Nick King has been named head of exchange-traded funds at Robeco, effective Oct. 9, according to a spokesperson.
Rotterdam, Netherlands-based Robeco, an international asset manager focused on sustainable investing, is planning to launch an ETF platform.
King previously served in senior roles at Fidelity International and BlackRock, where he specialized in ETF product development, portfolio management and distribution across a variety of asset classes, a Sept. 25 news release said.
Most recently, King was head of ETFs at Fidelity International, the spokesperson said. Fidelity International did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
King will be based in London, the spokesperson said.
"We are confident that under Nick's leadership, Robeco can successfully wrap its investment expertise and strategies into a comprehensive ETF lineup," said Ivo Frielink, head of strategic product and business development at Robeco, in the release.
Robeco is working toward launching its first ETF in the second half of 2024, the spokesperson said.
"ETFs have been under consideration at Robeco for a while, given their growing popularity and versatility in the investment landscape," the release said. "Robeco recognizes that ETFs present a major opportunity to package strategies, complementing existing capabilities offered through mutual funds and mandates."
As of June 30, Robeco had €181 billion ($197 billion)in assets under management.