Van Ostaden had been at BlackRock since 2005 as a sales director in the Netehrlands. In his new role he will be based in Amsterdam and will report to Marius Wuergler, head of European sales for Lombard Odier Investment Managers.
Prior to BlackRock, van Ostaden worked for firms including F&C Asset Management in the Netherlands.
“In these volatile markets Marcel will help us to bring our range of products to investors in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and who are on the look-out for innovative solutions,” said Wuergler. “Benelux is already a significant market for LOIM’s business and has great potential under Marcel’s leadership.”