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First Sentier Investors announces appointment of new Chief People and Culture Officer

Monday, 24 June 2024: First Sentier Investors, a leading global investment manager is pleased to announce the appointment of Adele Swan as the new Chief People and Culture Officer, effective 24 June. Ms Swan is based in Edinburgh, reporting to the CEO, Mark Steinberg.

Mark Steinberg, CEO of First Sentier Investors commented: “Adele has been Acting Chief People and Culture Officer over the past three months and has over this time demonstrated the dedication, leadership and vision required of this role. She has a deep understanding and passion for talent and the importance of culture in creating a great employee experience. I am very pleased that we have been able to appoint Adele from within the business which showcases the talent and opportunities for progression that exists within our firm.”

Ms Swan has three decades of experience across all aspects of People and Culture within the financial services sector globally, including with Standard Life Aberdeen (now Abrdn), HSBC and Tesco Bank. She has extensive experience in organisational design and development strategies, change management and HR operational delivery, which coupled with a sound understanding of First Sentier Investors and its culture, are all critical elements of the Chief People and Culture role.

Ms Swan takes over from Melanie King, who was in the role for three years. In addition to being Acting Chief People and Culture Officer, Ms Swan was also Global Head of Talent, Leadership and DE&I at First Sentier Investors for the last two years.


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About First Sentier Investors

First Sentier Investors is a global asset management group providing high quality, differentiated and relevant investment capabilities to deliver exceptional investment performance for our clients. Today, across the First Sentier Investors Group, we manage A$241.5 billion1 in assets across global and regional equities, cash and regional fixed income, infrastructure and property, and alternative credit. 

We are home to investment teams and brands such as AlbaCore Capital Group, FSSA Investment Managers, Igneo Infrastructure Partners, RQI Investors, and Stewart Investors. All investment teams operate with discrete investment autonomy, according to their investment philosophies and based on responsible investment principles.  

Our organisation was acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc in August 2019. We operate as a standalone global investment management business with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.   

We are a globally Certified B Corporation and signatory to the UK Stewardship Code.  

1 First Sentier Investors’ gross AUM, inclusive of associated strategic partnership with AlbaCore Capital Group, as of 31 March 2024.