Last updated: 06:20 / Friday, 20 March 2015
Asia Strategy Adviser

Old Mutual Global Investors Makes Asian Appointment

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Old Mutual Global Investors Makes Asian Appointment
  • Old Mutual Global Investors has announced that Simon MacKinnon has been appointed to the newly created consultancy role of Asia Strategy Adviser, with effect from February 2015
  • MacKinnon will provide strategic advice and support to Old Mutual Global Investors and Old Mutual International, part of Old Mutual Wealth, in respect of their ambitious Asia Pacific expansion plans
  • Old Mutual Global Investors is actively expanding into selected key international markets in order to support its global client base

Old Mutual Global Investors has announced that Simon MacKinnon has been appointed to the newly created consultancy role of Asia Strategy Adviser, with effect from February 2015.

Reporting to Julian Ide, CEO at Old Mutual Global Investors, MacKinnon will provide strategic advice and support to Old Mutual Global Investors and Old Mutual International, part of Old Mutual Wealth, in respect of their ambitious Asia Pacific expansion plans.

This role will include working closely with Ide and Carol Wong, managing director, head of Distribution Asia, on the operating model needed in the region as well as identifying and supporting the recruitment of future key appointments. He will also assist Old Mutual International in the development of their footprint in the Asia Pacific region.

Old Mutual Global Investors is actively expanding into selected key international markets in order to support its global client base. Over the last two years, the business has significantly enhanced its capabilities in the Asia Pacific region. The appointment of Simon follows the creation of a new Asian Equities Team in October 2014 which will be based in Hong Kong during Q2 2015.

This team is headed by Josh Crabb, and also includes specialist China Equities portfolio manager Diamond Lee, who joined the business in November 2014.  In addition, Old Mutual Global Investors recently completed the build-out of the Hong Kong based Asian Distribution Team, under the leadership of Carol, and has a strong relationship with Capital Gateway, a Master Agent in Taiwan.

MacKinnon has experience across a variety of businesses in Asia and the UK including leadership and investor roles today in financial services, healthcare, clean-tech and education.  Among other roles, he is currently Chairman of Sinophi Healthcare, Non-Executive Director of London Bridge Capital and Non-Executive Chairman China of Modern Water PLC and Xeros PLC.

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