IQ-EQ, a multijurisdictional investor services group, has appointed Stefan Rolf to the newly created position of global head of securitization and private debt, the company said.

Based out of IQ-EQ’s Amsterdam office, Rolf will join IQ-EQ’s debt, capital markets & corporates segment, led by Edward Stevenson. In his new role, he will drive further development of the company’s securitization and private debt offering, building upon the strength of its existing administration capabilities by adding advisory, structuring and distribution services. He will also lead the expansion of the group’s global footprint in these areas, building out its client base worldwide, the company said.

“The creation of this new position reflects an exciting time in our service segment as we continue to expand our senior leadership team and service offering globally,” Stevenson said in a prepared statement. 

An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in banking and financial services, Rolf most recently served as global head of balance sheet distribution at ING Wholesale Banking in Germany. He got his start in wealth management upon joining the German bank Sparkasse Hannoverin 1992. Since then, he has held a series of regional and global leadership positions in Germany, the Netherlands and Singapore.

In a recent email, Rolf discussed his new role with IQ-EQ. He said that the backbone of IQ-EQ’s traditional business has been private wealth, fund administration and corporate services.

“We have a large client base and extensive knowledge of the assets that are being financed,” he said in the email. “The expansion of our product offering into advisory, structuring and distribution is a logical progression, which will enable us to cover the entire value chain.”

Rolf said that under his leadership, the firm would continue to adhere to the same multicultural sensitivities in expanding and introducing new service offerings across the wider IQ-EQ group.

Rolf said that his appointment will not only benefit clients, but also their financial advisors.

“Our clients will benefit from a broader product range and expertise, which will allow financial advisors to be confident in recommending our services,” he said in the email. “And our expanded offering will enable us to achieve even higher levels of client retention and satisfaction. I look forward to reaching out directly to our existing and future partners to discuss the opportunities available across a variety of asset solutions.”

Founded in 1896, IQ-EQ is an Astorg portfolio company headquartered in Luxembourg, Belgium.