Russell/Mellon is a joint venture between consultancy Frank Russell Company and Mellon Financial that provides global performance measurement services, including equity and fixed-income analytics, attribution analysis, universe analysis, online reporting and internet data delivery.

Bruce Plfaum, managing director at Frank Russell in Singapore, says the firm is trying to bolster its regional presence with the new hire. Clients have been serviced from Sydney until now.

Freudenstein has been with the firm since 1999, and is responsible for clients in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.