Global investment manager First Sentier Investors has appointed Lauren Prendiville as 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 of institutional business in January 2014, after which she was appointed head of distribution for Southeast 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.
Meanwhile, Christy Goh has been appointed as head of distribution for Southeast Asia. Goh’s promotion reflects her tenure and business achievements, particularly her success in growing the wholesale business in the region over the past few years. Goh is also based in Singapore and will report to Prendiville.