Standard Life expands team in Singapore

Standard Life Investments has appointed a new team and CEO in Singapore, marking a significant step in the company’s global growth strategy and commitment to Asia Pacific.

The team in the new Singapore office comprises Choon Wah Wong as CEO Standard Life Investments (Singapore) and head of Asia Pacific Real Estate; Ted Roy, deputy fund manager; Jason Lam, associate investment director of Asia Wholesale Sales; and Tervinder Chal, head of Asia Pacific Real Estate Finance and Operations.

In addition to the Singapore team, Mark Baker, fund manager for Emerging Market Debt has moved from London to Hong Kong, bringing further fund management expertise to Standard Life Investments’ Asia Pacific team.

Rod Paris, CEO and executive director, Standard Life Investments, said: “The new team led by Choon Wah, along with our growing Asia Pacific team, will strengthen our regional franchise and extend our global investment and product manufacturing capability. Building presence on the ground in Singapore allows us to be closer to investors and gain deeper insight into regional markets.”

Standard Life Investments is one of Europe’s largest real estate investors, managing $20.7bn of assets in direct real estate, public listed real estate and real estate debt globally – including over 650 direct real estate assets in 15 countries worldwide.

New appointment at Standard Life Wealth

Meanwhile, Standard Life Wealth, the discretionary fund manager, has announced the appointment of Shona Sklaroff as the new head of Business Management and Strategy.

Reporting directly to CEO Richard Charnock, Sklaroff will have responsibility for managing Standard Life Wealth’s business and strategic plan, governance framework and communication strategy and will form part of the Leadership team based in Edinburgh.

“We have ambitious plans to grow our business and Shona is an excellent addition, given her proven track record in leading high performing teams,” Charnock said.

Shona joins Standard Life Wealth from Bank of Scotland where she was senior area manager of mid-market corporate business.

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