NETHERLANDS - Russell/Mellon has made its first venture into Continental Europe, opening a new office in Amsterdam.
Announcing the opening of the Dutch office, Russell/Mellon flagged plans for more offices on the Continent, saying the company hoped to make “further announcements” over the next 12 months.
Dolf Hoeks has been appointed to head up the new office, with the aim of developing Russell/Mellon’s produce and service offering for the European market, Russell/Mellon said.
Hoeks, who has worked in the asset management industry with both Watson Wyatt and Mercer, will report to European business director David Harris, who is also in charge of the office in London.
Commenting on the opening of the Dutch office, Harris said: “We have previously marketed our services from the London office, but our recent business successes mean it is now important that we have people on the ground to look after our clients in these areas.
“Dolf’s appointment demonstrates the importance of the European market as a strategic part of our business.”
He added: “He has a wealth of experience within the Netherlands, from many different aspects of the business.”
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