Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) has announced that it has hired Scott McLaren as Head of Relationship Management and Sales for Asia to strengthen its services and business development in the region.
In his new position, McLaren reports to Bill Rosensweig, Managing Director for Brown Brothers Harriman (Hong Kong) Limited.
McLaren joins BBH from RBC Dexia Investor Services where he spent 13 years in the Firm’s Luxembourg, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. He has extensive sales, relationship management, and client service experience, including overseeing the relationship management and sales team across Asia Pacific. During his time with RBC Dexia in Asia, McLaren held various senior positions including Head of Sales and Distribution for Asia Pacific, Managing Director of Trust Services in Hong Kong Responsible Officer of the Hong Kong branch, and Deputy Managing Director of Singapore. In Luxembourg, McLaren was responsible for spearheading the business development and client relationship activities across Europe, the USA and Asia.
‘Brown Brothers Harriman has always seen Asia as a critical component of our global business’, said Bill Rosensweig. ‘BBH’s strategy is to facilitate investment by Asian financial institutions into global markets and by global investors into Asian markets. Scott has a wealth of experience in working with our target client segments and will be a strategic senior resource for our clients’.
Scott McLaren said, ‘BBH is very well positioned in Asia with a comprehensive offering and proven client service track record. I am very excited to join the team at a time of rapid expansion, to extend innovative product and outstanding service to our clients across the region’.
In Asia, BBH has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and over the past two years has made a significant number of local hires to increase its presence in these locations. Key product experts and global leaders have also been relocated to the region including senior Securities Lending professionals and the head of BBH’s Infomediary business development and the Firm recently announced the opening of its new FX sales desk in Hong Kong.