Based in the Hong Kong office, Bo Kratz is responsible for Northern Trust asset management activities across Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan. Northern Trust’s asset management team in the region includes global equity index portfolio management and global equity dealing from Hong Kong, as well as investment strategy, relationship management and sales teams based in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.
Kratz has more than 20 years of experience in asset management, the past 11 years in leadership roles based in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Before joining Northern Trust, Kratz most recently managed Permal's Asia business, with responsibility for the group's offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Prior to that, he held a number of senior and regional roles with ABN Amro Asset Management in Asia, and led the firm's sales, product and marketing efforts. A native of Sweden, Kratz has also worked as a financial analyst, head of research, portfolio manager and chief investment officer, at Alfred Berg Asset Management and H. Lunden Fondkommission based in Stockholm, Sweden.
He holds a bachelor of arts from Gothenburg School of Economics (Sweden) and a master of business administration from Warwick Business School (England).
George Hindmarsh is a Senior Vice President of The Northern Trust Company and Head of Business Development for the Asia Pacific region.
Based in Singapore, he is responsible for leading the company's growth in asset servicing for corporations, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, government entities, superannuation funds, asset managers and other institutional clients in the region. He brings in-depth technical expertise and knowledge of current market best practices and regulatory landscape from his vast global experience.
George has 15 years of banking industry experience and joined Northern Trust in August 2012 from Citi Transaction Services, where he was most recently Director Head of UK Investor Services Product covering various product functions and client segments. His experience includes positions at Citi as Head of the Asia Sales Desk, based in London, where he was responsible for securing asset servicing mandates from European financial institutions investing into Asia, and in asset servicing sales and relationship management, based in Hong Kong. Previously, he held client relationship roles for HSBC in Hong Kong and Canada.
In 2009, George was named Top 100 Rising Stars in Finance in EMEA by Financial News. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada.