Broadridge Financial Solutions has welcomed Wout Kalis as head of Asia Pacific for the firm’s asset management solutions business.
Kalis will be responsible for advancing Broadridge’s strategic asset management priorities in Asia, driving revenue growth and product expansion.
In addition, he will oversee day-to-day operations and provide senior asset management leadership in the region.
Kalis joins Broadridge with extensive regional leadership experience in the fintech and fund administration spaces in APAC.
He previously served as regional head of alternative investment services at BNY Mellon. In this role, he was responsible for building out the company’s footprint in Asia, including building out the firm’s capabilities, onboarding new wins and cross-selling other services.
Kalis also served in leadership positions at SS&C, Citibank, HSBC and Citco during his more than 20-year career in financial services.
Mike Sleightholme, president of Broadridge asset management solutions, says: “Wout brings to Broadridge extensive industry and regional leadership experience. This newly created role reflects the importance of Asia-Pacific to the global growth of asset management for Broadridge.
“Along with recent hires in client services and sales, we are materially increasing our presence in Asia-Pacific by boosting our ability to serve clients and win new business. Broadridge has been operating in Asia for more than 25 years and Wout’s appointment comes at a time when we are seeing increasing demand for our services reflected by Asia’s AUM growth outlook.”
Kalis adds: “I am excited to join Broadridge to help our clients digitise their operations and drive the next phase of Broadridge’s business growth in Asia Pacific.
“APAC’s asset management industry growth is outpacing other regions across alternative and traditional sectors. Growth across private markets, hedge funds and family offices in particular makes this an exciting time to join a technology leader that is enabling digital transformation in these markets.”