Arrow Global Group appoints Rob Leary as Chair of the Board of Directors
Arrow Global Group (‘Arrow’) is pleased to announce that Robert (“Rob”) G. Leary has joined the company as Chair of the Arrow Board of Directors.
Rob brings a distinguished investment and leadership career spanning over 30 years in asset management and insurance, marked by his extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions and product diversification.
Rob’s 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 €850 billion in AUM. His leadership was instrumental in driving significant transformations at The Olayan Group as Group CEO, enhancing their global operations and governance model.
Rob’s 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.
Rob’s appointment comes at a time when Arrow is focusing on strategic growth and expansion. His 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.
“As a highly accomplished executive, we are thrilled to welcome Rob to our team,” said Zach Lewy, Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Arrow. “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.”
Rob’s appointment is an addition to the already strong board of directors and broader leadership team, at Arrow, signifying the company’s commitment to excellence and growth. 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.
Rob Leary commented on his appointment, “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.”
Rob holds a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Union College. His extensive professional and charitable board experience positions him well to lead Arrow’s Board of Directors into a new era of growth and product expansion.
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About Arrow Global Group
Arrow Global is a leading European vertically integrated alternative asset manager specialising in European private credit and real estate.
Founded in 2005, we own 19 best-in-class asset management and servicing platforms which allows us to enhance operational efficiencies and maximise the value of underlying assets which in turn allows us to have a disciplined investment approach, underwriting insight and proprietary dealflow. This vertically integrated advantage allows us to create sustainable value throughout market cycles across a range of alternative asset classes including Opportunistic Credit, Lending and Real Estate.
With the added benefit of key European regulatory licences, we service approximately €77 billion of third-party AUM. Our strong track record, predominantly with real estate asset backed investments, spans across a broad range of opportunities, involving more than €8 billion invested over the last 18 years.
We operate across five European geographies with headquarters in London, and a further 15 offices including Milan, Rome, Lisbon, Porto, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds, and Jersey.