Matthews Asia has hired Beonca Yip as head of Asia Pacific.
Yip will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s business in the Asia Pacific region as well as leading its distribution activities, with a particular focus on the firm’s growing institutional business, Matthews Asia said.
Yip joins the firm with over 28 years of experience in senior distribution leadership roles. Previously, she led the distribution and client service teams at China Asset Management, where she was managing director and head of the global client group, based in Beijing. Prior to that, she held senior roles that included head of adviser business for Asia at Investec Asset Management and head of retail sales in Asia and Europe for Eastspring Investments.
“I am pleased to welcome Beonca to the team. She brings almost 30 years of client-focused experience in the investment industry in Asia Pacific with an impressive track record of developing strong partnerships. Her appointment reinforces our commitment to the region, and our clients, as we continue to expand our footprint in these key markets,” said Neil Steedman, head of international distribution.
“I am delighted to join Matthews and look forward to building on the success the firm has achieved. Matthews has a strong brand in the region and with over 30 years of experience investing in the emerging markets, the firm offers its clients a differentiated value proposition and product platform that I believe will resonate with a growing number of institutions and intermediaries,” said Yip.