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Vanguard names new Asia chief
Scott Conking takes over effective March in charge of servicing clients in China, Hong Kong, and across Asia
19 Mar 2020 | The Asset

Top fund manager Vanguard has appointed Scott Conking, current principal and head of the firm’s US-based institutional investor services, to run Vanguard Asia. In this position, he will report to James Norris, head of the company’s international operations.

Conking, who has been with Vanguard for 36 years, will assume responsibility for the management, distribution and operations of Vanguard’s Asia business effective in March and will oversee offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

“Scott is a seasoned Vanguard leader with an impressive range of experience across many critical functions for the company,” says Norris. “He is uniquely qualified to lead the next chapter of our growth in Asia, and further our mission of giving investors the best chance for investment success.”

Since it first came to Asia two decades ago, the giant fund manager has continued to expand its presence, serving institutional clients in Mainland China, Hong Kong and across Asia. Most recently, Vanguard announced a joint venture with Ant Financial to make wealth management advisory services more accessible to retail investors in China.

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