Alexis Ng is leaving the firm after five years. She headed Southeast Asia along with wholesale and institutional distribution across Asia. The firm has promoted two senior executives.
The former head of Asian fixed income at First State Investments, Murray Collis, is set to join US-based Standish Mellon Asset Management.
Murray Collis has quit as head of Asia fixed income at First State Investments based in Hong Kong to pursue another job opportunity.
Meanwhile portfolio manager John Asante is transferring from Edinburgh to Singapore to boost the regional equities team.
Boutique MIR Investment Management will take over the $363 million mandate from First State Investments amid differing views over capacity constraints.
The international asset manager has hired its first head of business development for the region, Robert James, formerly of First State. He aims to tap Asian institutional investors.