MONEY MANAGEMENT

Vontobel adds executive director for Japanese institutional clients

Naohiko Tabei joined Vontobel Asset Management in Hong Kong as executive director, institutional clients and consultant relations, focused on growing the firm's client base in Japan.

It is a new position. Mr. Tabei will focus on banks and insurance companies in addition to the pension fund business the firm has been building since 2011, said a Hong Kong-based spokeswoman for the firm.

Mr. Tabei comes to Vontobel from PineBridge Investments, where he served as a senior vice president, head of institutional business, Japan.

A spokeswoman for PineBridge couldn't immediately say if that position had been filled.