Mabel Chan has been appointed as head of retail distribution, Asia – a new role for the company.
Chan joins the firm from UBP Asset Management (Asia) where she was head of distribution, Asia ex-Japan. Prior to this, she held senior distribution positions at BNP Investment Partners Asia and Invesco Asset Management Asia. Chan is due to join Henderson today (3 October) based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Henderson has also appointed Shiro Tsubota as chief executive, Japan replacing Takashi Muramatsu who has taken the role of executive adviser. Henderson said Muramatsu has managed its Japan business, and before that Gartmore’s, for seven years and his “continued support will be crucial in ensuring a successful handover of command”.
Tsubota meanwhile, joins the company from PIMCO where he was head of operations for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to PIMCO, he held senior positions at Deutsche Asset Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He joined Henderson on 1 October and is based in Tokyo.
Both Chan and Tsubota will report to Alex Henderson, managing director, Asia, who said: “Henderson has its sight set on Asia to be a key region for future development. Clearly, the centre of gravity for both private wealth and institutional fund management is shifting towards Asia and we as fund managers need to recognise our clients’ needs and redefine our approach to the Asian markets.”