ASI bolsters China capabilities

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Aberdeen Standard Investments has made several appointments in Shanghai and Hong Kong to strengthen China fixed income and equities capabilities.

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On the fixed income front, Edmund Goh, who first joined ASI in 2011 as an Asian fixed income investment manager with a focus on China sovereign bonds and credit, has relocated to the firm’s wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai from Singapore, according to a firm statement.

Joining Goh in Shanghai is Aaron Ni, who has been named as an investment manager responsible for covering onshore China credits. Before the ASI, he worked at Ping An Asset Management, where he specialised in credit analysis.

On the equities side, the firm has appointed Stella Li as Shanghai-based investment manager for China equities. Before ASI, she was an equity research analyst at Macquarie Securities.

The firm launched a Luxembourg-domiciled China onshore bond fund in May, a Hong Kong-based spokeswoman said. It is managed by the Asian fixed income team.

“With the launch of this bond fund, we can offer international investors the opportunity to invest in the onshore China credit markets,” Hugh Young, head of Asia-Pacific, said in a previous statement.

“I am now looking forward to the launch of a similar bond fund available for eligible domestic Chinese investors later this year.”

An onshore China equity fund, also launched in May, has gathered at least RMB 100m ($15.65m) in assets, according to the Asset Management Association of China.

In Hong Kong, the firm has named Alec Jin as an investment manager for the Asian equities team, with a focus on China- and Hong Kong-listed stocks. Previously, he was a director on the leveraged finance team at Standard Chartered Bank, according to the statement.

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