Columbia Threadneedle Investments today confirmed the appointment of Jon Allen as Head of Asia Pacific, overseeing the firm’s regional presence and teams. Mr Allen joined the firm in Singapore in January 2010. Since that time, he has played an important role as part of the Asia Pacific senior leadership team, as well as contributing to the development of the firm’s global institutional business. Prior to his promotion to regional head, Jon was Head of Distribution, Asia Pacific, with additional responsibility for Distribution and Product Development. Jon has over 20 years’ experience in Asian asset management. Before joining Columbia Threadneedle, he held senior roles at Prudential Asset Management and Royal & Sun Alliance Investments.
In his new role, Jon will work closely with Raymundo Yu who recently transitioned from regional head to the role of Chairman, Asia Pacific, for Columbia Threadneedle to focus on key client and regulatory relationships in the region. Both roles were effective 1 January 2019.