News & Events – Avida International

Patrick Woods joins Avida International

Patrick Woods joining Avida International was given attention in a press release:

Patrick Woods joins Avida International

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Financial Investigator

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Professor Christian Schmitt joins Avida International as Senior Adviser

Professor Christian Schmitt joining Avida International as Senior Adviser was given attention in a press release:

Professor Christian Schmitt joins Avida International

This was covered in:

Financial Investigator

I&PE

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Avida hosts: Pooling risk management resources

26 March 2019 – Everyone understands the importance of good risk management, including the regulator. Developing risk assessments, having a solid risk policy and a governance framework around risk management are crucial for good member outcomes. But how does a pension fund attract top risk managers? Avida has frequently been asked these questions by our pension fund clients. Until now we never had an adequate answer. We now think that pooling risk management resources with other pension funds may be the way forward for those funds not able to employ a full-time chief risk officer. At this breakfast roundtable our specialists explored the pros and cons of sharing risk management resources with fellow pension funds and led a roundtable discussion.  If you are a senior pension fund representative interested in attending our roundtables in future please contact stephaniewindsor@avida-int.com.

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Beatrice N. Herrmann joins Avida International as Senior Consultant

Beatrice N. Herrmann joining Avida International as Senior Consultant was given attention in a press release:

Beatrice N. Herrmann joins Avida International

This was covered in:

Financial Investigator

Investment Europe

I&PE

I&PE D.A.C.H

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Karin Roeloffs joins Avida International as Associate Partner

Karin Roeloffs joining Avida International as an Associate Partner was given attention in a press release:

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Pascal Hogenboom joins Avida International as Associate Partner

Pascal Hogenboom joining Avida International as an Associate Partner was given attention in a press release: Pascal Hogenboom joins Avida International.

This was covered in Financial Investigator, I&PE, Schade Magazine and Risk & Business & Claims.

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Avida hosts: Crisis management for pension funds

25 September 2018 – this roundtable was organised together with Strategia Worldwide.  Sir Richard Shirreff  introduced the subject and discussed the importance of proper planning for crises. This was followed by a roundtable discussion. If you are a senior pension fund director/trustee interested in attending our roundtables, please contact stephaniewindsor@avida-int.com

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Sally Bridgeland an award winner at Women in Pensions 2018

Sally Bridgeland was joint winner of the ‘Role Model of the Year’ award at the inaugural Women in Pensions Awards – Professional Pensions.

You can watch a video of Sally talking about the award here.

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Avida hosts: Trustee Board and Investment Committee Decision-Making – what reporting support do you really need to be effective?

19 June 2018 – Peter Kolthof, Partner and Country Head for Avida International in the Netherlands, introduced the subject and discussed his extensive experience of best practice in decision-support reporting. He laid down some challenges about how trustees make use of an executive team and advisers. This was followed by a roundtable discussion and a summary can be found here.

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Stan Beckers joins Avida International’s Advisory Board

Stan Beckers joining Avida’s Advisory Board was given attention in a press release: Stan Beckers joins Avida International’s Advisory Board.

This was covered in I&PEFinancial InvestigatorFondsNieuws and Investment Officer.

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Sarah Smart joins Avida International

Sarah Smart joining Avida was given attention in a press release: Sarah Smart joins Avida International

This was covered in:

Financial Investigator

I&PE

Professional Pensions 

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Avida hosts roundtable on ‘The Dynamic Executive Team vs. The Trustee Board’

8 June 2017 – On some occasions the trustee board of a pension fund is bigger than the executive team, leading to more ‘managers’ than ‘doers’. At our most recent breakfast roundtable we considered what the right mix might be and how the governance model should work.

If you are a senior pension fund director/trustee interested in attending our roundtables in future please contact stephaniewindsor@avida-int.com.

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Avida International announces opening of a representative office in Germany

Avida International’s opening of a representative office in Germany, led by Dorothee Franzen, was given attention in a press-release.

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Avida International hosts ‘crisis management for pension funds’ seminar

13 October 2016 – Avida International celebrated it’s 10th anniversary with a London-based seminar on crisis management for pension funds. The keynote speaker was General Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Commander of NATO Europe 2010-2014 who talked about how the military deal with crisis management. He was joined by Martin Reeves, Senior Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group’s New York office, and Director of the BCG Henderson Institute, who looked at adapting strategy to a changing landscape; Paul Boerboom and Sally Bridgeland of Avida International who gave practical examples of risk management and the lessons that can be learnt by the pensions industry; and Bart Heenk also of Avida International who talked about the importance of repeated practice and thorough preparation.  The day was chaired by Professor Gordon Clark, Avida International Advisory Board member and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford.

A brief summary of the day can be found here.

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Impressie van ‘Vertrouwen in onzekere tijden’

Het 10-jarig jubileum van Avida stond in het teken van het seminar ‘vertrouwen in onzekere tijden’ dat op 1 juni plaatsvond  in Wassenaar. Hierbij een korte impressie van deze geanimeerde bijeenkomst.

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Dorothee Franzen to join Avida International

Dorothee Franzen’s joining Avida was given attention in a press release: Dorothee Franzen joins Avida International.

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Don Ezra to join Avida’s Advisory Board

Don Ezra’s decision to join Avida’s Advisory Board was announced in a press release.

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Gordon L. Clark to join Advisory Board

A press release announced Gordon Clark‘s joining Avida’s Advisory Board.

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Simone Lavelle joins Avida as a partner

Simone Lavelle’s decision to join Avida International was announced in a press release.

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