To support its continued focus on China, Northern Trust Asset Management has appointed Benze Lam as head of the Greater China region. In this newly created role, Lam will lead a team of relationship and sales experts dedicated to supporting Northern Trust Asset Management's clients across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
"As asset owners in the region continue to grow both in size and sophistication, we see increasing appetite from investors for Northern Trust's range of innovative investment solutions," said Bo Kratz, head of Northern Trust Asset Management in Asia-Pacific. "Benze's extensive knowledge and experience across the region will support our focus on this important market and underlines our commitment to the region."
Lam has more than 13 years of experience working with institutional investors in Asia-Pacific. In his new role as a senior leader in the region, Lam will have a key role in asset management business strategy across Asia-Pacific and in particular, Greater China. He will be based in Hong Kong and report to Bo Kratz, head of Asia-Pacific at Northern Trust Asset Management.
Most recently, Lam was head of sales for China offshore at UBS Global Asset Management, where he drove sales activity, focused on sovereign wealth investors and Qualified Domestic Institutional Investors in China. He has also held various roles at FIL Investment Management (Fidelity), State Street and Morgan Stanley. Lam is also a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
From its asset management hub in Hong Kong, Northern Trust Asset Management provides global equity index portfolio management and global equity dealing, as well as investment strategy and relationship management. It has representatives located across the region in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
Northern Trust has an established network of seven offices across Asia-Pacific, most recently opening an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has strong relationships with some of the regions largest central banks, sovereign wealth funds, government agencies, and corporations.
Asset Management at Northern Trust comprises Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc. and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.
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