SEI Investments, a leading provider of investment and technology solutions, has today announced the appointment of Bart Heenk as Managing Director for the Benelux and Nordic regions.
Bart, who reports to Patrick Disney, Head of SEI's European Institutional Unit, will be responsible for developing SEI’s business in the region targeting pension funds, insurance companies and private banks. Bart, whose responsibilities include the whole of the Benelux and Nordic regions, will be opening an office in the Netherlands this year.
Prior to joining SEI, Bart owned and ran a financial advisory company providing advice to FTSE 250 companies on risk and project management. Before establishing this company, Bart spent seven years at Citigroup latterly as Head of Financial Markets in Jakarta and formerly as Head of European FX Sales in London. Previous to joining Citigroup, Bart spent four years at Rabobank International in Utrecht where he held several positions including Head of Derivative Sales and Co-Head of Structured Funding and Investments. Bart started his career at Shell International working in various oil trading and sales roles.
Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Disney said: "Bart's appointment as Managing Director for the Netherlands is the first stage in our expansion into the Benelux and Nordic regions and will be followed shortly by the launch of a local office in Amsterdam and the establishment of a larger team to support Bart in his marketing plans. SEI has already had considerable success in Europe and we feel the time is right to build on this success by offering our solution to investors in the Low countries and beyond. We believe the region will provide a fertile area for SEI as both pension funds and private banks face a range of issues similar to those experienced elsewhere in Europe to which we believe SEI can provide solutions. Bart’s considerable experience in the global market and his knowledge of the European investment industry will prove invaluable in this new role and I look forward to working with him to make the business a success."