Schroders has appointed Amy Cho as chief executive officer for its Hong Kong business, effective 3 December 2018. Cho succeeds Chris Durack who after three years in Hong Kong is returning to Australia to assume the position of CEO Australia at Schroders.
In addition to the Hong Kong CEO position, Cho will take on the newly created role of regional head of Intermediary Clients, as Schroders recognises the importance of further developing its client relationships across Asia Pacific, reflecting the substantial changes the asset and wealth management industry is facing. This will happen in close collaboration with Showbhik Kalra, regional head of Intermediary and Product, and country heads across the region.
Chris Durack, in addition to his new position as Australia CEO, will continue to oversee the Institutional business across the region, as he has done for the last three years.
Cho, who has over 25 years of industry experience, joins from Pictet where she was managing director and regional head of Business Development, APAC ex Japan and General Manager for Hong Kong and Taiwan. Prior to that, she has held senior positions at First State Investments, HSBC Asset Management and Citibank.