ING’s Asia Pacific head moves to BNY Mellon

Former Asia Pacific CEO at ING Investment Management (ING IM), Alan Harden, has moved to the asset management arm of rival banking group BNY Mellon.

Based in Hong Kong, in a newly created position at the firm, from 1 June Harden became chief executive for Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Asset Management.

He is responsible for distribution, strategic, financial and operational plans, and sales across the region. He will support client relationships, including sovereign wealth funds.

He becomes part of BNY Mellon’s executive committee, made up of the heads of each of its businesses in the region. He will also work with Asia Pacific chairman, Steve Lackey, to promote awareness of BNY Mellon’s activities.

Since 2008, Harden was chief executive of ING IM’s Asia Pacific business, which has 1,200 staff in 10 countries, and $85bn in assets under management. For five years before that, he was chief executive at Alliance Trust Plc. Prior to that role, he headed up Asia Pacific for Citigroup Asset Management for three years.

Harden reports to Curtis Arledge, vice chairman of BNY Mellon and chief executive of BNY Mellon Investment Management, which includes its asset management and wealth management businesses.

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