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Weekly roundup of individuals information, Sep 23 | Fund Managers


Susan Buckley

After greater than 20 years with the Queensland Funding Company (QIC), Susan Buckley will step down as managing director of the liquid markets group

QIC’s director of mounted revenue Beverley Morris has been appointed performing head of the liquid markets group. Buckley will coordinate with Morris on a radical handover as she transitions out of the enterprise.

Earlier than becoming a member of QIC, Buckley beforehand held roles corresponding to head of technique and performing head of asset allocation at NRMA Asset Administration, senior vice chairman and head of mounted curiosity at BT Funds Administration, mounted curiosity strategist at Suncorp Investments and economist at Nationwide Australia Financial institution.

Morris joined QIC 20 years in the past from the Financial institution of England the place she labored as an economist. Previous to that she was an economist on the Queensland Treasury.


Brenda Wong

HSBC Asset Administration has appointed Brenda Wong as head of institutional enterprise, North Asia, and Jasmine Hung as head of pensions and retirement, Hong Kong, efficient October 1, topic to regulatory approval, the agency introduced on Friday (September 23).

Each Wong and Hung will probably be primarily based in Hong Kong, reporting to Paul Griffiths, international head of institutional enterprise and Daisy Ho, chief govt officer, Asia-Pacific and Hong Kong.

Wong, because the newly created head of institutional enterprise, North Asia, will probably be liable for spearheading the institutional gross sales crew in North Asia with a concentrate on Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Along with taking the lead in capturing alternatives and strengthening collaboration with a number of financial institution channels, she may also be liable for the shopper servicing capabilities in Hong Kong.

Wong is at the moment head of Asia liquidity gross sales in HSBC Asset Administration, a task she has been serving since July 2018, overseeing the liquidity enterprise throughout Asia with a monitor document of increasing the Asia liquidity enterprise.

Jasmine Hung

Individually, Hung, as head of pensions and retirement, Hong Kong, one other newly created function, will concentrate on the pensions and retirement section in Hong Kong, particularly liable for rising the Necessary Provident Fund enterprise in partnership with HSBC Trustees and HSBC Pensions. She may also be liable for protecting and growing native Occupational Retirement Schemes Ordinance Pension key shoppers.

A veteran within the asset administration trade with over 18 years of expertise, Hung joined HSBC Asset Administration from Worth Companions Group in 2017 and led the non-public financial institution gross sales crew in Hong Kong with a remit to increase the enterprise footprint with each HSBC World Non-public Financial institution and exterior non-public banks.


Henry Chui

The previous head of personal wealth at Nuveen, Henry Chui, has relocated from Hong Kong to Singapore to hitch non-public investments agency Companions Group.

AsianInvestor had beforehand broke the information that he was to go away Nuveen in September. Nuveen declined to remark on the time.

Chui has formally joined Companions Group as the top of personal wealth in Asia Pacific as of September, a spokesperson confirmed with AsianInvestor.

He’ll report back to Christian Wicklein, managing director and co-head of personal wealth. He will probably be liable for increasing the decade-old crew throughout Asia Pacific, the spokesperson mentioned, whereas declining to touch upon how giant the crew is.

His key tasks embody growing that non-public wealth technique, deepening shopper relationships and broadening distribution attain, and constructing a localized crew of client-facing professionals.

He replaces Victor Jung who left the agency in June after almost a decade with the corporate. He’s now the managing director and head of digital property at Hamilton Lane whereas primarily based in Switzerland.


US-headquartered non-public markets funding agency Hamilton Lane has expanded its presence in Singapore and appointed Kerrine Koh from BlackRock to steer its first head of Southeast Asia.

Koh will probably be primarily based in Singapore and joined the agency in August, a spokesperson instructed AsianInvestor. She experiences to vice-chair and head of Asia Juan Delgado-Moreira.

The Singapore workplace has eight professionals employed, up from simply two final 12 months. It has additional plans to rent extra folks “in varied capacities in funding roles”, the spokesperson mentioned with out specifying what number of.

Koh joins Hamilton Lane from BlackRock the place she was the top of other distribution for Southeast Asia, the place she was liable for distribution technique and shopper engagements on BlackRock’s different funding product suite, throughout shopper segments. She had been with BlackRock since 2010.

Earlier than becoming a member of BlackRock, Kerrine was liable for enterprise and product growth for different investments at UOB Asset Administration and held credit score evaluation and strategic funding roles inside United Abroad Financial institution.


Ben Sheehan

Ben Sheehan, abrdn’s senior funding specialist specializing in Asian equities, has left the agency this week after three years within the function, taking a break whereas in search of new alternatives, he introduced on his LinkedIn.

Sheehan joined abrdn in February 2019 in Hong Kong for a newly created senior fairness funding function, working with the corporate’s Asia Pacific equities and distribution groups to make sure funding information switch internally and externally, and assist drive its industrial technique. He relocated to Brisbane later within the function.

The agency mentioned it’s making an inside switch from London with international rising market and Asian equities expertise to fill Sheehan’s place. It’s also trying so as to add an extra headcount to the crew, which can double the scale of the equities funding specialist crew in Asia, a spokesperson instructed AsianInvestor.

Previous to abrdn, Sheehan labored at HSBC Asset Administration for almost 12 years in varied positions, together with senior product specialist for Asian equities and affiliate director for shopper providers.


Tom Clapham

American Century Investments has made numerous senior appointments within the Asia-Pacific area with the goal of enhancing its development on this key area.

Tom Clapham has been appointed head of APAC, following the retirement of Tony Archer, and can relocate to Sydney from Singapore.

Elizabeth Trinh

Elizabeth Trinh, who was beforehand head of Australia and New Zealand for American Century Investments, has been appointed to the newly created function of head of Hong Kong and South East Asia.

As well as, Michelle Kidd, who has been within the function of vice chairman of American Century’s Institutional Advisory Group since 2018, has been appointed to go of Australian and New Zealand institutional enterprise, whereas Alastair McKibbin will tackle the newly created function of head of Australian wholesale enterprise.

michelle kidd

Clapham joins American Century after serving Aviva Traders as its head of Asia, Shopper Group, for the final 5 years. He has 25 years’ expertise within the monetary providers trade, in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, holding positions with AXA Funding Managers, Macquarie Group and Deutsch Financial institution.

Trinh has been with American Century since 2010. Earlier than that, she was

Alastair McKibbin

with Macquarie Group the place she was an affiliate supervisor, and she or he has additionally labored as a tax marketing consultant at KPMG. Within the newly created function, she’s going to now be liable for additional increasing the corporate’s actively managed funding capabilities within the southeast Asian markets.

Kidd has 15 years’ expertise within the Australian institutional market, becoming a member of American Century from Affiliated Managers Group the place she labored for seven years in senior distribution roles. She has additionally labored with Traders Mutual as supervisor, analysis and institutional enterprise.

McKibbin has been with American Century Investments for over three years and can relocate to Sydney from New York the place he was vice chairman, international strategic relationships, specializing in Latin America. He joined American Century from State Avenue World Advisors the place he was head of ETF Managed Portfolio Options for the US SPDR ETF Enterprise.

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