PGIM hires China relationship chief

Great_wall_of_ChinaPGIM has appointed Sun Hao as head of its Institutional Relationship Group for China. Based in Shanghai, Hao’s focus will include building brand recognition and relationships with chief investment officers, other C-suite executives and key decision makers in top Chinese banks, pension plans and insurance companies, PGIM said in a statement on January 6, 2020. The role is newly created, and Hao will report to Philip Hsin, head of PGIM’s Institutional Relationship Group in Asia ex-Japan. Hao joins PGIM, the $1.3 trillion global investment management arm of Prudential Financial, from Legg Mason, where he served as the general manager for the firm’s Shanghai operations. His previous experience includes stints at AllianceBernstein, Amundi, PIMCO and ING Bank. Commenting on the appointment, David Hunt, chief executive of PGIM said: “As one of the fastest growing asset management markets globally, China is a key strategic priority.” He added: “As part of PGIM’s long-term commitment to the Chinese market, Sun’s appointment will deepen our existing client relationships, while also identifying new opportunities.” ©2020 funds global asia

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