Nick Pollard joined CFA Institute in 2016 as managing director for Asia Pacific. Based in the Hong Kong office, he also oversees operations in Beijing, China and Mumbai, India. Mr. Pollard is responsible for working with all CFA Institute stakeholders, increasing the number of candidates entering and moving through the organisation’s credentialing programs, and working with institutional partners (employers) throughout the region. Prior to joining CFA Institute Mr. Pollard was chief executive officer of The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Coutts Asia division and, most recently he was the head of international Learning and Professional Development for Coutts International. Mr. Pollard earned his BA from University College, London and is a member of the Private Wealth Management Association.