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Barings appoints Laura Luo as head of Hong Kong China equities

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Baring Asset Management has appointed Laura Luo to the role of head of Hong Kong China equities, effective 12 September.

 
She will report to Wilfred Sit, chief investment officer Asia, and will be based in Hong Kong. Luo replaces Agnes Deng who has left the firm.
 
Luo (pictured) will be responsible for managing the Hong Kong China equities team as well as being lead manager on the Baring Hong Kong China Fund and segregated portfolios.
 
Winston Ke, who has materially contributed to the portfolio management of the China A-share product since its inception, will become lead manager on the Baring China A-Share Fund and all China A-Share segregated portfolios, effective immediately. He will report to Luo.
 
Marino Valensise, chief investment officer at Barings, says: “Our flagship mutual fund in China, the USD2.3bn Baring Hong Kong China Fund, was launched in 1982; reaching its 30th anniversary last year.  In 2010 we launched the Baring China A-Share Fund, offering investors access to the domestic China equity market through our QFII status and quota, and preparing for the gradual opening up of this market to wider access. For long-term investors, we continue to see compelling investment opportunities across these high-growth markets.
 
“We are very pleased to be welcoming Laura to Barings to add her vast experience of managing and researching Greater China equities to our team.”
 
Luo has over 17 years’ experience of researching and investing in Hong Kong China equities. She joins from Schroder Investment Management where she worked for over 12 years. Since 2002 Luo has been lead manager on several Hong Kong China equity funds, responsible for assets under management of over USD2bn. This includes the Schroder International Selection Fund: China Opportunities, which she has managed since it launched in 2006. Previously Luo was head of China equity research at a sell-side institution.
 
Ke joined Baring Asset Management in April 2010 from First State Cinda Asset Management in Shenzhen, China, where he covered China A-Share markets. He was brought on board at Barings for his insight into investing in China A-Share equity markets.

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