Standard Life focuses on Hong Kong, Korea

The Scottish fund manager will only bite what it can chew.

Kevin Smith, CEO at Standard Life Investments in Hong Kong, speaks with FinanceAsia about the firm's new presence in Asia and its ambitions.

FinanceAsia So. You have been in Hong Kong now for about one year.

Kevin Smith That's right. This year has been about hiring the right people. We have hired 10 people locally in addition to the six original expats here in January. The second thing we did this year was put in place a global investment platform. Standard Life Investments is only three years old - of course our parent, Standard Life Insurance, has been around for 176 years, but the investment division had always been part of the insurance...

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