BENELUX – SEI Investments has named Fortis Investments’ Peter in de Rijp as its new client service director for Benelux.

He will report to Benelux and Nordic managing director Bart Heenk and be responsible for managing the firm’s client base.

The company, which set up an office in the Netherlands in 2004, has nine pension fund clients in the region including a €300m fiduciary mandate with the Stichting Pensioenfonds Interpay Nederland. Before Fortis, in de Rijp was at Achmea Global Investors.

“We are very pleased to welcome Peter to SEI," Heenk said. "Client service is a crucial part of SEI’s philosophy and Peter’s experience in the Benelux region, in particular at Fortis, will be invaluable in his new role.

“Our fiduciary management approach is gaining popularity in the region and SEI’s business has grown considerably since opening the office in the Netherlands two years ago.

“We are confident that this growth will continue and we look forward to working with Peter in building on our early successes in the region.”