FWD brings in Jethro Goodchild for top investment role

New hire’s previous stint was for global insurer’s asset management arm

FWD brings in Jethro Goodchild for top investment role

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

FWD has appointed Jethro Goodchild as chief investment officer, succeeding Will Chen.

He reports to Ken Lau, FWD’s managing director for the Greater China region and Hong Kong chief executive officer, Asian Investor reported. His regulatory licence in Hong Kong, where he is based, began on November 01.

FWD has US$27 billion in assets under management as of end-2017. The insurer, which is part of Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li’s Pacific Century Group, also has operations in Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, and Vietnam.

Prior to joining FWD, Goodchild was head of Asian credit at Aviva Investors, British insurer Aviva’s asset management unit, and based in Singapore. He departed from Aviva Investors at the end of December after almost seven years with the company.

Before joining Aviva Investors, Goodchild spent five years at Deutsche Asset Management (now DWS Investments), based in Seoul and Singapore and worked for 12 years at AMP Capital in Sydney.

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