Asian manager unveils first Ucits fund

Asian asset manager Harvest Global Investments has launched its first Ucits-compliant fund, the Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund.

The fund will primarily invest in equity or equity-related securities and will provide exposure to Hong Kong listed securities, China companies listed as ADRs and domestic A-share stocks via the stock connects.

Harvest’s first Ucits fund will be managed by Yannan Chenye, portfolio manager and head of China Research at Harvest.

Chenye joined Harvest in 2015 from Amundi Asset Management, where she was Greater China investment manager.

The fund relies on an alpha-driven investment strategy combining bottom-up fundamental research with top-down sector allocation and proprietary risk management to exploit market inefficiencies.

The Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund seeks to benefit from on structural economic changes, investing in Chinese companies from the “new China economy” (technology, alternative energy, healthcare,…).

The fund is currently available to institutional and wholesale investors in the UK, Luxembourg, Finland and Switzerland. Further registrations for distribution in other jurisdictions are later expected.

Peter Lindqvist, CEO at Harvest Global Investments UK, said: “The Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund provides investors with exposure to the Chinese equity market with an emphasis on companies associated with new and exciting economic transformations.”

“Harvest’s parentage and resources give us a strong foothold in China, which provides our investors with an independent and unique insight into Chinese markets and their place in the global economy. There is potential for quantum growth in Chinese equity markets which requires local insights and rigorous research to capture. Our on-the-ground team of over 200 investment professionals is able to navigate this huge wealth of opportunity and risk.”

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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