Edwin Tan will take over responsibilities in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
The partnership hopes to narrow the health protection gap.
Economic recovery has boosted the performance of conventional energy products since the beginning of the year, according to Morningstar data.
Mutual funds are increasingly popular in the South-east Asian country in line with the evolution of its financial markets, says Eastspring Investments.
It aims to be the leading asset manager in the country within the next five years.
Other plans include offering its globally-listed ETFs to investors in Southeast Asia.
ETF inflows in recent years have made Vietnam’s large-cap stocks more expensive, according to Dragon Capital.
Despite market headwinds, the Hong Kong-based firm believes it will get traction with two products at opposite ends of the risk spectrum.
The main risk is not from the US-China trade tension, which Vietnam could actually benefit from, according to Quynh Le Yen, Ho Chi Minh-based portfolio manager at Dragon Capital.
Barings’ head of Asean equities Soo Hai Lim expects an expansion of the tourism industry and economic growth potential in Vietnam to support the equity market.