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Style Research expands in Asia Pacific

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Style Research, a specialist in factor-based equity analytics and portfolio communications, is investing further in Asia Pacific by opening offices in Melbourne and Tokyo and hiring Jamie Spark (pictured), as Managing Director for the region.

For over 20 years, Style Research has been creating and evolving style, risk and performance analytics for equity portfolios. With a client base of over 300 investment institutions in nearly 30 countries, including 16 of the world’s top 25 asset managers, Style Research continues to expand its expertise on a global scale. 
 
The appointment of Spark, who has worked in the funds services industry for 27 years, with leadership positions at OneVue Fund Services, Citigroup, RBC, and several boutique service providers, signals the firm’s growth plans in region. He will be based in the Melbourne office.
 
Style Research has also appointed CJ Zou as Client Relationship Manager, Asia Pacific. Zou will be based out of the Tokyo office.
 
The company’s direct presence in Asia Pacific opens up several new opportunities for customers, including access to a range of expertise and skills available through a broader, dedicated client support team.
 
“Jamie and CJ are key to better serving the Asia Pacific and expanding our foothold in the region,” says Kirsten English, CEO of Style Research. “With their expertise and leadership, we’ll ensure that current and future clients can access our full suite of analytical solutions, and deploy new products designed for the unique challenges of the region.”
 
The firm recently launched Peer Insights, a solution that allows investment professionals to directly compare portfolios based on objective style factors, removing much of the speculation and hyperbole that exists in the industry through its independent perspective.
 
“When Kirsten approached me with an offer to join Style Research, the choice was clear,” says Spark. “Fund managers, asset owners and investment consultants in APAC need intuitive and approachable tools to form clear insights that lead to confident decisions. Style Research’s team is already servicing blue-chip firms in the region, and I’m eager to lead the charge for the expanded team.”
 
Style Research is headquartered in the UK with offices in the US, Canada and now Asia Pacific. The firm provides a range of online tools for investment professionals to evaluate and understand the drivers of portfolios using factors in a number of ways: market trends for factors, peer group comparison of funds, and detailed portfolio analysis. 

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