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T. Rowe Price names COO for Asia-Pacific

By Jessica Penny
2 minute read

The firm has appointed a financial services and operations veteran to the role.

T. Rowe Price has appointed Tim Chamberlain as Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional chief operating officer (COO), effective 1 May.

Chamberlain has been with the firm since April 2023, serving as general manager for T. Rowe Price’s chief data officer.

Previously, he spent more than 16 years with S&P Global Ratings, holding a variety of regional and global leadership roles across data, technology and operations, including the position of Asia-Pacific COO for S&P Global Ratings in Singapore.

After this, Chamberlain established his own consultancy business specialising in operational and digital transformation.

In his new capacity, he will provide oversight and management of the firm’s APAC offices and their operations to support continued business growth in the region.

On Friday, T. Rowe prices confirmed that Chamberlain will also be actively supporting the management of the APAC business and functioning as an adviser and business partner to regional leaders and other senior executives.

“Tim’s data and operational experience, coupled with his understanding of the various local client landscapes will be a great addition to the region,” commented Kimberly Johnson, chief operating officer at T. Rowe Price.

“He will be focused on building local teams that will help us drive operational excellence in a complex data environment, while keeping the region connected in our global operating model.”

Elsie Chan, head of APAC distribution, similarly welcomed Chamberlain to the role.

“As we continue to build meaningful partnerships with our clients, Tim’s appointment as APAC COO underscores our commitment to empowering our local teams to achieve operational excellence and deliver unparalleled client experiences,” Chan said.

In December, T. Rowe Price announced the relocation of senior multi-asset portfolio manager Richard Coghlan from Tokyo to Sydney in a bid to increase engagement with Australian clients.

“This move will enable the global multi-asset division to increase coverage in Australia, which has been identified as a focus market in T. Rowe Price’s global growth strategy,” Darren Hall, head of distribution for Australia and New Zealand, said at the time.