The Dutch pension asset manager's Asia Pacific head of real estate says his team has just had one of its busiest years ever and that 2021 is looking similarly promising.
Koo makes the move to ABN AMRO from Barclays Capital where he was most recently head of the financial institutions group for the region. At ABN AMRO, he will be charged with capitalising on growing demand for capital management, asset and liability management, and yield enhancement solutions by banks and insurance companies regionally. He will be responsible for developing ABNÆs relationships with banks and insurance clients in the commercial segment in Asia. This coverage will extend to public sector entities.
Koo brings 15 years of experience to his new role. At Barclays Capital he was responsible for bank and insurance capital management, securitisation and balance sheet advisory.
As head of SME banking, Silva will be responsible for rolling out the SME business in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Pakistan and providing services to small-to-medium enterprises in the region. The position also entails increasing the scale of ABNÆs existing businesses in India and Taiwan. Silva joined ABN in 1996 and has held a variety of roles at the firm since then.
Both appointees will report to Greg Major, the bankÆs Asia head of commercial segment.
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