PineBridge Investments appoints APAC distribution head

PineBridge distribution hires

11 January 2024
| By Jasmine Siljic |
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PineBridge Investments has named a new head of intermediary distribution for the APAC and EMEA regions to bring in the new year.

Effective 1 January 2024, Nicolas Kopitsis was internally appointed as the new intermediary distribution head for the two regions at the private global asset manager.

Prior to his promotion, Kopitsis was the head of intermediary distribution for Asia since he joined the firm in November 2021.

Kopitsis will now lead PineBridge’s APAC and EMEA intermediary business strategy in the Singapore-based position.

Additionally, he will oversee the company’s distribution of its investment products and capabilities to a range of clients. This includes private banks, family offices, retail banks, insurers and distribution platforms within the UK, Switzerland and key Asian markets.

Kopitsis holds more than two decades of investment experience in European and Asian markets. Prior to joining PineBridge over two years ago, he was the intermediary distribution head for Asia ex-Japan at BNY Mellon Investment Management Singapore for over five years.  

In this position, Kopitsis was responsible for managing operations, developing and delivering differentiated sales and product strategies for clients in the region.

His other previous roles include chief executive of BNY Mellon Investments Switzerland, senior vice president at Swiss firm Lombard Odier Investment Management and executive director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

According to PineBridge, the strategic alignment will assist the firm to consolidate its sale and marketing strategy, solutions and client servicing for private banking networks.

The internal appointment also represents PineBridge’s long-term growth strategy in the intermediary channel as it looks across international borders.

Over the past five years, the asset manager has witnessed a 50 per cent rise in its assets under management (AUM) as it hit over US$150 billion in AUM last year.

Sergio Ramirez, PineBridge chief revenue officer and head of global client group, said this represents a key milestone demonstrating PineBridge’s depth and scale.

“As we set our sights on the next phase of growth, we acknowledge the important role of the intermediary channel, especially private banks, in driving our continued expansion,” he explained.

“I am confident that, under Nicolas’ leadership, we will further extend the reach of our high-quality solutions and provide exceptional value to both new and existing clients in this crucial segment across both the APAC and EMEA regions.”
 

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