EUROPE – SEI Investments has named Stephan Römer as head of institutional business development for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

It said: “Stephan will report to Patrick Disney, European head of institutional business development and will be based in SEI’s German office in Munich.”

It said he would develop SEI’s tie with Commerzbank in Germany and build SEI’s business in Austria and Switzerland.

Before joining SEI, he advised European pension plans, SEI said. He has worked at WestAM in Düsseldorf and Frank Russell Co. in London.

“Stephan’s appointment represents the next stage in our expansion into Europe,” Disney said. “We feel it is the right time for SEI to focus on this region as more institutional investors realise the benefits of manager of managers.”