Zurich-headquartered asset manager Gam Investments has hired Terence Bong to lead client activities for Singapore and the south-east Asia region from the firm’s newly opened office in Singapore.
Bong was previously head of wholesale for south-east Asia at Templeton Asset Management, where he was responsible for distribution to private banks, financial advisers, insurance companies and consumer banks across the city state.
Gam said the appointment and office “underscores the importance of the Asia-Pacific region” to the firm.
It already has offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.
Demand for sustainable solutions
Bong will report to Rossen Djounov, head of Asia Pacific, who commented: “We are excited to welcome Terence to Gam, who brings deep experience of Singapore and the south-east Asia region.”
Group chief executive Peter Sanderson added: “The establishment of an office in Singapore, together with Terence’s appointment, represents an important strategic step for the firm.
“We are planning to grow our business in Asia, including by responding to the growing demand for sustainable solutions in the region.”