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NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 17, 2021 – PGIM Investments has hired Jessica Jones as managing director, head of Asia. In this newly created role, Jones will lead the expansion of PGIM’s global intermediary business into Asia, building out teams in Hong Kong and Singapore to support the firm’s sales and distribution efforts in the region. Jones will be based in Hong Kong and report to Kimberly LaPointe, head of PGIM Investments International.
PGIM Investments is part of PGIM, the $1.5 trillion global investment management business of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
“Building out our Asia-based team is a strategic priority as we look to deliver the strength of PGIM’s global investment platform to clients with local market expertise and a relevant product set,” said LaPointe.
Jones joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management where she served as managing director and head of the Retail Client Business Asia ex-Japan. During her 17-year tenure, she held several sales leadership roles across Europe and Asia, establishing a solid track record of entering new markets, building talented teams and developing numerous global and regional client partnerships. She earned an M.A. in politics and economics from the University of Edinburgh.
LaPointe added, “Jessica’s background and global perspective combined with her track record of success makes her uniquely positioned to help PGIM Investments establish a foothold with financial intermediaries in this market.”
PGIM has built a strong institutional presence in Asia, managing portfolios for clients across the region for more than 20 years. More recently, the firm has seen an increased demand from Asian investors for income-focused, alternative and ESG-related investment strategies.
“I have been impressed by PGIM’s commitment to Asia and dedication to building the right local infrastructure while bringing relevant products to Asian investors where we are seeing increased demand,” said Jones. “I’m looking forward to joining PGIM Investments and bringing the strength of the firm’s global investment platform to new investors in the region with a particular focus on growing the firm’s presence in Asia.”
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Subject to regulatory approval, Jones will serve as the Responsible Officer for PGIM Investments and will join the PGIM Hong Kong board.
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PGIM Investments LLC and its affiliates offer more than 100 funds globally across a broad spectrum of asset classes and investment styles. All products draw on PGIM’s globally diversified investment platform that encompasses the expertise of managers across fixed income, equities and real estate.
PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world* with approximately $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2021. With offices in 16 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit pgim.com.
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