Edmund Chong joined Baring Asset Management as head of sales, client service and business development-distribution for Asia ex-Japan, a spokeswoman said.
Mr. Chong replaced Marco Tang, who left Barings last year, the spokeswoman said. Further details about Mr. Tang were not available by press time.
Mr. Chong is based in Hong Kong, and reports to Gerry Ng, CEO for Asia ex-Japan.
“(Mr. Chong) brings deep experience of the industry and our key distributors to the firm and joins to lead the mutual fund distribution business at an exciting time as we prepare to launch the Barings Hong Kong domiciled fund range,” Mr. Ng said in a news release.
Mr. Chong was previously head of sales for HSBC Global Asset Management’s wholesale business, covering Asia. He was based in Hong Kong. A spokeswoman for HSBC GAM said the firm is in the process of recruiting for a replacement.