Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Schroder Real Estate, Rikshem

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has created a new real assets department, bringing together real estate, infrastructure and agriculture. Graeme Eadie, the pension fund’s global head of real estate, has been appointed senior managing director and global head of real assets. CPPIB said the change will create a better alignment with its strategic portfolio.

Shane Feeney is appointed senior managing director and global head of private investments. Feeney will also join CPPIB’s senior management team. Feeney will be responsible for CPPIB’s private investment activities and will report to Mark Machin. Feeney was most recently managing director, head of direct private equity for CPPIB.

Feeney replaces Mark Jenkins who will be leaving CPPIB on 16 September to join The Carlyle Group.

Schroder Real EstateJohn Chantrell has been appointed to the new role of head of Asian real estate. Chantrell will be responsible for real estate strategy and investments across Asia-Pacific as well as developing the business. 
Chantrell has worked for Advance Funds Management, Colonial First State Global Asset Management and Novion Property Group.

RikshemSophia Mattsson-Linnala has been appointed chief executive of the Swedish property company jointly-owned by state pensions buffer fund AP4 and workplace pension provider AMF. Mattsson-Linnala will take over from acting chief executive Sven-Göran Svensson, the company’s head of administration, who filled the top position temporarily following the sudden departure of then chief executive Jan-Erik Höjvall in March. Höjvall was fired after a report confirmed problems relating to travel and accommodation, as well as conflicts of interest. The company’s deputy chief executive Ilija Batljan was sacked in December after large property deals in his own company were agreed without telling the Rikshem board.

Mattsson-Linnala will take up the chief executive role on 1 November. She has previously been chief executive of property companies Sollentunahem and Botkyrkabyggen, and head of the finance and economy unit at SABO, the Swedish Association of Public Housing Companies.