DWS appoints Dan Robinson EMEA Head of Alternative Credit in strategic growth push

28 November 2023

DWS today announced the appointment of Dan Robinson as EMEA Head of Alternative Credit in a firm commitment to accelerate its private credit footprint. This appointment comes as DWS delivers on a strategic initiative to grow its EUR 114 billion Alternatives franchise. DWS’s Alternatives business has a 50-year plus track record including particular strength in real estate, infrastructure and liquid real assets.

Paul Kelly, Global Head of Alternatives at DWS said: “Dan is a senior industry veteran with over 23 years of experience in credit at influential investment firms where he has led integrated strategies aimed at accelerating growth in alternative credit platforms. Dan is a key appointment for DWS as we continue to build out our private credit offering and fully leverage the growth potential of our global Alternatives business.”

Dan was most recently Managing Partner of Capital Asset Solutions at Man Group responsible for multi-asset credit in the insurance, institutional and retail channels as well as private equity-led offshore reinsurance growth strategy. Dan also served as Global Head of CLOs and Loans responsible for developing Man’s structured credit and leverage loan business.

Prior to joining Man Group, he was Chief Investment Officer (Europe) for CIFC Asset Management, responsible for the firm’s investment activity in the region. He was also the senior portfolio manager and chaired the asset allocation committee for their Global Multi-Asset Credit Fund. Prior to this, Dan was Head of Liquid Credit (Europe) for Apollo Global Management, responsible for all investment activities in the region across leveraged loans, high yield bonds and CLO strategies. Between 2003 and 2015, he was a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital, responsible for high yield and leverage loan investing as well as establishing Oaktree’s CLO business in 2014.

Dan began his career at KPMG Corporate Restructuring, where he gained his ACA qualification. He holds an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. Based in London, Dan will report directly to Paul Kelly, Global Head of Alternatives at DWS.

DWS has managed corporate credit portfolios for over 25 years, with over EUR 100 billion[1] in dedicated investment grade, hybrid, high yield and direct lending portfolios. DWS aims to build diversified portfolios that deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns with a focus on capital preservation to investors, which include governments, corporations, insurance companies, endowments, retirement plans, and private clients worldwide.

Dan Robinson, EMEA Head of Alternative Credit at DWS added: “I’m pleased to be joining DWS to lead its Alternative Credit business in EMEA. There are clearly significant demand drivers and opportunities in the private debt market, and DWS has the alternatives investment heritage and robust foundation to deliver on its strategic growth ambitions in this sector. I look forward to working with the deep bench of talent at DWS to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients.”

Source: DWS
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