05 Sep 2014

Eastspring Investments, the asset management arm of Prudential Corporation Asia, today announced the appointments of Xavier Meyer as Head of an expanded Product Strategy and Development team and Bill Barbour as Director, Client Portfolio Management*.

Mr Meyer will be responsible for developing new product strategies for Eastspring in Asia, Europe and the US. Based in Singapore and reporting to Michele Bang, Deputy Chief Executive, Mr Meyer joins the firm from BNP Paribas Investment Partners where he was Head of Product Development and Strategic Marketing for APAC.

In a newly created, Singapore-based, role, Mr Barbour will be responsible for providing client support to the Global Emerging Markets, Emerging Asia, Latam and EMEA equity strategies. With more than 30 years of fund management and investment specialist experience, Mr Barbour joins Eastspring from Deutsche Asset Management where he was the Director, Investment Specialist for International Equities (Asia Pacific and MENA).

"These appointments demonstrate our ongoing commitment to ensuring our customers receive the best possible service and innovation," said Mr Guy Strapp, Chief Executive, Eastspring Investments.

Eastspring is one of Asia’s largest asset managers with offices in 11 markets. Total assets under management as at 30 June 2014 were about US$115 billion (£67 billion), up 22% on the previous six months due to net inflows and positive market movements.

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