Allfunds expands its Asia team

Allfunds is expanding its capabilities in Asia with the appointment of Oliver Stewart-Malir, who has joined as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Asia,Vinita Badlani, who has joined as Head of Funds Groups for Asia, and Edwin Tan, who has joined as the new Head of Client Services for Asia. Oliver, Vinita and Edwin will all be based in Singapore, with Oliver and Edwin reporting directly to Alexis Fosler, Regional Manager for Asia at Allfunds and Vinita reporting to Borja Largo, Global Head of Funds Groups at the company. The firm has also moved its offices to new premises to accommodate their growing team in Singapore.

Oliver, COO for Asia, has over 14 years of experience in operations management with financial services companies. Previously, he spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs based in Singapore, Tokyo, New York and London. During his time at Goldman Sachs, Oliver held multiple leadership roles including Asia Pacific Head of Liquidity & Collateral Operations as well as Head of Asia for Derivative Projects.

Vinita, Head of Funds Groups for Asia, brings a wealth of experience in the funds industry. Previously, she held a leadership role at Navigator, an integrated investment platform by Aviva, overseeing the due diligence process for funds and designing competitive funds offerings. Prior to that, Vinita worked at Citibank and co-founded and managed RDJ Investment Group, where she was responsible for all core functions of the business and fund launches.

As Head of Client Services for Asia, Edwin will work closely with the sales and marketing team to build and maintain relationships with Allfunds’ Asia-based clients. Edwin brings 16 years of financial services experience, including client relationship and fund services roles, and will join from Citco Fund Services. Prior to that, he worked at State Street Bank and Trust and UBS AG.

Alexis Fosler, Regional Manager for Asia at Allfunds, said, “We are very pleased to have Oliver, Vinita and Edwin onboard. Our investment in personnel expansion exemplifies Allfunds’ commitment to Asia. Their wealth of industry knowledge and experience will certainly add value to our Asia business and contribute to our future growth.

“We are all committed to providing the best solutions for our clients based in the region and establishing a long-term relationship with them. As our business expands in the region, the additional hires will help our global and local clients to achieve their goals. We expect our team to continue to grow as we go into next year, which will be an exciting period for our firm.”

As part of the growth strategy for Allfunds in Asia, Allfunds Singapore Branch moved to a new office space in Six Battery Road building on 6 Battery Road, Singapore, to accommodate its expanding team.