Kyoko Altman to head up BNY Mellon IM’s APAC communications

14 January 2014   Category: News, Asia, Hong Kong   By Asia Asset Management

BNY Mellon Investment Management has appointed Kyoko Altman as head of Asia Pacific (APAC) communications and public relations for its investment management business.

She will build a communication strategy that helps position the company’s US$1.5 trillion global asset manager in the region. Based in Hong Kong, Ms. Altman joins the firm’s APAC investment management executive committee and reports to Alan Harden, chief executive officer for BNY Mellon Investment Management Asia Pacific.

In her newly created role, Ms. Altman will drive external communication with media, government, industry and the community for the investment management business. She will also oversee internal communications that includes investment ideas and thought leadership initiatives across the firm.

Ms. Altman joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) where she drove strategic projects in APAC with a focus on client prioritisation, communication and distribution strategy as well as sales force management.

Prior to GSAM, Ms. Altman worked as a correspondent and anchor for CNN, CNBC and as a global news-magazine correspondent for Japan’s top-ranked news programme “News Station” on TV Asahi. She served as a correspondent in Tokyo, Paris, Washington, Shanghai and Hong Kong reporting the key financial and political stories from over 20 countries.

APAC CEO Mr. Harden said: “Kyoko’s experience as a journalist – not just reporting finance and business but also politics having covered the White House, the European Commission, as well as China and Japan’s political machinery – gives her an in-depth understanding of how media, government and business intersect globally. Her experience with management at GSAM equips her to assess what’s critical in the investment management business. It’s a combination that will enable her to pursue a unique communication strategy that will help solidify our firm’s reputation as we expand and launch new businesses in Asia.”