Natixis Global Asset Management has strengthened its wholesale marketing and sales team in Singapore as it looks to register further funds in Hong Kong.
Manulife Singapore has appointed Naveed Irshad as its president and chief executive.
Neuberger Berman has strengthened its marketing and sales team in Asia as it looks to expand its operations in the region.
Manulife has poached Kai Sotorp, UBS Global Asset Management’s chief executive for the Asia Pacific region for a newly created role of executive vice president and global head of wealth and asset management.
First State Investments has created two new roles within its Asia institutional business development team.
Threadneedle Investments has poached in Henderson’s Grace Chow for the role of head of marketing and communications for Asia Pacific as the fund house seek to expand its operations in Asia.
Henderson Global Investors is building up its emerging market investment capabilities as it prepares to launch products catering to that asset class.
Lombard Odier Investment Managers has appointed Jean-Louis Nakamura chief investment officer for the Asia Pacific region, as it continues to develop its business there.
In a major reshuffle of top management portfolios, BlackRock has announced that it has appointed Ryan Stork as head of its Asia Pacific operations effective from 1 June.
Fullerton Fund Management has strengthened its equities investments team with three key hires and also has plans to launch new funds.