Jane Fung joins PGI from Old Mutual

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

Principal Global Investors (PGI) has appointed Jane Fung as director, head of funds distribution Asia. She will officially join the firm on October 3.
Based in Hong Kong, Ms. Fung will be responsible for leading the firm’s UCITS and QIF funds distribution efforts in Asia by developing and growing its relationships with key intermediaries, including IFAs, fund selectors and key investment platforms, across asset classes. She will report to Kirk West, PGIs’ executive director international investments and Andrea Muller, chief executive Asia. Currently there are 29 funds offered by ten boutiques of PGI and the total assets under management of the firm were US$289.1 billion as of June 30 this year.
Ms. Muller said: “We see an excellent opportunity to grow our distribution business here in Asia and are thrilled to find someone of Jane’s calibre and expertise. Throughout her career, Jane has demonstrated her ability to devise and implement compelling and client-oriented sales strategies garnering proven results. Jane will make a valuable addition to our team and I have full confidence that she will spur growth for us in this segment and in the process, support the needs of a diverse clientele across the region. Principal Global Investors is committed to bringing exceptional advice and quality choices of funds to institutional investors, wholesalers, private banks, high net worth individuals and ultra-high net worth individuals globally, as demonstrated by the appointments of Jane to this role and of Gaurav Kumar as head of funds distribution Middle East in June this year.”
Prior to joining PGI, Ms. Fung was regional sales head, Asia for Old Mutual Global Investors where she was responsible for the company’s regional sales and marketing strategies. Prior to that, she held positions at Credit Agricole Asset Management Hong Kong and Baring Asset Management Hong Kong, where she was also responsible for sales and distribution.