PGIM global institutional relationship group adds senior hires

PGIM has made three hires in its Institutional Relationship Group (IRG), all reporting to Cameron Lochhead, global head of IRG.

IRG is dedicated to deepening strong relationships with chief investment officers and senior investors at global institutional clients and continuing to grow PGIM’s reputation for superior client service.
In Europe, IRG has expanded its local presence with two senior additions to the team. Stephen Oxley has joined as managing director based in London, responsible for Continental Europe and Middle East client coverage, and Udo von Werne, also a managing director, based in Zurich, is responsible for the DACH regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Oxley joins from PAAMCO Prisma (formerly Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co.) where he was for 16 years, most recently as vice chairman and partner, heading up PAAMCO’s European office and working with clients across Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that Stephen was a senior investment consultant at Watson Wyatt.
Von Werne was previously at Nikko Asset Management where he was chief executive officer for the EMEA region, based in London, and prior to that was head of Institutional Clients, Continental Europe, at Pictet Asset Management for 15 years, based in Zurich. Previously, he held senior roles at Zurich Financial Services and UBS in Zurich. He replaces IRG’s Wolfgang Sussbauer, who becomes Head of Germany & Austria at PGIM Fixed Income, based in PGIM’s Munich office.
In the US, Keshav Rajagopalan has joined IRG as institutional client director, working with clients across the US and Canada, as well as leading a number of global strategic initiatives.
Keshav joins from PGIM Investments, the global manufacturer and fund distributor of PGIM, where he was co-head of the ETF business having spent the last three years spearheading the firm’s entrance into the space. Prior to joining PGIM Investments, he spent several years on the PGIM corporate strategy team supporting senior leaders across the business on various strategic priorities. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
“PGIM, as one of the top ten global asset managers, has a strong heritage in the US and has more recently focused on evolving our offering in EMEA,” says Lochhead. “As institutions continue to globalise their approach and look to work with fewer investment partners, it was important to the Institutional Relationship Group to enhance our team in Europe and the Middle East so we can continue to best serve our clients there. We’re very pleased to be welcoming Stephen’s, Udo’s and Keshav’s industry experience to the IRG team and look forward to the valuable contributions they will bring to our most important client fiduciaries.”