Andrew Kleinig has joined TIAA-CREF Asset Management as director, institutional asset management business development-Asia Pacific.
The Sydney-based position is new.
Mr. Kleinig will lead the firm’s first distribution office in the Asia-Pacific region, cultivating relationships with institutional investors interested in real asset, real estate and responsible investing strategies, TIAA-CREF announced in a news release Thursday.
Mr. Kleinig comes to TIAA-CREF from Sydney-based Nanuk Asset Management, where he served as head of sales and investor relations.
Paul Chadwick, a director with Nanuk as well as head of sales and investor relations, couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
In September, TIAA-CREF Asset Management opened its first distribution office for the U.K. and Europe in London.
TIAA-CREF Asset Management had $866 billion in assets under management as of March 31.