SSgA Names Columbia Threadneedle Exec Wong as Head of Asia Ex-Japan

Dec 21 2015 | 1:09pm ET

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has named former Columbia Threadneedle executive June Wong to the post of senior managing director in charge of the company’s Asia ex-Japan business.

Wong replaces Ting Li in the role, who left SSgA earlier this year to take a management role at a Hong Kong-based investment bank.

Wong will take up her new duties in March, according to a company statement, and will be based in Hong Kong. She will be responsible for further developing and implementing SSgA’s regional business strategy and growth plans, and will report to Lochiel Crafter, head of State Street Global Advisors’ APAC business.

She comes to SSgA from Columbia Threadneedle Investments, where she was vice chairman for Asia-Pacific and CEO of the company’s Hong Kong operations. Beforehand, she was head of institutions at AllianceBernstein and head of business development for HSBC Asset Management.

“June brings over two decades of experience and expertise leading institutional business development and strategy to this role,” said Crafter in the statement. “She will be an enormous asset to the business and is well-positioned to understand the varying and complex needs of our clients and to drive SSGA’s strategic growth ambitions across the region.”

Founded in 1978, SSgA is the investment management division of State Street Corporation. The company is one of the largest and most comprehensive money managers in the world, with more than $2.4 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015. 

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