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First Sentier Investors appoints Managing Director and Head of Distribution in Asia

Monday, 1 November 2021: Leading global investment manager, First Sentier Investors, today announcedthe appointment of Lauren Prendiville to the role of Managing Director and Head of Distribution in Asia.

Based in Singapore, Prendiville brings over 20 years of asset management experience, working across multiple client segments including pension funds, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and private clients.

She initially joined First Sentier Investors as a Director, Institutional Business in January 2014, after which she was appointed Head of Distribution, South East Asia in November 2015. In June 2018, Prendiville was appointed to the FSI Singapore board, and in June 2020 she was appointed to the role of Chief Executive of FSI Singapore.

Prior to joining the firm, Prendiville was an Executive Director, Institutional Business Development with Goldman Sachs Asset Management and has previously worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Investec Asset Management.

Prendiville will report to Chief Executive Officer Mark Steinberg for all of her non-distribution responsibilities and be a member of the Enterprise Leadership Team. She will also retain a reporting line to Global Head of Distribution Harry Moore for distribution responsibilities.

First Sentier Investors’ CEO Mark Steinberg said “The Asian region represents a key growth opportunity for our business. Lauren’s promotion is a natural progression of her expanding oversight role in the region and her proven track record in leading the business development and driving the business strategy capabilities in the region.”

In addition, Christy Goh has been appointed to the role of Head of Distribution, South East Asia. Goh’s promotion reflects her tenure and business achievements, particularly the success she has achieved in growing the wholesale business in the region over the past few years. Goh is also based in Singapore and she will now report to Prendiville.

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About First Sentier Investors

First Sentier Investors manages US$178.6 billion in assets (as at 30 September 2021) on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and their clients worldwide.

The firm operates as a standalone global investment management business with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. First Sentier Investors’ expertise spans a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors focused on delivering sustainable investment success based on responsible investment principles.

The firm was acquired from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2019 by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

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In Hong Kong, this document is issued by First Sentier Investors (Hong Kong) Limited and has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. In Singapore, this document is issued by First Sentier Investors (Singapore) whose company registration number is 196900420D. This document has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. 

First Sentier Investors is a business name of First Sentier Investors (Hong Kong) Limited. First Sentier Investors (registration number 53236800B) is a business division of First Sentier Investors (Singapore).