Standard Life Investments appointed Eric Roberts head of institutional sales (U.S.), the firm said in today's release.

Roberts will be responsible for developing business with corporate and public pension funds as well as endowments, foundations and Taft-Hartley plans.

Based in Boston, Roberts will report to Head of Strategic Development James Aird, and work alongside Steve Kuhn, head of U.S. business development.

Roberts joins Standard Life Investments from Putnam Investments, where he was managing director of U.S. northeast sales from 2006-2009.

Before Putnam Investments, he worked for State Street Global Advisors from 1996 to 2006, where he worked as the national public fund sales leader from 2003 to 2006, senior relationship manager from 2000 to 2003, senior relationship manager for the U.S. Northeast and Southeast regions from 1997 to 2000, and in client service from 1996 to 1997.

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