Aquila Capital is expanding its advisory board with the appointment of Daniel Just (pictured), chairman of the executive board at Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), Germany’s largest public pension fund.
Just has chaired the executive board at BVK since 2013 and previously headed BVK’s asset management division.
Under his tenure the pension fund established real asset investments as an integral part of its portfolio allocation and was one of the first signatories to the UN principles for responsible investment (UN PRI).
Bayerische Versorgungskammer is the competence and service centre for occupational and communal pension schemes. As a public authority of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, it is the joint executive body of 12 occupational and communal pension schemes with around EUR66 billion assets under management and 2.1 million members.
Roman Rosslenbroich, CEO and co-founder of Aquila Capital, says: “Aquila Capital has focused on alternative investments since its launch. Given Mr Just’s responsibility for some of Germany’s largest and highly sophisticated institutional investors, we greatly value his insight regarding the ever evolving needs of investors as well as the wider industry trends.”
Just adds: “Since founding Aquila Capital 15 years ago, Mr Rentsch and Mr Rosslenbroich have developed the company into a leading independent alternative asset manager. I look forward to advising Aquila Capital on the development of investment solutions suitable for institutional investors.”
Aquila Capital’s independent advisory board provides advice on the company’s strategic orientation while helping to identify and evaluate new business areas.