Switzerland-based Union Bancaire Privee's Asset Management division has appointed Lawrence Lo as new CEO, head of sales for Asia ex Japan as well as executive committee member of UBP Asset Management.

Lo will be based in Hong Kong and will oversee the development of UBP’s Asian business and focus its sales efforts in the region.

Lo has nearly 30 years of experience in the asset-management industry. Prior to joining UBP, he was CEO of BSI Generali Asia. Before that he spent 15 years at BNP Paribas, where he was appointed managing director/regional head of BNP Paribas Asset Management group and a member of the bank’s executive committee for Asia.

UBP Asset Management CEO Richard Wohanka said that Lawrence knows the investment industry in Asia inside out and has vast experience running asset-management operations in the Far East.