Henry Choon hired by GAM Holding Group as head of Asia Pacific
27 September 2013
Category: News, Asia, Hong Kong
By Asia Asset Management
The GAM Holding Group has appointed Henry Choon to the position of head of Asia Pacific with responsibility for distribution and marketing of the group’s investment products and strategies in the Asia ex-Japan region.
Mr. Choon will be based in Hong Kong and will join on November 4. In his role, he will lead the market development activities for the group in Asia ex-Japan. He will cover both the institutional and intermediary markets as well as private clients, reporting to Craig Wallis, group head of distribution and marketing. The group has had a presence in the region since 1985, and currently employs around 45 people in its Hong Kong office.
During his career, Mr. Choon has held a number of senior management positions in the asset management industry. Before joining GAM, Mr. Choon was employed at Lazard Asset Management in Hong Kong. He was appointed as a managing director responsible for establishing a regional office in Hong Kong and setting and executing Lazard’s regional business strategy. Prior to this role he was employed at Lehman Brothers Investment Management Hong Kong as head of North Asian investment business. Henry has also worked at Citigroup Asset Management in Hong Kong, as the institutional and co-head of retail Asia business, ex-Japan.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Wallis said: “I am delighted that Henry Choon will be joining our group. Our high-quality investment products meet the discerning needs of local clients and a number of our strategies offer us real potential to grow our recognition in Asia. Henry’s extensive industry and market expertise will be a significant benefit to both GAM and clients.”