Nomura hires new CIO, wealth management, Asia

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Nomura has appointed Johnny Heng as Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management, Asia ex-Japan.

Heng is based in Singapore and reports to Nobuhiro Sano, Head of Wealth Management, Asia ex-Japan. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for the investment advisory and portfolio management teams within Wealth Management and will work closely with the product team to enhance Nomura’s global investment platform across all asset classes.

'Johnny brings with him 20 years of experience in investments covering all asset classes', said Amanda Chen, Deputy Head of Wealth Management, Asia ex-Japan. 'His global outlook on investing and regional experience in managing advisory teams makes him very well-placed to lead Nomura Wealth Management’s investment team'.

Heng joins from Coutts, where he was Managing Director and Head of Investment Services, Asia. Previously, he also worked as Head of Investment Consulting at Credit Suisse’s private bank and was a member of the Management Investment Committee at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), holding multiple positions including Global Head of Equities Trading and Head of Quantitative Equities.

Heng is a member of the Asset Management Committee of the CFA Society Singapore and sits on the board of the National Kidney Foundation, Singapore. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

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