Head, Investment Solutions
"I joined Prudential Asset Management (as we were known then) 15 years ago. I was attracted to the business due to the strong linkage to the Prudential Insurance business, which seemed to have enormous growth potential.
I liked the entrepreneurial spirit and drive of the organisation, which I felt stemmed from the fact that the business was managed and coordinated in Asia, as opposed to reporting lines into London or New York, as is common with other companies in Asia.
From my perspective, this creates a culture of local ownership, responsibility and accountability which drives better business outcomes for our clients.
The business has continually managed to attract impressive, smart and motivated people which I attribute to our strong corporate culture. With our success there have been many challenges over the years. Engaging with colleagues and clients to resolve issues and find solutions, which work for all stakeholders has been immensely rewarding and often stretches me to the limit in many ways. Asia is such a dynamic environment that today’s solution will probably not apply tomorrow, so you constantly have to refresh your knowledge and thinking and then try to adapt this to solve the latest challenge."