New York, 29 November 2018 – Robeco, a global asset manager founded in 1929 with $198 billion in assets under management as of September 30, announced today the appointment of Kevin Murphy as Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Legal of Robeco Institutional Asset Management US Inc. (Robeco US). In this position, Mr. Murphy is responsible for developing and implementing a scalable legal and compliance infrastructure to service institutional clients for Robeco US, the firm’s US and Canadian business. Mr. Murphy brings extensive legal and compliance experience gained from nearly two decades working in the global investment management industry.
“Kevin is a highly-regarded compliance professional, and his experience working with global asset managers will be key in helping to further develop Robeco’s presence in the US and Canada,” said Maureen Beshar, Head of Robeco US and Canada. “Robeco is committed to a disciplined compliance culture across the globe, and we’re excited to welcome Kevin and his top-notch expertise to the Robeco US team to better serve our institutional clients and investment consultant relationships.”
Prior to joining Robeco US, Mr. Murphy was Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Itau USA Asset Management Inc. (IUAM). Prior to that, Mr. Murphy served as Vice President and Compliance Director of JP Morgan Chase. Before his time at JP Morgan, Mr. Murphy was a Founder and Principal at KBM Consulting, serving as a compliance consultant to firms such as Prudential Investment Management and Horizon Asset Management. He has also held compliance roles at GLG, Inc. and Allianz Global Investors of America. Mr. Murphy began his career in the investment advisory industry as Assistant Vice President, Counsel at Pershing LLC. He earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
“Robeco is a distinguished investment manager with an unwavering commitment to serving in the best interests of clients,” said Mr. Murphy. “I look forward to being a part of the planned growth in the US and Canadian institutional market and helping maintaining Robeco’s first-class reputation.”
Mr. Murphy’s appointment follows the addition of five senior sales and consultant relations professionals in September to Robeco’s New York office. The firm’s New York office, which currently manages approximately $4 billion in client assets, was opened in September 2017 by Ms. Beshar, who has overseen Robeco’s expansion in US and Canadian markets.