NEW YORK–Nuveen, a TIAA company and leading global investment manager, has opened a Hong Kong office and expanded its distribution capabilities to better serve clients across the Asia-Pacific region and broaden access to the firm’s platform of specialized investment expertise.
The Hong Kong office is led by Simon England-Brammer, Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific, who reports to John Panagakis, Nuveen’s Head of International Advisory Services. England-Brammer was previously the Head of Institutional Business at Invesco, covering South East Asia, Hong Kong and Korea.
The new office and team members build on capabilities Nuveen already has in the Asia Pacific region. In 2015 the firm opened an office in Sydney. The Australia office is led by Andrew Kleinig, who will also report to England-Brammer.
“Asian investors, like investors across the globe, are seeking portfolio diversification, uncorrelated returns and income,” said Panagakis. “With Simon’s leadership, our Asia-Pacific team will work with institutions to find the right solutions to those challenges, providing insights and access to the broadest range of outcome-oriented strategies, including customized approaches.”
Nuveen’s Advisory Services brings together the firm’s product, distribution and marketing teams in solutions-focused platform that works to understand client needs and provide investments, insights and best-in-class service.
Reporting to England-Brammer are Kelvin Cheung, Ying Li Tan and Jae Ho Chang. Cheung and Tan were previously with Invesco, while Chang joins from Nuveen’s TH Real Estate affiliate. The expanded Asia-Pacific team will focus on institutional sales, business development and strategies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. They join a dedicated global distribution platform with deep experience in delivering investment solutions for institutional clients across real assets, real estate, alternatives, yield-oriented and environmental, social and governance strategies, and multi-asset solutions.
Nuveen offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. As the asset management business of TIAA, Nuveen has more than $900 billion in assets under management as of 6/30/17 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies.