CHINA - Global Pensions has exclusively learnt that New Star International will appoint Francis Leach in a newly created position to develop and manage institutional relationships within the Asia Pacific region.
Based in Hong Kong, Leach will work closely with Louis Poon to jointly develop the Hong Kong market.
It means Poon, who has been developing New Star’s presence in the market over the past years, will continue to be responsible for sales in Hong Kong along with Leach.
New Star International’s managing director Philip Goldsmith, said the company would be able to draw on Leach’s expertise at a time when it was placing more attention on the region.
Prior to joining New Star, Leach was a private client stockbroker with Hargreave Hale in London where he was responsible for acquiring new clients and marketing Hargreave Hale funds to UK and overseas institutions.
He has also worked for companies such as Jardine Fleming and JP Morgan.
Commenting on his move, Leach said he looked forward to bringing the company’s funds to Asian-based investors where he believes there is an appetite for them.
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