Dimensional Fund Advisors has hired Philip Nash as its European marketing director.

The company said the move is part of an effort to expand its offshore operations. Nash will focus on institutional funds in the UK as well as in other European countries and the Middle East. He will report to David Salisbury, CEO of Dimensional’s European operations.

Nash previously worked as a director at Barclay’s Global Investors. He has also worked for Frank Russell Co. and Nomura Capital Management. At Barclay’s, he most recently oversaw client business in western central Europe.

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