Matthews Asia appoints head of UK business development

Matthews Asia has hired Neil Steedman as head of UK business development.

In his new role Steedman will oversee the firm’s business development and client service activities in the UK as well as select European markets.

Steedman, who previously spent 10 years at Aberdeen Asset Management where he was head of UK discretionary sales, will report to global business development head Jonathan Schuman.

Schuman says: “Neil’s appointment reflects Matthews Asia’s strategic commitment to provide distinctive Asian investment strategies and high‐quality service to our partners and investors across the UK and Europe.

“We are pleased that a growing number of investors have recognized Matthews Asia’s specialist capabilities. The expansion of our local presence in Europe reflects the long-term importance that we place on providing quality products and service to our clients.”

Steedman adds: “I am excited to join Matthews Asia as it continues to grow its business in the UK and Europe, and thrilled to be part of the team that will bring the firm’s distinctive investment approach and long-term focus on Asia to UK and European-based investors.”