Manulife hires senior portfolio manager for Hong Kong equities
17 December 2012
News, Asia, China, Hong Kong
By Asia Asset Management
Manulife Asset Management has appointed Oscar Leung as senior portfolio manager dedicated to the Hong Kong, China equity market. Based in Hong Kong, he reports to Ronald CC Chan, head of equities, Asia.
Mr. Leung joins with more than 24 years of investment management experience, including over ten years as senior investment manager for Hong Kong China equities with ING Investment Management in Hong Kong. Within this asset class, he developed in-depth expertise in managing mutual fund and institutional products and retirement funds offered under the Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF). His career also includes nine years with Nomura Asset Management (Hong Kong), where he managed one of the first Hong Kong equity products distributed in Japan.
As a senior member of the Greater China team, Mr. Leung will add to Manulife Asset Management’s already broad Greater China equities capability. He joins a team in the Greater China region that includes 16 equity professionals in Hong Kong who work closely with eight Taiwan equity specialists in Taipei and 35 mainland China equity specialists in Beijing via Manulife TEDA, the company’s China market joint venture. Manulife Asset Management has ten investment offices across Asia with over US$50 billion in assets under management.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Chan said: “We are excited to have Oscar join Manulife Asset Management’s Greater China equities team as his extensive investment experience in Hong Kong equities complements our existing strengths in the region. In particular, his extensive background managing MPF pension portfolios will contribute to Manulife Asset Management’s MPF offerings. Oscar will contribute to our investment processes and asset management capabilities across our suite of mutual fund and insurance linked savings products and will add significant value to our institutional business.”
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