lightweight rowing team has won the IRA National Championship in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009; the Badgers are looking to get back on track this season after finishing second in 2010.With Wisconsin’s varsity eight currently ranked No. 3 nationally and around a month until it competes for another national title, UW has plenty of time to train – now that the weather is nice enough – on the water and return itself to its former glory.Men’s TennisThe team’s season may be over, but senior Marek Michalicka still has a chance to play for a national championship.Michalicka went 18-6 this season, holding strong for the Badgers at the No. 1 singles spot. He also led the team with doubles partner sophomore Billy Bertha, who went 18-5.Kelly is a sophomore intending to major in journalism. Can’t wait for summer and some badger sports? Let her know at [email protected]