Schroders has made several changes across its Asia Pacific team in a bid to strengthen its client-facing capabilities.
Its current Apac head of client group, Szu Yi Chin, will now oversee wealth managers, financial advisers, platforms, private banks and product as head of wealth for Apac, the global investment firm detailed in an announcement on 21 July.
Meanwhile, Katherine Cox, who has been the firm’s Apac head of strategic clients, product and private banks, has now been appointed as its global head of long-term asset owners. Her role involves ensuring the delivery of high standards of service to official institutions, sovereign wealth funds and endowments.
Both Cox and Chin will carry out their duties from their current base in Singapore.
In another move, Lily Choh, the firm’s CEO for Singapore, has had a broadening of her role to oversee Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and India as head of south Asia.
Similarly, the firm’s Hong Kong CEO and Apac head of strategy, Gopi Mirchandani, has been named head of north Asia. Her area of focus will now include Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. She will also retain her role as head of strategy for Apac.
David Guo, head of China and Simon Doyle, head of Australia and CIO for Schroders, will continue with their roles and report to Chris Durack, the firm said.
Durack, who is currently head of Apac, as well as Karine Szenberg, head of Europe and global head of product and marketing, have been appointed co-heads of Schroders’ client group.
The duo will retain overall responsibility for their regions and will report to Peter Harrison, group chief executive.
In their new roles, Durack and Szenberg will be responsible for leading the client group and driving growth across the business. They will also work closely with the investment teams to deliver the best investment outcomes for clients and collaborate across the business to provide superior support to clients.