BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has named Philip Dawes as head of institutional sales for the UK and Ireland.

In the newly created position, Dawes will be tasked with developing the firm’s business across UK institutional clients and supporting the firm’s product strategy for the UK. Based in London, he will report to the firm’s head of institutional sales for Europe, Charles Janssen.

Dawes most recently served at Allianz Global Investors, where he spent 16 years holding several roles such as head of UK institutional, head of consultant relations for Europe and chairman of the firm’s global consultant relations group.

“I am very pleased to welcome Philip to BNP Paribas Asset Management. He has considerable knowledge of the UK institutional market, as well as extensive involvement in product development for strategies covering both public and private markets.

“His experience of developing tailored solutions to meet clients’ specific requirements will be invaluable as we expand our offering and capabilities within the UK market,” Janssen noted.