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BNP Paribas, Vontobel, Deutsche Bank bolster leadership

BNP Paribas Asset Management names Singapore CEO; Vontobel hires new Apac head; Deutsche Bank sharpens ESG focus.
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BNP Paribas Asset Management appoints Singapore head

Angelia Chin-Sharpe will relocate to become BNP Paribas’ Singapore CEO, subject to regulatory approval, according to the French asset manager.

She will continue to report to Steven Billiet, Asia Pacific CEO, head of global client group and member of the executive committee.

“[Chin-Sharpe’s] experience in leading the firm’s Malaysia office enables her to have an acute understanding of business development across Southeast Asian markets under her remit,” said Billiet.

“She will be instrumental in ensuring continuity and maintain focus on delivering sustainable investment returns for clients in the targeted region.”

In her new role, Chin-Sharpe is responsible for accelerating and strengthening the firm’s Southeast Asia business, while driving BNP Paribas Asset Management’s sustainable solution offerings across client groups in the region.

She succeeds Christian Bucaro, who has left the firm to pursue external opportunities.

Chin-Sharpe has over 20 years of experience in banking, capital markets and asset management, and has been the head of BNP Paribas Asset Management in Malaysia since 2007, an entity she helped to set up and develop.

Vontobel Asset Management hires new Apac head

Lee Wei Kai joins the Swiss asset manager from Stone Harbor Investment Partners to spearhead the business in Apac.

He boasts 18 years of industry experience in covering large asset owners and consultants across the region, including working as a partner, head of Asia Pacific at Stone Harbor, as well as holding previous roles at UBS Asset Management in Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

He takes over the role at Vontobel from Ulrich Behm, who will be leading the firm’s intermediary and partnerships channels in Switzerland.

Deutsche Bank names ESG investment chief

The German bank announced that current global head of its CIO Office, Markus Müller, will also take on the role as ESG chief investment officer.

Müller will drive the firm’s ESG agenda by working with the regional CIOs, the strategy team as well as the newly-formed product platforms and sustainable solutions group.

Based in Frankfurt, he will continue to report to Christian Nolting, global CIO.

“As Deutsche Bank progresses in its journey to become a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) solutions, we require an ever-deeper focus on the topic to meet our client needs and address future ESG developments within our CIO Office,” said the firm in an announcement.

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