Global fixed-income asset manager Western Asset has appointed John InGeun Kim as client service executive to oversee its Korean client base and assist in the growth of the firm’s institutional clients across the Asia-Pacific region.
Kim will report to Michael Dale, head of client service & marketing, Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan). Prior to joining Western Asset, Kim was head of institutional business at BlackRock Korea and a senior manager of the external fund management team in the Bank of Korea's reserve management group.
“Kim brings a wealth of experience of more than two decades in the investment management industry,” Dale says. “His established track record and extensive knowledge of both investment markets and the industry make him a great fit for this role.”
Western Asset has US$448 billion of assets under management.