AUSTIN, TX—Monday, July 13, 2020—Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global leader in systematic factor investing, announced the appointment of Joel Kim as CEO of the firm’s Asia ex Japan business, effective August 2020. Steve Clark, President of Dimensional International, has been overseeing the firm’s Asia ex Japan business.
Kim will be the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Dimensional Fund Advisors Pte. Ltd., Dimensional’s Singapore subsidiary, and a Director of Dimensional Hong Kong Limited. Kim will be responsible for Dimensional’s business interests in the region and ensuring alignment with the firm’s global priorities. In partnership with local and global leadership, he will lead the development and implementation of a multiyear growth strategy and day-to-day business operations. Kim will represent Dimensional in client and regulatory affairs, as well as relevant industry and community events. He will report to Steve Clark and relocate from the firm’s London office to Singapore.
Kim joined Dimensional in 2016 in Singapore as a Senior Portfolio Manager. Most recently, he served as Head of Fixed Income, International, in the firm’s London office. Prior to joining Dimensional, he was head of Asia Pacific fixed income for BlackRock, Singapore, where he was responsible for portfolio management of all active and index fixed income strategies in the region, including Australia and Japan. Kim also spent nearly 14 years with ING Investment Management, where he held various fixed income portfolio management positions in Europe and Asia, including serving as head of Asian debt.
“With more than 20 years of industry experience and vast knowledge of our investment process and international business, Joel will bring great strength to our client services and investment operations in the region,” said Clark.
Dimensional has been working closely with institutions in Asia for more than 30 years. Dimensional established offices in Singapore and Tokyo in 2013, and Hong Kong in 2018. The firm now serves clients in seven countries or territories across Asia, providing the region with the highest standards in investment solutions and client service.
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