Nuveen opens Hong Kong office, expands APAC team
Nuveen has opened a Hong Kong office and expanded its distribution capabilities to better serve clients across the Asia Pacific region and broaden access to the firm’s platform of specialized investment expertise.
The Hong Kong office is led by Simon England-Brammer, senior managing director and head of Asia Pacific, who reports to John Panagakis, Nuveen’s head of international advisory services. England-Brammer was previously the head of institutional business at Invesco, covering South East Asia, Hong Kong and Korea.
“Asian investors, like investors across the globe, are seeking portfolio diversification, uncorrelated returns and income,” said Panagakis. “With Simon’s leadership, our Asia Pacific team will work with institutions to find the right solutions to those challenges, providing insights and access to the broadest range of outcome-oriented strategies, including customized approaches.”
The new office and team members will build on capabilities Nuveen already has in the Asia Pacific region. In 2015 the firm opened an office in Sydney. The Australia office is led by Andrew Kleinig, who will also report to England-Brammer.
Reporting to England-Brammer are Kelvin Cheung, Ying Li Tan and Jae Ho Chang. Cheung and Tan were previously with Invesco, while Chang joins from Nuveen’s TH Real Estate affiliate. The expanded Asia Pacific team will focus on institutional sales, business development and strategies throughout the Asia Pacific region.