Kerry Allen

kerryKerry has a functional background in wholesale and institutional asset management distribution. She commenced her career in the City of London in 1998 at Guinness Flight Asset Management as a member of the broker services desk and UK sales team. Over the subsequent years Kerry joined Lazard Asset Management and then Baring Asset Management in increasingly senior sales support and then sales roles. Over this period she developed significant market coverage experience in the UK and Continental European wholesale arena, successfully leveraging her European language skills.

Kerry was recruited to join First State Investments in May 2002 covering German speaking Europe selling the First State range of mutual funds to large European financial institutions and private banks. This included some of the industry’s most prominent Asia Pacific and Emerging Market Equity funds. Kerry and her team were directly responsible for raising in excess of US$1bn in AUM over the subsequent 18month period.

Kerry relocated with First State Investment to Singapore in 2003. In 2004 Kerry left the industry to devote her time to bringing up a family. In 2010 Kerry joined Kindec Consultants, a firm specializing in providing professional business intelligence capabilities and integrity screening, as a senior analyst and consultant.

Kerry believes her personal experience of joining the financial services industry at ground level and then advancing on results and merit to a highly successful client facing role helps her understand in practical depth what both employers and employees are looking for in talent recruitment and career aspirations.

Kerry is a Graduate of the University of Bristol with a BA Hons in Modern Languages.