Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), a US-based asset management company, has appointed Rob Geeraets as director and head of its distribution in Benelux.

In his new role, Geeraets will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and serving clients on behalf of AMG’s affiliates in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

AMG said that Geeraets will report to Jenny Segal, the firm’s head of European distribution.

Geeraets has nearly 20 years of experience working with institutional clients. He joins AMG from F&C Netherlands, where he served as sales director.

Andrew Dyson, head of global distribution at AMG, said: "With his strong network of local relationships and impressive track record, Geeraets is ideally suited to help our Affiliates increase market penetration in this important region.

"His appointment is another significant milestone as we continue to deepen the coverage we offer to our Affiliates in Europe. Geeraets will be an excellent addition to our team."