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H2O AM appoints head of Apac distribution

The French asset manager has tapped former shareholder Natixis for the role.

Victor Kuoch has been hired as sales director and head of Asia Pacific (Apac) distribution. In his new role, Kuoch will be responsible for driving the company’s business development efforts in the region and leading sales activities across the Apac client landscape, according to a statement by the firm.

Kuoch joins H2O AM from Natixis IM in Singapore, where he served as director, leading the Apac multi-assets investment solutions team.

His career, which began in Paris and London, has been marked by a deep focus on customised asset allocation and portfolio construction solutions for clients.

Kuoch’s academic credentials include a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from Paris Dauphine University, complemented by his status as a CFA Charterholder.

H2O AM’s establishment in Singapore in 2019 was a strategic move and this presence has been instrumental in providing investment services and insights to Asian Pacific investors.

Babak Abrar, chief sales & marketing officer said: “Having [Kuoch) based locally in Singapore is a key advantage, allowing us to deeply engage with the market and respond more effectively to the unique needs of the region…Victor’s recruitment symbolises a substantial stride in fortifying our ties with investors.”

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