Manulife Asset Management appointments to strengthen client and distribution partner relationships across wealth management offerings

Press Release | December 8, 2015
HONG KONG – Manulife Asset Management (Manulife AM) today announced the appointment of Wendy Lim as CEO, Manulife Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Manulife AM (Singapore)) subject to the approval of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and Bonnie Lam as Head of Partnership Development, Wealth and Asset Management, Hong Kong.
Singapore is a key strategic market for Manulife AM, and Wendy will oversee the growth and development of the company’s overall wealth and asset management business in the market. She will work hand-in-hand with life insurance and distribution partners to develop and deliver investment solutions across the mutual fund, pension and investment-linked insurance platforms to meet investor needs in the Singapore market. 

Manulife AM has a strong network of institutional clients in Singapore and the local office acts as a complementary hub for Wealth and Asset Management’s ASEAN operations. In particular, Wendy will work closely with bank partners to ensure their wealth management needs are being met. 

Wendy has spent the majority of her 24-year career in the financial services industry in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region. She most recently served as CEO, Singapore and Managing Director for Business Development and Marketing for Asia Pacific with BNY Mellon Investment Management. Wendy reports to Michael Dommermuth, Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Asia for Manulife Asset Management. 

Bonnie takes on a newly created role in the Hong Kong business. Manulife AM provides a wide range of equity, fixed income and asset allocation solutions that have the potential to help investors in this market meet their financial goals. Bonnie will facilitate investor access to Manulife’s wealth and asset management solutions by building and supporting strong partnerships with new and existing third-party distributors in the market.

With more than 25 years of financial and fund management industry experience, Bonnie has built a strong network of professional relationships with key bank, insurance and third-party distribution channels across Greater China and Asia. Before joining Manulife AM, she spent 15 years with HSBC Global Asset Management in Hong Kong, including six years as regional head of wholesale business.

Bonnie reports to Bruno Lee, Head of Partnership, Product and Platform Development, Manulife Asset Management, Asia.

Wendy and Bonnie’s appointments to Manulife AM represent further progress on the integration of the wealth and asset management organisation in Asia. They follow a number of recent senior appointments that include the addition of Bruno Lee as Head of Partnership, Product and Platform Development for Wealth and Asset Management, Asia; Grace Ho as Chief Marketing Officer, Wealth and Asset Management, Asia and Frederick Reidenbach as Chief Financial Officer, Wealth and Asset Management, Asia. 

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