Alexander Preininger is to return to Robeco as global head of sales and marketing.
The appointment, effective from 1 November 2022, will see Preininger sit as an executive committee member of the €200 billion AUM Dutch asset management firm.
He joins from Amundi, where he was global head of institutional clients coverage. Prior to that, he was head of institutional coverage EMEA at Robeco for two years, following his position as head of institutional coverage EMEA, head of solutions EMEA and member of the board of managing directors at DWS International GmbH – formerly Deutsche Asset Management – in Frankfurt.
He also held several senior positions at DWS, including head of asset and wealth management in Japan and global co-head of client solutions at DWS in Frankfurt.
Before moving to the client side, Preininger headed overlay management globally for institutional clients in portfolio management.
He began his career at Deutsche Bank in Munich, moving to asset management and multi-asset portfolio management while still a student at the University of Innsbruck. There he received his master’s in international economics and business administration. Preininger is also a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst (CEFA).
Karin van Baardwijk, CEO, said: “His extensive background in portfolio management and experience in investment solutions combined with his knowledge of our organisation make him a great fit for the role of global head of sales and marketing and member of our executive committee."
She added: “His international mindset and experience at well-known asset management companies will be of added value to our executive committee and organisation.”
Preininger said: “The companies’ intellectual property is world-class and has produced investment capabilities that rank amongst the best in the world in the areas of quant, credits, trends & thematics, sustainable investing and emerging markets.”
Earlier in September, Robeco appointed former Altis CIO Kees Verbaas as global head of fundamental equity.
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