Madeline Ho has joined Natixis GAM as head of wholesale distribution for Asia-Pacific and MD of Singapore. She quit Fidelity last month after six years with the firm.
Arne Lindman steps down as Asia-Pac CEO as Fidelity removes the role to “simplify its structure”. Mark Talbot and Judy Marlinski are appointed to the global operating committee.
Institutional investors are buying a broader range of assets to meet income needs, including emerging market credit, high-yield bonds and high-dividend equities.
The retail distribution specialist is set to start in the new year as regional head for Asia ex-Japan, tasked with building a business that caters directly to retail investors.
The fund-management giant sees its Asia-Pacific heads of both institutional business and investment marketing, respectively, quit for pastures new.
Mark Talbot comes out of retirement to become Fidelity’s Asia ex-Japan MD. He will drive development in its retail, wholesale and institutional businesses in the region from June 27.