Dawes will be based in London and will report to Charles Janssen, head of institutional sales for Europe.
In his new role, Dawes will be responsible for developing the BNP Paribas Asset Management business across the UK.
Dawes joins BNP from Allianz Global Investors (AGI), where he was head of the UK institutional business.
Prior to this, he was head of consultant relations for Europe, and chair of AGI’s global consultant relations group.
Charles Janssen said: “I am very pleased to welcome Philip Dawes to BNP Paribas Asset Management. He has considerable knowledge of the UK institutional market, as well as extensive involvement in product development for strategies covering both public and private markets.”
“His experience of developing tailored solutions to meet clients’ specific requirements will be invaluable as we expand our offering and capabilities within the UK market.”