Aberdeen Asset Management has hired Dong-Ki Kim as new senior manager in Seoul in a move to boost activities under its representative license.

In his new role, Kim will report to chief country representative Alex Kim.

The Seoul office currently acts as a liaison and contact point for institutions in Korea.

Kim joined Aberdeen from Russell Investments Korea, where he served as associate director responsible for business development.

Before this, he worked at Hanwha Life Insurance from 2004 to 2010, managing fund investments across several asset classes, including property, infrastructure, buyouts and mezzanines and hedge funds.