MLC Asset Management has announced the appointment of a former BlackRock and Robeco executive to the newly created role.
Tom Keenan will step into the role of head of retail distribution at MLC AM. He joins from Robeco in Singapore, where he was regional head of wholesale Asia, ex-Japan since 2018, and commenced in the role on 7 December.
“Mr Keenan brings significant experience in intermediary distribution and sales leadership and we are pleased to have someone of his calibre join MLC,” said Mandy Mannix, general manager for asset management distribution.
Mr Keenan started his finance career as a business development manager at Colonial First State, before joining Fidelity as a national account manager in the mid-2000s. Mr Keenan also served in a number of roles at BlackRock over a decade, including head of private bank distribution for Singapore and head of private banking distribution Asia, ex-Japan.
His appointment follows that of Read Taylor Price, who was appointed MLC AM’s new head of institutional distribution in early October.