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BMO Global Asset Management Bolsters European Operations

Robbie Lawther Reporter 6 September 2017

BMO Global Asset Management Bolsters European Operations

The new hire has joined the firm from BNP Paribas Asset Management.

BMO Global Asset Management has appointed Rogier van Harten to the newly created role of head of institutional distribution & client management for Continental Europe.

Based in the Netherlands, van Harten is responsible for managing the client management and distribution teams across Continental Europe, excluding Germany, the firm said in a statement.

As part of his role, He has joined the EMEA client management leadership team and the board of BMO Global Asset Management Netherlands. van Harten joined the business on 1 September, and he reports to Mandy Mannix, head of client management EMEA at BMO Global Asset Management.

van Harten has joined BMO Global Asset Management from BNP Paribas Asset Management, where he was head of institutional clients Continental Europe, ex. France, Belgium and Italy. Prior to this, he was the head of institutional clients Netherlands at BNP Paribas Asset Management and was previously a member of the management team in Amsterdam.

“We welcome Rogier to BMO Global Asset Management. In this newly created position we believe we now have the team to further expand our presence across Europe," said Mannix. "Rogier’s considerable experience in institutional markets puts us in an even stronger position to cater to the investment needs of our clients as we drive growth in the region.”

Recently BMO Global Asset Management expanded its European distribution teams with senior hires in sales and relationship management, and opened offices in Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris and Stockholm as part of its ambition to grow the business across EMEA.

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