Senior Appointments to APAC Made
Kansas City, Missouri
American Century Investments® has made a number of appointments in the Asia-Pacific region, bolstering its senior team as it continues its growth in the key market.
Tom Clapham has been appointed head of APAC, following the retirement of Tony Archer, and will relocate to Sydney from Singapore. Elizabeth Trinh, who was previously head of Australia and New Zealand for American Century Investments, has been appointed to the newly created role of head of Hong Kong and South East Asia.
In addition, Michelle Kidd, who has been vice president of American Century’s Institutional Advisory Group since 2018, has been appointed to head of Australian and New Zealand institutional business, while Alastair McKibbin will take on the newly created role of head of Australian wholesale business.
Jamie Downing, American Century’s global head of institutional business, says the new appointments further establish the firm’s commitment, expertise and offering in the Asia Pacific region.
“We have long seen the APAC region as an important market in our growth strategy and in the past few years have seen increasing interest across our boutiques, particularly in our actively managed equity and fixed income offerings.
“These appointments will ensure we continue to build strong and enduring relationships with investors in these markets, both institutional and wholesale, at a time when the skills and experience of our investment teams are increasingly valued by clients.”
Mr Clapham joins American Century from Aviva Investors where he was head of Asia, Client Group, a role he has held for almost five years. He has 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, including working with AXA Investment Managers, Macquarie Group and Deutsch Bank. He holds a Masters in Economics and International Business from the University of Sydney.
Ms Trinh has been with American Century since 2010. She joined from Macquarie Group where she was an associate manager and has also worked as a tax consultant at KPMG. In the newly created role, she will be responsible for further expanding the company’s actively managed investment capabilities in the southeast Asian markets. She holds a Bachelors in Commerce, Finance and Marketing from the University of Melbourne and a master’s degree through HKUST/NYU Master Science Global Finance.
Ms Kidd has 15 years’ experience in the Australian institutional market, joining American Century from Affiliated Managers Group where she worked for seven years in senior distribution roles. She has also worked with Investors Mutual as manager, research and institutional business. She holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Sydney.
Mr McKibbin has been with American Century Investments for over three years and will relocate to Sydney from New York where he was vice president, global strategic relationships, with a particular focus on Latin America. He joined American Century from State Street Global Advisors where he was head of ETF Managed Portfolio Solutions for the US SPDR ETF Business. He has also worked at State Street Global Advisors and AllianceBernstein in New York. He started his career in Australia in 2001, working at ING Australia and Colonial First State. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney.
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