PGIM hires Asia research head – Exclusive

The former head of Asia Pacific research and strategy for M&G Real Estate has joined the real estate investment management business of Pramerica Financial.

PGIM Real Estate has hired Cuong Nguyen as its new head of Asia Pacific investment research.

Nguyen, whose appointment starts on Tuesday, was formerly the head of Asia Pacific research and strategy for M&G Real Estate where he developed market forecasts and identified long-term trends to drive investment decisions, product development and regional business strategy.

At PGIM he will lead PGIM Real Estate's research efforts in Asia Pacific and will join the Asia Pacific Investment Committee. He is based in the company's Singapore office and reports to Peter Hayes, the global head of investment research.

“Cuong's depth of research experience and insights into the trends driving the Asia Pacific real estate markets will enhance our global research capability and further strengthen our ability to deliver innovative, market-leading intelligence to our investment teams and clients around the world,” Hayes commented.

PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial. PGIM Real Estate has professionals in 18 cities in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific and gross assets under management of $66.5 billion as of June 30, 2016.