Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) has appointed Marcelle Jansen as its director for institutional sales. The firm said that Ms Jansen will play a vital role in developing the group's institutional business through focusing on pension funds, governments and their consultants.

With 16 years of experience in financial sales, Ms Jansen joins Old Mutual Asset Managers (OMAM) from Institutional Shareholder Services, part of the Risk Metrics Group, where she was responsible for the firm’s sales operations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific regions.

Dermot Keegan, managing director of OMAM’s institutional unit, said: I am delighted that Marcelle has joined our team, which focuses on our key contacts such as pension fund consultants and pension schemes around the world. As she has previously covered EMEA as well as Australasia she will bring a wealth of experience across a broad area. Marcelle is a very experienced institutional sales specialist and I have every confidence that she will make a significant contribution to our business.