Stewart Investors appointed Elizabeth Trinh as head of institutional distribution for Asia-Pacific, the firm announced in a statement on Oct. 4.
She started on Sept 11. She will relocate to Singapore from Hong Kong next year, the statement said.
In the newly created role, she drives the institutional client strategy in APAC for the business and reports to business head Hugh O'Neill, who is based in Singapore. Her appointment was made in recognition of the rising institutional demand for quality and sustainability focused investment solutions in the region, the statement said.
Stewart Investors is an $18 billion, active, long-only equity manager focused on sustainable investing with offices in Edinburgh, London, Singapore, New York, and Sydney. It is a part of First Sentier Investors, which had $148.3 billion in assets as of June 30 in assets under management.
Trinh joined from American Century Investment Management (Asia-Pacific), where she, as one of its first APAC employees 14 years ago, grew the firm's presence in the region and was most recently its head of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Her duties will be taken over by Tom Clapham, head of Asia-Pacific, along with members of the Hong Kong team, on an interim basis, a spokesperson said.