Brent Kao

Institutional Client Group, Head of Asia ex-Japan

Brent Kao is a managing director and head of Asia ex-Japan for the institutional client group with responsibility for the delivery of business development and client service across the Asian region. He is based in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining MetLife Investment Management (MIM) in September 2022, Brent was a managing director and head of Asia Official Institutions and Consultant Relations with BlackRock. He was with BlackRock for over 14 years including 18 months with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. During his time with BlackRock and BGI, he held positions as head of Hong Kong Institutional Business, Taiwan Institutional and Family Office Business and Asia Financial Institutions. Before joining BGI, he was a vice president fixed income, commodity and currency sales with Citigroup Global Markets. Brent has over 18 years of business development experience in Asia across the investment management and capital market sectors.

Brent holds a Bachelor’s degree from National Chengchi University and a Master’s degree in economics from Duke University.  He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.