The emerging market affiliate of Legg Mason has appointed investments staff in London and is looking to expand in Hong Kong, while adding further EM and Asia ex-Japan strategies to its stable.
The Swiss private bank poaches Vincent Wang, Liew Chin Choy and Charles Yeoh from competitors to strengthen its offering in Asia.
Christopher Todd Burgess will head up the newly formed international desk and run the external asset manager business.
The group''s alternative investment arm is expanding its fund of hedge funds business in Hong Kong.
China licenses the first insurance asset management company with a foreign shareholder.
Robert Watts is the new regional COO.
Zurich International Life is having a good year, despite the economic slowdown.