Asia Pacific

Bo Kratz joins Northern Trust to lead asset management in Asia Pacific

Bo Kratz has joined Northern Trust as managing director for asset management in the Asia Pacific region.

Kratz will lead a team managing approximately USD50bn in assets for clients including sovereign wealth funds, government entities, pensions and corporations in the region.

Kratz has more than 20 years of experience in asset management, the past 11 years in leadership roles for Permal and ABN Amro Asset Management (Asia), based in Hong Kong and Singapore.

"Bo Kratz is a seasoned financial professional who understands the particular investment needs of Asia-Pacific clients," says Wayne Bowers, chief executive officer, Northern Trust asset management, for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. "With his background in multi-manager investments and experience in developing customised solutions for sovereign and government entities in the region, Bo is a perfect fit for Northern Trust’s current and prospective investment relationships in Asia. His expertise and leadership skills will be crucial as we continue to build our global model for asset management.”

Based in the Hong Kong office, Kratz is responsible for Northern Trust asset management activities across Asia Pacific, excluding Japan.

Northern Trust’s asset management team in the region includes global equity index portfolio management and global equity dealing from Hong Kong, as well as investment strategy, relationship management and sales teams based in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.

Kratz reports functionally to Bowers and locally to Teresa Parker, chief executive officer for the Asia Pacific region at Northern Trust.

“Northern Trust is becoming well-known for investment excellence in Asia Pacific and I am eager to build on that reputation as we continue our strategy of sustainable growth in the region,” Kratz says. “I look forward to leading our local team to develop high-quality, outcome-oriented solutions using our global index, multi-manager and active investment capabilities, delivered with the highest level of client service.”

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