Dutch asset management firm Robeco has named Peter Walsh as head of its UK business.

Walsh, who joined Robeco in February 2014 as global head of consultant relations, in his new role will be responsible for heading the sales and marketing efforts for the UK office and overseeing the operational management of the office.

“The UK market is sophisticated and this makes our capabilities in the areas of Sustainability Integration, Credit and Quantitative Investing highly relevant,” Walsh noted.

Overall, Walsh has an experience of about 25 years in the asset-management industry. This includes stints at Treasury Group, Putnam Investments, Zurich Financial Services and Rothschild Asset Management.

Robeco CEO Gilbert Van Hassel said: “I am very pleased to have Peter heading up our UK business. Expansion in the UK is an important aspect of the Robeco growth strategy. Peter’s deep understanding of clients’ needs combined with his proven experience and skills will give Robeco an excellent opportunity to further grow in this market.”