Carol Wong to head up Old Mutual’s Asia distribution platform

24 September 2013   Category: News, Asia, Hong Kong   By Asia Asset Management

Old Mutual Global Investors has announced that Carol Wong CFA will join the company as managing director, head of distribution, Asia in November (subject to regulatory approval). 
 
Based in its Hong Kong office, and reporting to Warren Tonkinson, head of global distribution, Ms. Wong will be responsible for developing Old Mutual Global Investors’ Asian strategy. Her core focus will be to expand the firm’s market share in key markets across Asia. 
 
Ms. Wong brings a wealth of investment industry and investment sales experience to the firm, having worked in the Asian investment management industry for 19 years. She has spent 15 years at BNP Investment Partners in Hong Kong. Having joined the company (at that time known as ABN AMRO Asset Management) as head of investment fund services in 1998, Ms. Wong was responsible for developing and executing business strategies including distribution, marketing, product and client servicing for Asia. She was appointed head of distribution, Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia in 2011; she managed a team of 12 people based in Hong Kong and Singapore. She started her career at HSBC in Hong Kong in 1992 and then joined Jardine Fleming Unit Trusts Limited, Hong Kong in 1995. She has been an executive committee member of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association for the past four years. 
 
Mr. Tonkinson comments: “Having completed the merger of Old Mutual Asset Managers and Skandia Investment Group earlier in 2013 to become Old Mutual Global Investors, we are now ready to broaden our international footprint. We already have a solid base and a wealth of experience from which to capitalise on our Asian growth strategy and we have ambitions to vigorously expand our presence in the region. Carol’s appointment demonstrates that we are committed to implementing our strategy and broadening our market share. I believe that Carol’s valuable local asset management experience will be a powerful addition to our arsenal.”