Jacob de wit appointed Achmea Investment Management divisional chairman

Jacob de Wit (43) has been appointed chairman of the new asset management division Achmea Investment Management with effect from 1 February 2016. He succeeds Hans Snijders, who has been holding this position on an interim basis. De Wit was Executive Board Chairman at Actiam. Prior to that, his career moves included the UK asset manager F&C Asset Management, where he was a member of the Executive Committee.

Achmea Investment Management was formed on 1 January 2016, with the merger of Syntrus Achmea Vermogensbeheer and Achmea Beleggingsfondsen Beheer. This new division has assets under management in excess of €100 billion, managed on behalf of various pension funds and retail investment funds as well as for Achmea itself.