The Asian insurer has transferred staff from Hong Kong to the new Singapore-based entity, which it established to improve the efficiency of investment operations across the group.
Family office Nutrimenta names new Asia CEO; Credit Suisse adds RMs; CR Yuanta Fund replaces GM; Indosuez WM hires duo; Maybank AM CEO exits; Sun Life appoints Asia marketing chief; RBC WM appoints international head; Principal Financial's Asia chair retires.
AsianInvestor reported on Wednesday that Sandra Cheng, head of institutional business for Southeast Asia at Columbia Threadneedle, was leaving the fund house. She is in fact still an employee of the firm, said a spokeswoman.
Michael Chan moved on in August after nine years with the asset management and servicing firm and a search is still under way for his replacement.
Singapore-based BetaSmartz, which combines automated and face-to-face financial advice, is busy onboarding fund manager clients.
ICBC CS replaces chair; Amundi names North Asia ETF head; Aviva Investors appoints head of Asian rates and FX; M&G Real Estate hires Asia research head; Guotai AM shuffles team; UBP names HK COO, Indonesia head; Willis Towers Watson adds to insurance desk.
So say M&G and Savills Investment Management. The latter has won two Japan property mandates this year, is readying more Asia funds and is eyeing a Korean office. The former has a new research head.
The embattled state pension fund is seeing a rising number of staff depart and finding it harder to replace them after moving its investment centre away from Seoul.
Indosuez WM replaces Asia head of markets and investment solutions; St James's Place to build discretionary team in Asia; HP Wealth Management adds two hires; StanChart names vice chairman of securities services; Legg Mason appoints new board members.
The newly appointed chief investment strategist for official institutions at State Street Global Advisors sees the potential for Asian central banks to put as much as $1.5 trillion into stocks.
Robeco names Asia and Middle East sales head; PwC hiring for new asset and wealth management centre; Aberdeen Asia bond head to join Challenger; Manulife AM replaces Thailand CEO; VP Bank names new Singapore chief; Baird Capital adds Asia partner.
Huang Chao-hsi, who left Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds on January 13, wants to see its foreign allocation limits removed and more money available for hiring investment staff.
Kimberley Stafford takes over a business that has ambitious plans, including establishing a China presence and building a regional retail business, in a testing environment.
The fund house’s head of insurance relationship has left and will not be replaced, amid a tough environment for the industry. Hong Kong head Au King Lun also moved on last month.
Fidelity appoints new China head; StanChart shuffles North Asia team; Savills IM adds Australia head of investment; Sun Life's HK CEO departs; former Wing Lung PB head resurfaces; EFG hires ex-UBP investment consultant; ex-ABN Amro private banker joins Julius Baer.
Another fund house has benefited from the closure of Syz Asset Management’s Hong Kong office with an appointment to its wholesale distribution team.
The US fund house has hired an executive from Syz Asset Management, which closed its Hong Kong office last month.
BLF names new head; Barings replaces Korea chief; UBS confirms Raju and Mahesh roles, adds in impact investing; HFSB expands Asia committee; Savills IM transfers Singapore director; StanChart PB hires HK market head; Sarasin names client advisory MD; JLL names new India CEO.
After nine years at Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme, the winner of AsianInvestor’s 2016 lifetime achievement award is seeking a new challenge.
Swiss private bank Syz has called time on its asset management business in the region, closing its Hong Kong office a decade after setting it up.