Laura Luo named head of Hong Kong China equities at Barings
03 September 2013
News, Asia, China, Hong Kong
By Asia Asset Management
Baring Asset Management (Barings) has appointed Laura Luo to the role of head of Hong Kong China equities, starting on September 12. She will report to Wilfred Sit, chief investment officer, Asia and will be based in Hong Kong. She replaces Agnes Deng who has left the firm.
Ms. Luo will be responsible for managing the Hong Kong China equities team as well as being lead manager on the Baring Hong Kong China Fund and segregated portfolios. She has over 17 years’ experience of researching and investing in Hong Kong China equities and joins the firm from Schroder Investment Management where she worked for over 12 years.
Winston Ke, who has materially contributed to the portfolio management of the strongly performing China A-share product since its inception, will become lead manager on the Baring China A-Share Fund and all China A-Share segregated portfolios, effective immediately. He will report to Ms. Luo. Mr. Ke joined Baring Asset Management in April 2010 from First State Cinda Asset Management in Shenzhen, China, where he covered China A-Share markets.
Marino Valensise, chief investment officer at Barings, comments: “Our flagship mutual fund in China, the US$2.3 billion Baring Hong Kong China Fund, was launched in 1982; reaching its 30th anniversary last year. In 2010 we launched the Baring China A-Share Fund, offering investors access to the domestic China equity market through our QFII status and quota, and preparing for the gradual opening up of this market to wider access. For long-term investors, we continue to see compelling investment opportunities across these high-growth markets.
“We are very pleased to be welcoming Laura to Barings to add her vast experience of managing and researching Greater China equities to our team.”
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