BNY Mellon IM names APAC distribution head

Added 30th May 2016

The boutique manager has hired Invesco's ex-head of regional institutional sales.

BNY Mellon IM names APAC distribution head

Lindsay Wright will be based in Hong Kong and will lead the firm’s distribution efforts across financial institutions, governments, sovereign wealth funds and intermediaries in the region. 

The firm said Wright would also take on responsibility as co-head of APAC, alongside Doni Shamsuddin, chief product & operating officer, who was named co-head of APAC in January.

Both Wright and Shamsuddin will report to Matt Oomen, who is head of international distribution of the firm.

The firm said Wright has 30 years of experience in senior leadership and distribution roles. She previously worked with Invesco as regional head of institutional, alternatives and investment solutions. She was also co-CEO of Harvest Capital Management and CEO of Harvest Alternative Investments. She also worked at Deutsche Bank in a number of positions across the globe.

“[Wright] has an impressive track record in helping clients achieve their investment objectives and is a great addition to our APAC team,” said Oomen.

In addition, Nicolas Kopitsis has been named head of intermediary distribution Asia, ex-Japan, and is now based in Singapore.

Kopitsis was previously the country head for Switzerland of the firm. Kopitsis was appointed in February and will report to Wright.

BNY Mellon IM is a multi-boutique manager and currently has $1.6trn AUM, according to a firm statement. 

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