Peter Kim joined Manulife Asset Management as a managing director and head of institutional sales, Korea, confirmed Ginie Lam, a spokeswoman for Manulife.
The Hong Kong-based position is new.
Manulife Asset Management on Thursday announced it had obtained a cross-border investment advisory license in South Korea that will allow the money management firm to serve institutional investors there.
Mr. Kim will report to James Chen, managing director, head of institutional sales and relationship management, Asia.
Mr. Kim was a director of business development at Lapis Global, a Hong Kong-based investment management and advisory firm, Ms. Lam said.
A Lapis Global spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.