NGAM makes multiple additions to Asia wholesale/retail team
27 May 2014
Category: News, Asia, Singapore
By Asia Asset Management
Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), which had AUM totalling US$899.9 billion as of March 31, has announced three new hires in Singapore focusing on its regional wholesale business, following the appointments of Marie Teo, head of institutional sales, Southeast Asia, and Davy Yuen, head of wholesale distribution, Hong Kong, last year.
Brenda Leow joined in May 2014 as associate director, wholesale/retail sales, in the Singapore office, reporting to Madeline Ho, managing director, head of wholesale fund distribution, Asia Pacific. She will be responsible for managing the private bank and retail bank accounts within the team. Ms. Leow has more than 13 years of experience in the asset management industry, ranging from sales and marketing, product development and client servicing. She joined from Fullerton Fund Management, where she worked for seven years as vice president in the business development team. Prior to this, she held roles in institutional sales and marketing and product development with Deutsche Asset Management and Société Générale Asset Management in Singapore.
Shae Kuek joined in January 2014 as senior sales manager, wholesale/retail sales. He is responsible for the business development and account management of the retail banks, independent financial advisers and insurance accounts in Singapore, also reporting to Ms. Ho. Mr. Kuek has more than 11 years of experience in the financial industry joining from Fidelity Worldwide Investment where he was a sales manager covering the wholesale distribution businesses in Singapore and Thailand for close to five years. Prior to that he was with Citibank Singapore for six years.
Jean Tan joined in April 2014 as regional head of marketing for Singapore and Hong Kong, also based in Singapore and reporting to Ms. Ho. She has more than 14 years of experience in the asset management industry, ranging from marketing, marketing communications, business and product development. Ms. Tan joined from Fidelity Worldwide Investment, where she was head of marketing and before that she was at UOB Asset Management as director, product development and marketing.
Ms. Ho said, “Our unique investment approach has strong appeal for wholesale distributors and their retail clients. Our expanded team will allow us to focus on developing our retail offering and serving this important channel. They are all industry veterans with more than ten years of experience, underscoring our commitment to growth across the region.”