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SEI names Brent Bell head of asset management distribution for Asia

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SEI has appointed Brent Bell (pictured) as Head of Asset Management Distribution (AMD) in Asia. This appointment supports SEI's commitment to Asia and underscores ambitions to provide best-in-class solutions for Asia's investors.

In this role, Bell will be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic relationships with large distribution partners, driving sales and revenue growth, and managing AMD's strategic sales plan in Asia. He will be based out of SEI's Hong Kong offices and report to Kevin Barr, Head of SEI's Investment Management Unit.
"Brent's expertise in asset management and previous work building out businesses in Asia makes him the ideal individual to grow our presence in the region," says Barr. "As SEI continues to expand its presence internationally, and specifically in Asia, we understand local knowledge, relationships and experience are critical. We're confident that under Brent's leadership we will deliver even better solutions and results for our clients in Asia."
Bell has more than 20 years of management experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving as a consultant supporting clients' distribution strategies in Asia from 2013 to 2015. Prior to his consultancy role, Bell was managing director and head of Asia for Genworth Financial's Lifestyle Protection business, where he drove the company's expansion into markets across the Asia region. Before joining Genworth in 2011, Bell spent nine years with MetLife in a variety of leadership positions throughout Asia. In his final role at MetLife, he served as vice president and head of Affiliate Business in Asia Pacific. He took that position following his responsibilities as chief executive officer of MetLife's Beijing-based life insurance joint-venture, Sino-US MetLife Insurance Company Limited. Prior to MetLife, Bell served in various roles at AIG.
"The innovation and expertise SEI provides clients is incredibly well-suited to the Asia market," says Bell. "I look forward to playing a role in delivering SEI's asset management solutions across the region, and strategically growing the company's footprint."

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