Kirk SweeneyRegional CEO, Asia Pacific
Mr. Sweeney joined PineBridge Investments in 2022 as Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific and is responsible for developing and managing the region’s growth strategy and key strategic relationships.
Mr. Sweeney has been in the financial services industry growing firms across traditional and alternative asset classes since 1982. He has spent over 30 years, the majority of this career, in the finance industry in the Asia Pacific region.
Most recently, Mr. Sweeney was Head of Asia and CEO for Hong Kong at ExodusPoint, a global multi-strategy investment manager, where he was responsible for setting up the hedge fund’s Asia presence. Prior to this, Mr. Sweeney was Chief Executive Officer of Asia for Millennium Partners, another global investment management firm, where he helped establish the firm’s Asia business across Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo with the hiring and management of all functions and leading the senior management team on executing the region’s targeted growth strategy.
Previously, he was with Barclays Asia as Head of Senior Relationship Manager for the firm’s investment banking clients in the region. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sweeney established a fixed income sales and structuring platform for Nomura for non-Japan Asia, and worked at Lehman Brothers in various roles, including Hong Kong Country Head and the Head of Asia Fixed Income Sales. Mr. Sweeney began his career in equities and spent over 14 years in various roles including Equity Portfolio Manager, International Equity Research Analyst, and Director of Equity Research.
Mr. Sweeney graduated with honors from Pace University in New York City with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Public Accounting and is a CFA Charterholder.