Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a global asset management company, today announced the appointment of Rob Geeraets to its distribution team in Europe. Mr. Geeraets joins as Director, Head of Distribution, Benelux, and will focus on developing new business opportunities and serving clients on behalf of AMG’s Affiliates in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Mr. Geeraets brings nearly 20 years of experience working with institutional clients to this newly created position. He joins AMG from F&C Netherlands, where he was Sales Director, responsible for covering all institutional client segments. Prior to joining F&C, Mr. Geeraets held institutional marketing roles at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch and Kas Bank. Mr. Geeraets will report to Jenny Segal, AMG’s Head of European Distribution.
“The Benelux region is the second-largest institutional market in Europe. With his strong network of local relationships and impressive track record, Rob is ideally suited to help our Affiliates increase market penetration in this important region,” said Andrew Dyson, AMG’s Head of Global Distribution. “His appointment is another significant milestone as we continue to deepen the coverage we offer to our Affiliates in Europe. Rob will be an excellent addition to our team.”
Mr. Geeraets added, “AMG’s Affiliate strategies are a very good match for the needs of the portfolios of institutional investors in the Netherlands. I am very excited about extending AMG’s growing brand and reputation in the Benelux region.”With sales and marketing offices located in major financial centers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, AMG’s distribution platform enhances the global reach of its Affiliates’ marketing efforts. AMG’s Affiliates are leading boutique investment firms recognized for their best-in-class, long-term performance track records across a broad array of investment products, particularly in global and emerging markets equities and alternative strategies. About Affiliated Managers Group AMG is a global asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms. AMG’s innovative partnership approach allows each Affiliate’s management team to own significant equity in their firm while maintaining operational autonomy. AMG’s strategy is to generate growth through the internal growth of existing Affiliates, as well as through investments in new Affiliates. In addition, AMG provides centralized assistance to its Affiliates in strategic matters, marketing, distribution, product development and operations. As of September 30, 2013, the aggregate assets under management of AMG’s Affiliates were more than $508 billion in more than 400 investment products across a broad range of investment styles, asset classes and distribution channels. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.amg.com. Certain matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Actual results and the timing of certain events could differ materially from those projected in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including changes in the securities or financial markets or in general economic conditions, the availability of equity and debt financing, competition for acquisitions of interests in investment management firms, the ability to close pending investments, the investment performance of our Affiliates and their ability to effectively market their investment strategies, and other risks detailed from time to time in AMG’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Reference is hereby made to the “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. AMG routinely posts information that may be significant for investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, and encourages investors to consult that section regularly. For additional information, please visit www.amg.com .