T. Rowe Price appoints Tim Chamberlain as Apac COO

US-headquartered investment management firm T. Rowe Price has appointed Tim Chamberlain as Asia Pacific (Apac) regional chief operating Oofficer (COO), effective May 1, 2024.

Chamberlain (pictured) currently serves as general manager for T. Rowe Price’s chief data office, a role that he had held since joining the firm in April 2023. He has also served as interim chief of staff and general manager for the firm’s COO group. 

Chamberlain will relocate from London to Australia for the Apac COO role, according to an April 18 media release. A spokesperson confirmed with FinanceAsia that he will be ‘aligned to’ the Sydney office in due course while commuting from Melbourne, where he will be based in. 

In the role, Chamberlain will oversee and manage T. Rowe Price’s Apac offices and their operations to support business growth in the region. In Apac, the firm has offices in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, according to its website.   

In addition, Chamberlain will be supporting the management of the Apac business and act as a key advisor and business partner to regional leaders and other senior executives, the release said. 

Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, Chamberlain spent more than 16 years with S&P Global Ratings based in London, Singapore and Melbourne, and held several regional and global leadership roles across data, technology and operations, including the position of Apac COO in Singapore. After leaving S&P, he set-up his own consultancy business specialising in operational and digital transformation.

“Tim’s data and operational experience, coupled with his understanding of the various local client landscapes will be a great addition to the region,” said Kimberly Johnson, COO at T. Rowe Price, in the release. “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 at T. Rowe Price, adde: “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.”

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