Chinese manager makes triple hire in Hong Kong

Chinese asset management group Harvest Global Investments has made three senior senior appointments to expand its Hong Kong-based team and further its international product offering.

The $114bn AuM (as of 31 March 2017) investment firm has hired Winnie Wong as fixed income portfolio manager. She will be responsible for managing fixed income portfolios run by Harvest Global Investments.

Wong has more than 12 years’ experience working as an investment analyst and portfolio manager covering Asian companies. Formerly, she held various roles at Royal Bank of Canada, Warburg Pincus, and Credit Suisse.

Kathy Zhang joins from Credit Suisse as China equity strategist. She will be in charge of the equity strategy research on both Hong Kong and A-Share stock markets.

Lastly, Kenn An, the firm’s new head of Product, will oversee product development at Harvest Global Investments. He was previously head of Product and Marketing at UBS Asset Management in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for cross-border investment products and business development.

Other roles held during his career were with Haitong International Securities, Barclays Capital, Société Générale and Calyon.

Ashley Dale, chief business development officer and chief marketing officer: “These new hires will bolster Harvest’s international position as a Chinese and Asian markets specialist firm. Winnie, Kathy, and Kenn all bring impressive international experience from some of the world’s leading financial institutions.

“They also have the added benefit of being able to combine that experience with a deep knowledge of local markets and deploy these talents within a sophisticated investment approach. As Harvest continues to expand its international product offering for offshore investors, the new hires will add to our team’s pedigree and will help our investors to generate excess returns.”

Harvest has launched its first Ucits-compliant fund, Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund, last April and has also qualified its funds for the Switzerland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme in June.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and 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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