Alternative asset management firm Arrow Global Group has appointed Robert G. Leary as its new Chair of the Arrow Board of Directors. Carrying a distinguished investment and leadership career spanning over 30 years in asset management and insurance, Robert has extensive expertise in mergers, acquisitions and product diversification.
His most notable tenure includes his role as CEO at ING Investment Management, followed by his position as CEO at Nuveen, a TIAA company, where he managed approximately €850bn in AUM. Robert’s leadership has been instrumental in driving significant transformations at The Olayan Group as Group CEO; enhancing its global operations and governance model.
“I am excited to chair Arrow’s Board and contribute to its ongoing success. Arrow’s reputation as a leading alternative asset manager, and its commitment to sustainable practices resonate with my professional ethos. I am eager to work with the Board to build on Arrow’s strong foundation and drive forward its strategic growth plans.”Robert G. Leary, Chair of the Board of Directors, Arrow Global Group
Alongside this, his deep understanding of asset management is further evidenced by his roles on various boards. He serves as a Non-Executive Director (NED) at Citizens Financial Group, Intact Financial Group and Voya Financial.
His passion for nature conservation aligns with Arrow’s commitment to sustainability, as seen in his board involvement with organisations like the Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the National Forest Foundation.
Holding a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Union College, Robert’s extensive professional and charitable board experience positions him well to lead the Board of Directors.
“As a highly accomplished executive, we are thrilled to welcome Rob to our team. His deep expertise in asset management and strategic leadership will be a tremendous asset to Arrow’s Board. We look forward to leveraging his insights and experience as we continue to grow and excel in the industry.”Zach Lewy, Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer, Arrow Global Group
Arrow has made the appointment in a time of strategic growth and expansion for the company. Robert’s experience in managing organisations through periods of significant expansion will be invaluable to Arrow, as it continues to expand its market presence and evolve as a leading multi-strategy European alternative asset manager.
Monique O’Keefe will continue in her role as Chair of Arrow Global Group Capital Management (AGGCM), the Investment Manager of the Arrow funds, ensuring full continuity in respect of the Funds investment decisioning and governance.