ASI hires Australia and New Zealand institutional director

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has hired Vishal Sharma as its institutional director for Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, Sharma will be responsible for building relationships with institutional investors in the region, including superannuation funds and insurance companies. Sharma will report to Andrew Hendry, head of distribution for Asia Pacific and Brett Jolie, managing director for Australia. Sharma joins ASI from investment consultant, bfinance, and has over 15 years of experience in institutional sales and relationship management. His prior experience also includes stints at M&G Investments, Schroders and Legal & General Investment Management. Commenting on the appointment, Hendry said: “As an active investment manager, we have a vital role to play in the savings, retirement planning and financial eco-system. “During these uncertain times investors are facing significant disruption, so deepening client engagements has never been more critical for us,” he added. © 2020 funds global asia

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