Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has appointed Shao Ping Guan as its head of China equity with effect from 1 July.
Based in Hong Kong, Guan will report to Raymond Chan, chief investment officer for equity in Asia Pacific.
Guan will join AllianzGI from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where he has been since 2007, leading their China equity team since 2017. He brings with him 26 years of investment experience, including 17 years focused on China.
Prior to joining GSAM in 2007, Guan held positions at UBS Asset Management, Credit Agricole Asset Management, AXA Asset Management and OUB Asset Management.
Concurrently, Anthony Wong, senior portfolio manager, will be leaving AllianzGI on 30 June to pursue interests outside the firm. Guan will become sole lead portfolio manager for AllianzGI’s China A strategies, which are currently managed by Wong and will be supported by Kevin You as deputy portfolio manager.
“We are looking forward to Shao Ping joining AllianzGI later this quarter and further developing our China equity franchise. We are confident that he possesses the skills and aptitude to lead and develop our strong and experienced China team and the investments we make on behalf of clients around the world into this exciting and increasingly important asset class,” said Chan.