Russell Investments has a new MD for Asia-Pacific region

By Muskan Arora

The $302.7 billion Russell Investments has appointed Jason Edgar as its new Managing Director of the Asia-Pacific region in May.

Edgar responsible for the firm’s businesses across Japan, Korea, China, Australia, and New Zealand, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

He will report directly to the chair and chief executive Zach Buchwald.  

Before being promoted to this role, Edgar was the director for corporate development for a year at the firm.

Edgar succeeds Pete Gunning who has been with Russell Investments since 1996.

Gunning will continue to serve as vice chair, collaborating with Edgar on strategic relationships in APAC.

Prior to joining Russell Investments, Edgar worked at Met Life for nine years where he started working as AVP for the office of chairman, president and CEO for three years. He then moved up to handling Asia strategy and business development for two years in Hong Kong. Post that, he was promoted to head of strategy and growth partnerships in Asia in Hong Kong. He was in that role for four years.

At Met Life, he helped grow the insurer’s Asia business through M&A, the expansion of distribution partnerships, and execution of strategic initiatives.

(Image: Jason Edgar's LinkedIn page)