GAM Investments has hired Terence Bong to lead client activities for Singapore and the Southeast Asia region. He will also head GAM’s new office in Singapore. Bong will be responsible for business development and client relationships in Singapore and the region. He will be based in Singapore and will report to Asia-Pacific head Rossen Djounov.
Bong’s appointment and the establishment of an office in Singapore underscore the importance of Asia-Pacific as a strategic growth market for the firm, GAM says. The firm has existing offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney in the region.
Bong was formerly head of wholesale for Southeast Asia at Templeton Asset Management, where he was responsible for distribution to private banks, independent financial advisers, insurance companies and consumer banks across Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
Prior to Templeton, he was head of intermediary business development for three years at Nikko Asset Management Asia and also held roles at Schroder Investment Management, Aviva and Citibank Singapore.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the National University of Singapore and CFA designation.