BNY Mellon has appointed Eugene Bang as head of its South Korean investment management business.

Bang will be based in Seoul and will report to Alan Harden, CEO for BNY Mellon’s APAC investment management business.

He will be responsible for managing the company’s Korean local investment management operation, including consulting and liaison with regulatory and industry participants, conducting market research and analysis and assessing potential opportunities and initiatives in the Korean market.

BNY Mellon’s Harden said: "Eugene’s local expertise and strong investor relationships will be a tremendous asset to our team as we continue to build out a world-class investment management business focused on the needs of Asian investors."

Bang has over 13 years’ wholesale and institutional experience and joins BNY Mellon from Deutsche Asset Management Korea where he was a Director and Country Manager of DWS (Deutsche Asset Management’s mutual funds business) from June 2010 until earlier this year.

Prior to this he worked at Fidelity Investment Korea for nine years, during which time he held a number of senior positions including head of Wholesale (2001-2010) and head of institutional sales (2001-2004).