Robeco has strengthened Robeco Institutional Asset Management US (Robeco US) with the addition of five senior sales and consultant relations professionals, in order to expand its presence in the region.
Robeco US has named Keith Seidman and Carter Bailey as executive directors of Institutional Sales, and John Pinto as executive director of Consultant Relations. Both Seidman and Bailey are responsible for building and supporting institutional sales and client relationships in the US and Canada, while Pinto is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with investment consulting firms.
The firm has also appointed Zoe Brizzolara as business manager, marketing and consultant relations, and Yoko Kawashima as operations manager and senior client service support.
Robeco US has also added three investment professionals, including two credit analysts and a quantitative equity researcher, to support global investment operations from the New York office.
Seidman, an investment industry veteran with over 30 years experience, joined Robeco US from American Century Investments, where he was vice president of the Institutional Business Group. Prior to American Century, he served as senior vice president of Institutional Asset Management Sales at Hansberger Global Investors, a role that was preceded with six years as managing director at Robeco/Boston Partners.
Bailey also brings over 30 years of investment industry experience to Robeco US and most recently served as senior vice president, Institutional Sales at Franklin Templeton Investments, where he was responsible for new business development and institutional client relations. Prior to that, he was a vice president at Deutsche Bank.
Pinto joins after serving 14 years at Capital Group, where he most recently served as senior vice president of Consultant Relations within their institutional group. Prior to that, he was vice president at Prudential Investments, where he was responsible for East Coast third-party distribution of retirement programs.
Brizzolara, who has been working in the investment management industry for 20 years, previously held marketing operations and business development positions at Investec, Barings and Pioneer Investments.
Prior to joining Robeco US, Kawashima was an investor relations operations professional at Viking Global Investors for eight years. In her current role, she is responsible for providing client service.