Nuveen makes seven appointments

Investment manager Nuveen has made seven new appointments and strengthened its leadership team in the Asia Pacific.

The new hires were in the Hong Kong and Sydney offices and spanned client services, fund management and sales.

The appointments come as part of the firm’s ongoing commitment and strategy to provide Asia Pacific clients with greater access to the firm’s services.

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The seven new appointments were:

  • Denise Ying, vice president international advisory services (IAS), responsible for supporting institutional clients in the Greater China region. She would report to Kelvin Cheung, managing director and chief operating officer, Asia Pacific and Middle East;
  • Betty Zhang and Mia Yang joined as assistant vice presidents in client services, also reporting to Cheung;
  • Jing Zhou, senior director in the alternatives and strategic transactions team – data centre solutions, and would contribute to the growth and management of Nuveen Real Estate’s alternative platform. Zhou would report to Carsten Kebeddies, Asia Pacific managing director and head of the alternatives and strategic transactions;
  • YoungJee Jang, fund management team associate, and would report to Louise Kavanagh, head of fund management, Asia Pacific. She would predominantly work on the region’s flagship real estate platform, the Asia Pacific cities strategy;
  • Anthea Trazzera, senior associate supporting transactional activity in the Australian market, and would report to Rick Marston; and
  • Carmen Hawkey, Asia pacific real estate debt team associate, and would report to Martin Priestley.

In Australia, Andrew Kleinig would take on expanded responsibilities as the head of the Australian office in addition to continuing to oversee the growth of Nuveen’s capital base via new and existing capital partners across equities, fixed income and private markets.

The renewed leadership line-up in its Asia Pacific real estate platform included:

  • Louise Kavanagh, head of funds management and chief investment officer (CIO) for Asia Pacific, overseeing the Nuveen real estate business in the region. Based in Hong Kong, she would be part of the global executive leadership team. She would continue to retain oversight on Nuveen’s Asia Pacific cities strategy; and
  • Rick Marston would become head of Australian transactions with an additional regional office sector role, he would report to Kavanagh.



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