Bernard Lim joins as senior fund manager, Asia Pacific ex-Japan and Christine Seng as fund manager, Singapore and Australia while Weixiong Liang joins as an analyst and Wee Jia Low as senior associate, the asset manager said.
Ng reports to Leigh Harrison, head of equities at Threadneedle, while Lim, Seng, Liang and Low report to Ng.
Based in Singapore, the new team will focus on further building the firm’s offering for Asian investors. All five members of the new team have worked together during their careers.
The new team will work closely with Threadneedle’s long-standing Asian Equities team of seven headed by Vanessa Donegan, which currently manages £3.6bn out of London and Singapore as at the end of August.
Ng joins from Nikko Asset Management where he was chief investment officer and managed a team of more than 20 investment professionals including equity and fixed income specialists. He has over 18 years of experience focusing on Asia Pacific ex-Japan equity markets. After starting his career at Schroders Investment Management (Singapore) in 1995, Ng joined Mirae Asset Global Investments late 2004 to build and lead their Asia-Pacific ex-Japan equities team in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Lim was senior vice president, Equities at Fullerton Fund Management and has 20 years investment experience. Prior to Fullerton, he was chief investment officer in Mirae Asset Global Investment Management.
Seng joins from Nikko Asset Management where she was a portfolio manager. She was a also founding member of the Asia-Pacific ex-Japan equity team at Mirae Asset Global Investments.
Liang was a portfolio manager at Nikko Asset Management.
Threadneedle established a presence in Asia in 2008 and has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Australia.