BlackRock appoints Asia-Pacific FIG head

February 6 2018 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

BlackRock has appointed Kimberly Kim to the newly created post of head of the financial institutions group, Asia Pacific, effective April 2018.

She joins from Deutsche Asset Management, where she was most recently head of the global client group for Hong Kong and regional head of insurance coverage for Asia Pacific ex-Japan.

In that role, she widened regional coverage of insurance companies and also represented Asia Pacific on the global insurance coverage committee.

“Asia Pacific’s fast-growing insurance industry operates in a low-yield environment, but benefits from wealth accumulation and renewed efforts to save for retirement,” said Andrew Landman, BlackRock’s head of client business for Asia Pacific. “[Kim’s] track record will therefore add significant impetus to our capabilities in addressing these client challenges.”

Based in Hong Kong, Kim has been tasked with formulating and executing an integrated business strategy targeting the region’s insurance companies.

She will report to Andrew Landman, BlackRock’s head of client business for Asia Pacific, and David Lomas, head of the global financial institutions group.

During almost 15 years at Deutsche Bank, Kim worked across asset management and global market divisions, with a focus on the insurance and asset management client base.