Principal Global Investors enhances North Asian institutional client support
Today, Principal announced Lesley Lo as Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales, North Asia, Principal Global Investors (Hong Kong) Limited to lead its North Asian institutional sales team, driving strategic client efforts and positioning Principal’s suite of investment capabilities in the region.
“Client understanding and intimacy continues to be a top priority for us in Principal and across North Asia, ensuring we continue to meet their needs and anticipate their demands,” said Kirk West, Executive Director, International Business and Clients, Principal Global Investors. “Lesley’s strong track record of building long-term relationships with institutional investors is invaluable to serving our current and potential clients in the market.”
Lo comes to Principal from MetLife Investment Management where she led the team to expand existing institutional client and consultant relationships and build their asset management business in the Asia ex Japan Region, focusing on the insurance and official institutions client segments. Previously, she spent close to 11 years at BNP Paribas Asset Management where she held various management, senior regional business development, and client services roles. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder.
In North Asia, Principal Global Investors manages more than $13 billion on behalf of institutional and retail clients across real estate, global equities, and fixed income as of March 31, 2020. The team is dedicated to providing excellence in fund management and assisting clients in achieving their wealth management objectives.
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