La Française hires head of sales for Asia

18 March 2014   Category: News, Asia, Global   By Asia Asset Management

Global investment solutions provider La Française has appointed Guillaume Dhamelincourt as head of sales for Asia. Mr. Dhamelincourt brings with him a wealth of knowledge about emerging markets as he has extensive experience, through his time at JK Capital Management Ltd, in Asian value equities. Before joining JK Capital Management in 2011, he was investment director at HSBC Specialist Investments in London (now InfraRed Capital Partners), the property and infrastructure private equity arm of HSBC.

Philippe Lecomte, CEO of La Française AM International and head of institutional development (France and International) said: “La Française is going further to expand its footprint in Asia. In 2010, we took a minority interest in JK Capital Management Ltd, a Hong Kong-based asset management firm specialised in Asian value equities. And just four months ago, we signed a strategic partnership with Forum Partners, an independent global real estate investment management firm that has offices throughout the world and a significant presence in Asia. Guillaume’s appointment is coming at just the right time, as La Française is registering funds for local distribution. Guillaume, with his knowledge of real estate and securities, will play a crucial role in La Française’s international development plans and ultimately contribute to our success in penetrating the Asian market. I’m confident that Guillaume is the man for the job.”

Mr. Dhamelincourt will be working out of JK Capital Management Ltd’s headquarters in Hong Kong. As head of sales for Asia, he will continue to pursue development opportunities. His goal will be to expand business in Asia through third party institutional distribution networks and directly with institutional investors. Mr. Dhamelincourt commented: “I look forward to working with such a dynamic group, willing and capable to make the necessary investments to ensure successful international development. My previous experience in real estate should be of added value once we hit the Asian market with European direct real estate and global real estate securities funds.”

For over 35 years, La Française Group has developed its expertise in managing securities and real estate assets and providing global investment solutions. Over the past decade, the firm has also taken on significant minority holdings, becoming a major player in this segment. La Française currently manages over 41 billion euros (US$56.95 billion) in assets.