Henry Robin Joins Invesco

Henry Robin has joined Invesco as a managing director, after spending a year working for North Sea Capital, according to peHUB, a sister Web site of Buyouts.

Robin began his tenure with Invesco in August, working on the fund-of-funds team in the firm’s private capital group. Invesco, an investment manager with $574 billion in assets under management, owns WL Ross & Co.

In 2009, Robin joined North Sea Capital, where he was a senior partner and head of the New York office. North Sea Capital is a private equity adviser in Northern Europe. Before North Sea, Robin was a founding partner of the New York office of AlpInvest Partners. Robin also held senior positions at Credit Suisse and the MacArthur Foundation.

Robin left North Sea because it had intended to grow its U.S. platform, but the financial crisis and increased regulation—including a requirement that private equity firms, including funds-of-funds managers with offices in the U.S, register with the SEC—led North Sea to alter its plans and instead focus on fundraising only in Europe.

The change in plans spurred Robin, North Sea’s only employee in New York, to leave the firm. North Sea has no plans to replace him and will look for private equity investments in the U.S. out of its Copenhagen office.