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Robeco Appoints a New Sales Chief
Robeco Investment Management has hired Paul Healey as senior managing director in charge of sales, marketing and client service. Healey takes over from Paul Heathwood, who is moving to a new role leading intermediary sales and marketing. Heathwood now reports to Healey, according to company spokesperson.
Healey was previously president of Franklin Portfolio Associates, which merged into Mellon Capital Management in January of this year. He joined Franklin in 1997.
| Paul Healey |
Robeco Investment Management
Senior Managing Director
"We see tremendous growth opportunities over the next ten years in the intermediary channel," said Robeco co-CEO Mark Donovan in a news release.
In January, John Hancock finished the adoption of the Robeco Boston Large Cap Value Fund and Robeco executives said the added distribution muscle has led to a tripling of fund assets.
Company Press Release
Boston, July 21, 2009 Robeco Investment Management announced today that Paul F. Healey has joined the firm as a Senior Managing Director responsible for sales, marketing and client service.
Mr. Healey was formerly with Franklin Portfolio Associates, which he joined in 1997 as a senior vice president and head of sales and client service and then became President in 2008. Franklin was merged into Mellon Capital Management earlier this year. Previously, Mr. Healey held senior sales and marketing positions at UAM Investment Services, MFS Asset Management, and The Boston Company Asset Management.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring someone with Paul’s extensive background and experience in the institutional marketplace into our organization,” said Mark Donovan, Co-CEO of Robeco Investment Management.
Paul Heathwood, who previously held the position that Mr. Healey is assuming is moving to a new function at Robeco Investment Management heading intermediary sales and marketing.
“We see tremendous growth opportunities over the next ten years in the intermediary channel,” said Mr. Donovan. He noted that earlier this year, the Robeco Boston Partners Large Cap Value Fund was adopted by John Hancock Funds and assets in the fund have more than tripled as a result of the added distribution capabilities.
Robeco Investment Management ( https://www.robecoinvest.com ) is the U.S. arm of Rotterdam-based Robeco Group, one of Europe’s largest asset management firms and a subsidiary of Rabobank, a privately-held AAA-rated bank. The U.S operation is comprised of three investment boutiques: Boston Partners, which specializes in value equities; Weiss, Peck & Greer, which manages quantitative strategies; and Sage, a hedge fund-of-funds manager. Sales professionals at Robeco Investment Management also represent products generated out of Robeco Group’s European investment teams, which include alternative investments, emerging markets equities, sustainable investments, private equity funds, global equities and fixed income.
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