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Teneo Announces Significant Strengthening of Financial Communications and Investor Relations Practice in Asia Pacific

Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, today announced two senior additions to its financial communications and investor relations practice to support the growing capital markets needs of its client base in Asia Pacific.

Katherine Kim, a Senior Managing Director, is relocating to Sydney from Teneo’s New York office to drive financial situations work in Australia and across Asia Pacific. Katherine advises clients on strategic communications and investor engagement, specializing in transformational transactions and financial situations such as M&A, IPOs, spin-offs, private equity and shareholder activism. She has advised on some of the world’s most complex and significant M&A deals over the last 20 years, with a focus on cross-border and regulatory issues.

Katherine’s global client experience spans Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Teneo in New York, she worked in Sydney as a thematic analyst with CLSA and an investment banking vice president at Morgan Stanley. She began her career at J.P. Morgan in New York.

Lloyd Xu joins Teneo as a Senior Vice President and will play a key role in Teneo’s financial communications and investor relations advisory for companies in the Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China markets. Throughout his career, Lloyd has provided capital markets and IR advisory for IPOs, acquisitions, business transformations, restructuring and leadership changes across Hong Kong, China, Japan and the U.S.

Lloyd joins Teneo from Ping An Group, where he served as Co-Head of Investor Relations. Prior to this, he was an equity analyst with CLSA and worked as an auditor with KPMG.

“Unprecedented levels of disruption across the operating environment are forcing companies to evolve strategies, seek new vectors of growth, embark on transformational M&A activity and strengthen commitments to sustainability and governance. Amid this change, the need for transparent, clear and resonant communication with investors and stakeholders has never been more critical,” said Lauren Chung, CEO, Asia Pacific Strategy & Communications, Teneo.

“We are thrilled to have Katherine and Lloyd join the Asia Pacific team to work alongside our existing team of advisors to navigate clients through the high stakes financial and investor situations we will no doubt face in 2024.”

Katherine and Lloyd join a 100-person team that spans offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.

These appointments follow Teneo’s successful 2023 acquisition of Tulchan, a leading independent M&A and financial and corporate communications advisory firm. The Tulchan acquisition added significant, top tier financial communications and investor relations expertise in the Asia Pacific and UK markets.