New Focus for Former Coutts CEO

Nick Pollard, CFA

Nick Pollard, CFA

The CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, has appointed a new Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

Nick Pollard has been hired and immediately joins the leadership team as Managing Director of Asia Pacific. In the new role Pollard will support the  CFA Institute mission to lead the global investment profession in the APAC region, CFA said in a press release.

Pollard previously served as CEO of The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Coutts Asia division, and most recently was Head of International Learning and Professional Development for Coutts International. His career spans more than 30 years across banking, wealth management and talent development.

Based in Hong Kong, Pollard will support CFA Institute across the APAC region as it continues its mission to advance the investment profession. Pollard will lead further growth in the region with a particular focus on the fast growing China and India markets.

China and India

«Nick Pollard brings a unique combination of management, strategy, marketing and professional development skills to this key role, and we look forward to leveraging his background and expertise to manage our growth in this very dynamic region,» said Paul Smith, CFA, president and CEO of CFA Institute.

The appointment comes on the back of the opening of new CFA Institute offices in Beijing and Mumbai in 2015, reinforcing the organization’s commitment to develop future professionals, deliver member value and build market integrity in APAC markets with high growth in investment management.


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