Joyce Koh has joined Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited (Nikko AM Asia) as Head of Marketing. Her appointment is effective immediately and is the most recent in a series of senior appointments at Nikko AM Asia, following Nikko AM’s acquisition of DBS Asset Management Ltd (“DBSAM”) in the last quarter of 2011.
Koh will be responsible for Nikko AM Asia’s marketing activities and branding initiatives in Southeast Asia. She joins Nikko AM from Fidelity Singapore where she spearheaded the firm’s marketing efforts from 2006 as a member of the firm’s pioneering team in Singapore. Prior to Fidelity, Ms Koh oversaw marketing and brand development as Brand and Communications Manager at AVIVA Singapore from January 2003.
Eleanor Seet (pictured), Nikko AM Asia’s President and Executive Director says: “We’re very pleased to welcome Joyce on board. Over the last three months, we’ve made a number of strategic appointments, from within Nikko AM and externally, which will be instrumental to the continued growth of our fund management and distribution capabilities within the region. As Nikko AM’s Asia ex Japan hub, our business here is strongly positioned to provide investment solutions in Asia ex-Japan equity and Asian fixed income to investors in Asia and elsewhere. Joyce’s deep experience and pioneering spirit will be a tremendous boost to our marketing initiatives within the region.”
Blair Pickerell, Nikko AM’s Head of Asia, says: “Joyce joins us at a dynamic time. Nikko AM’s acquisition of Tyndall Investments in Australia and DBSAM in Singapore in 2011 has catapulted Nikko AM into becoming Asia’s largest regional investment manager at a time when the Asian region is increasingly becoming one of the leading generators of wealth globally. Both businesses have successfully integrated with Nikko AM from a business platform and cultural perspective within a short time.”
Koh says: “I am excited to join Nikko AM when the firm is placing itself at the centre of Singapore and Asia’s asset management industry. This is an unparalleled opportunity indeed. I look forward to working with Nikko AM’s international team of industry veterans, who are building this firm to be the leading provider of investment solutions in Asia.”