Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has opened an office in Singapore.
The new office is led by Natasha Mora, managing director for Asia ex-Japan. The firm said the office will expand LGIM’s coverage for existing and prospective clients in the region.
LGIM also announced that it has expanded its distribution team with Gerald Koh appointed head of wholesale for Asia ex-Japan. Koh reports to Mora and will lead the development of LGIM’s wholesale business across the region and oversee client acquisition and support across private banks, wealth managers and other intermediaries.
Meanwhile, Heston Goh has joined as sales director for southeast Asia institutions. He reports to Jackson Loi, head of institutional sales for Asia ex-Japan.
LGIM’s Singapore office also hosts the firm’s Asia ex-Japan investment stewardship team, which is led by Trista Chen. Chen reports to Michael Marks, head of responsible investment integration.
“While we have been servicing institutional clients in the Asia Pacific region for over a decade, our new office in Singapore will add depth, business capability, investment expertise and brand profile in Asia, complementing our existing presence in Hong Kong and Tokyo,” said Michelle Scrimgeour, chief executive officer of LGIM.
“Due to the city-state’s regional influence and connectivity worldwide, opening an office in Singapore is an important milestone in our international growth strategy. This new local office affirms our commitment to the region, allows us to pursue new business opportunities and will elevate our ESG advocacy across Asia.”