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China’s Harvest poaches from global banks for senior roles

Harvest Global Investments has hired from RBC, UBS and Credit Suisse for its Hong Kong investment team.

Harvest GI, which is the international arm of Beijing-based Harvest Fund Management, has appointed Winnie Wong as a fixed income portfolio manager, according to a statement from the firm.

Wong joined Harvest in July and was previously a Hong Kong-based director at RBC Capital Markets, according to her Linkedin profile.

She has around 12 years of experience working as an investment analyst and portfolio manager and also held roles at Warburg Pincus and Credit Suisse, according to the statement.

The firm also hired Kathy Zhang for the role of China equities strategist, responsible for equity strategy research on both the Hong Kong and A-Share markets. Before Harvest, she worked for Credit Suisse, focusing on the Chinese industrial sector.

Besides investment management staff, Harvest also hired Kenn An as head of products to oversee product development, according to the statement.

Before he joined Harvest GI in July, An was previously UBS SDIC Asset Management’s director and head of product for marketing and business development, according to his Linkedin profile.

UBS SDIC AM is a subsidiary of UBS SDIC Fund Management, which is the joint venture between UBS and China’s State Development and Investment Corporation.

The new hires highlight the ongoing effort of Harvest to grow its international footprint.

Harvest GI was one of the the first fund houses to apply for the mutual fund cross-border sales scheme between Hong Kong and Switzerland. It plans to sell two Hong Kong-domiciled equity funds – the Asia Frontier Equity Fund and the China Equity Fund – to Swiss investors through the scheme.

Earlier this year, Harvest GI also launched its first Ucits-compliant sub-fund, the Harvest China Evolution Fund.

In February, Harvest GI also made several senior hires for sales and business development, which supported the firm’s cross-border investment strategy.

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