State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has appointed June Wong as senior managing director and head of its Asia ex-Japan business based in Hong Kong, according to a company announcement.
Wong will join SSGA this coming March and will be responsible for further developing and implementing the regional business strategy and growth plans covering important and new investor segments across the North Asia and South East Asia regions.
Wong will report directly to Lochiel Crafter, head of State Street Global Advisors’ Asia Pacific business.
"June brings over two decades of experience and expertise leading institutional business development and strategy to this role. 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," says Crafter.
Wong joins SSGA from Columbia Threadneedle, where she served as vice chairman for Asia Pacific and chief executive of the Hong Kong business. Before that, she served as head of Institutions at AllianceBernstein and head of business development for HSBC Asset Management.
Wong holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University in Australia. She is a fellow of both the Institute of Actuaries of Australia as well as the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong.