Natixis Global Asset Management has strengthened its wholesale marketing and sales team in Singapore as it looks to register further funds in Hong Kong.
Among the three new hires, is Fullerton Fund Management’s Brenda Leow who joined Natixis this month in the role of associate director, wholesale/retail sales. She is responsible for managing the private bank and retail bank accounts within the team, the company said.
She has more than 13 years of experience in the asset management industry, including seven years as vice president in the business development team at Fullerton. Her stints also include roles in institutional sales and marketing and product development with Deutsche Asset Management and Société Générale Asset Management in Singapore.
Other appointments include Shae Kuek who most recently worked with Fidelity Worldwide Investments and who joined the company in January 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.
Jean Tan, who was also with Fidelity, joined Natixis in April as regional head of marketing for Singapore and Hong Kong.
All the three new hires report to Madeline Ho, managing director, head of wholesale fund distribution, Asia Pacific.
Speaking on the appointments, Ho said: “Our expanded team will allow us to focus on developing our retail offering and serving this important channel (wholesale distributors and their retail clients).”
Ho also said Natixis is “hoping” to register more funds in Hong Kong later this year.
NGAM currently has 16 retail funds registered in Singapore with SGD and/or SGD (hedged) share classes and five retail funds authorized in Hong Kong available to retail investors.