The role covers a range of institutional clients, including family offices - an increasingly important segment in Asia.
International investment house Barings has appointed Lydia Wu as a head of institutional distribution, Greater China and Southeast Asia, with immediate effect. The role involves dealing with clients including family offices.
Wu is responsible for developing and managing client relationships and raising institutional capital across Greater China and South-East Asia.
Wu, who is based in Hong Kong, will report to Jon Millin, head of Asia-Pacific distribution.
Prior to this role, Wu was at Oaktree Capital where she was senior vice president, Greater China. Before that she worked at BNY Mellon, State Street Global Advisors and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
“Barings is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and innovative solutions to meet evolving clients’ needs in the Asia-Pacific region,” Millin said. “I am confident that Lydia and our well-established team will help strengthen and grow our business in the region by providing customised solutions for clients.”
Barings oversees more than $345 billion of client money and is a subsidiary of MassMutual.