Korea's GEPS names CIO; ICBC CS hires index head, senior PM; JP Morgan loses Asean PM; Premia Partners poaches from iShares; China Merchants sets up Singapore private bank; Chubb Life replaces HK chief agency officer; Gibson Dunn hires; Hermes appoints fixed income head; Opus opens Singapore office.
Aberdeen and Franklin Templeton have just added senior hires in the region, while Credit Suisse Private Banking and Schroders have seen recent departures.
The US fund giant’s Asia-Pacific chief operating officer has left after seven years in the role and 17 with the firm. He spoke to AsianInvestor about his next move.
The Swiss fund house has hired its first dedicated multi-asset specialist in the region. The substantial length of time taken to find him reflects the fierce competition for such talent.
Pimco names Asia chief in reshuffle; Citi PB promotes Bacon; GSAM shuffles EM leadership; Nordea Bank replaces Singapore head; EFG hires North Asia head; Vontobel AM adds multi-asset solutions head; Colliers shuffles Asia team; China Pacific Insurance chairman resigns.
As US-based Neuberger Berman unveils its China head of institutional business, local players are voicing worries about the growing onshore challenge from overseas rivals.
Mirae Asset GI hires Asia sales head; MAS revokes licence; UBP hires heads of DPM, Greater China; CTBC PB product head exits; Amac sets up committees; HNA names CIO; China Life Group president moves to PICC; Allianz names corporate development head; Jupiter adds client, sales heads; First State announces high-yield team.
The asset manager has appointed a dedicated head of third-party distribution for Asia ex-Japan, with a focus on private bank coverage, AsianInvestor can reveal.
Brandywine Global has hired Tariq Ahmad as Asia ex-Japan CEO. In his first interview in the role, he outlined the fund firm's plans to focus more on Southeast Asia and tier-two clients.
The German group has made an external hire to succeed Eugen Loeffler, who retired at the end of March.
The fixed income manager joins the growing list of fund houses to have closed their branches in Hong Kong, but it has kept some staff in the city.
Manulife AM replaces Japan CEO; Rayliant hires from Northern Trust; Aviva expands regional role; HSBC PB hires investment counsellor; CVC appoints adviser in Japan; Hamilton Lane promotes two to principals; Indosuez WM adds to NRI team.
Mignonne Cheng is stepping down as Asia CEO at BNP Paribas WM but remains chairman, in a move that has raised eyebrows. Some feel the firm is sharpening its focus on Southeast Asia.
Standard Life sells HK unit to China JV; Fosun rings changes at top; Bank of Singapore poaches StanChart team; Manulife promotes Asia GM, names distribution BD head for HK; Singapore robo-adviser to launch; SingAlliance hires private bankers; Savills IM adds Australia PM; Indosuez WM replaces real estate head.
The asset manager has put its global emerging markets head in Asia and added other staff there, underlining the importance of the region both to the firm and within the EM universe.
The military pension fund promotes its head of securities investments to one of its two CIO roles, as Lee Sang-ho departs. The move comes two years after a structural shake-up.
Asia now accounts for half of all CFA certification candidates and has better female member representation. The CFA Institute also aims to open a Shanghai office, says its regional MD.
The insurance investment veteran has joined Hong Kong start-up Coherent Capital Advisors, which runs databases for insurers related to asset allocation and regulations, among other things.
HSBC appoints global head of HNW sales; BlackRock loses Asia real estate research head; Franklin Templeton names lead PMs; BNP Paribas WM shuffles senior executives; PSPF names new supervisory board chairman; China Post and Capital switches chairman.
A top-level reshuffle at the fund house – which has led to the exit of CIO Mark Beardow – will see Anthony Fasso return to Australia and help look for M&A opportunities for the firm.