Saxo Markets appoints Manish Prasad as Head of Asset Management for Asia Pacific

Saxo Markets, the online trading and investment specialist, has announced the appointment of Manish Prasad as Head of Asset Management, Asia Pacific (APAC).

Based in Sydney, Australia, Prasad will work closely with the teams in other APAC markets, including Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as with teams based in Copenhagen, to bring Saxo’s upcoming asset management offerings to the region.

Saxo Markets has established itself in the APAC region as a trusted and well-regulated online trading and investment specialist. In line with Saxo’s vision to enable people to fulfil their financial aspirations and make an impact, asset management will be a space in which the firm will look to offer its leading digital services.

Prasad is a wealth management and financial advisory specialist, with more than a decade of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Saxo, Prasad was the Chief Executive Officer of leading fintech, Ignition Advice. He was also a Director of Wealth and Asset Management at KPMG, where he led national business development and service delivery to the wealth management sector, including ‘for profit’ and ‘for member’ funds and asset managers.

Saxo Markets Australia Chief Executive Officer, Adam Smith, says: “We are delighted to welcome Manish Prasad to the team. His ample experience in the wealth management space and deep understanding of what clients are looking for will be an asset for us and our clients across the Asia Pacific region.”

Commenting on his appointment, Manish Prasad says: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Saxo, a global fintech pioneer, to lead Asset Management across Asia Pacific. With more people looking to get more out of their money through exposure to international markets and the rapid emergence of new asset classes, I’m looking forward to championing Saxo’s digital investment platform across the region.”

Yvette Lim
Head of PR APAC and Strategic Communications
Saxo Bank

+45 31 39 45 04 (DK)
yvel@saxobank.com 

Saxo Markets is a licensed subsidiary of Saxo Bank, a leading Fintech specialist that connects people to investment opportunities in global capital markets. Saxo Markets has operated in Singapore since 2006 and serves as the APAC headquarters. As a provider of multi-asset trading and investment, Saxo Bank’s vision is to enable people to fulfil their financial aspirations and make an impact. Saxo’s user-friendly and personalised platform experience gives investors exactly what they need, when they need it, no matter if they want to actively trade global markets or invest into their future.

Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank was one of the first financial institutions to develop an online trading platform that provided private investors with the same tools and market access as professional traders, large institutions, and fund managers. Saxo combines an agile fintech mindset with close to 30 years of experience and track record in global capital markets to deliver a state-of-the-art experience to clients. The Saxo Bank Group holds four banking licenses and is well regulated globally. Saxo offers clients around the world broad access to global capital markets across asset classes, where they can trade more than 40,000 instruments in over 25 languages from one single margin account. The Saxo Bank Group also powers more than 120 financial institutions as partners by boosting the investment experience they can offer their clients via its open banking technology.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Saxo Bank’s client assets total more than 80 billion USD and the company has more than 2,000 financial and technology professionals in financial centers around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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