The Hong Kong-based fund house has promoted internally to fill the role, amid an ongoing management reshuffle.
Asian brokers are beginning to follow global trends as they accelerate the streamlining and standardising of onboarding procedures when taking on new clients.
The funds will target distressed assets in India and other Asian special situations and credit assets, says a source, amid rising demand for private debt.
The firm’s former Greater China head moved on shortly before the arrival of Mark Speciale last month as Asia-Pacific head of institutional business.
Firms with less than $10 billion in Asia-Pacific AUM will need a strong discretionary business to run a profitable operation, say experts. Use of technology will also play a big part.
The Hong Kong-based insurer’s chief investment officer, Paul Carrett, says his industry is slow to benefit from new opportunities. He wants to be different.