Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) announced that Michael Levin will be joining the company as head of Asia.
The role is a newly-created position and Levin is expected to join the firm in July, a company spokesperson told FSA.
“We are pleased to welcome Michael to MSIM. His appointment reflects our positive outlook on the Asia asset management opportunity and our commitment to continuing to build out our MSIM platform in the region,” said Dan Simkowitz, head of investment management at Morgan Stanley.
“Michael will lead our strong Asia team and we look forward to leveraging his deep experience and relationships to further grow our presence.”
Based in Hong Kong, Levin will be responsible for overseeing MSIM’s regional investment management business with a focus on new market and product opportunities.
Levin has been in the industry for over 25 years and was most recently managing director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
He has also worked at Credit Suisse for a decade, where he held various positions including head of asset management for both Asia Pacific and the Americas. In addition, he was a co-founder of AsiaCrest Capital and Metropolitan Venture Partners.
MSIM has more than 1,300 investment professionals around the world and has $1.4trn of assets under management as of end March.