Last updated: 02:42 / Thursday, 8 May 2014
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Leading Asian Equities Team Joins Threadneedle Investments

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Leading Asian Equities Team Joins Threadneedle Investments
  • Soo Nam Ng joins as Head of Asian Equities (Asia) leading renowned Singapore- based team
  • They will be based in Threadneedle’s Singapore office.

Threadneedle Investments announces the appointment of Soo Nam Ng as Head of Asian Equities (Asia), along with four additional prominent hires adding significantly to the firm’s capabilities in the region. All five members of the new team have worked together during their careers. Bernard Lim joins as Senior Fund Manager, Asia Pacific ex Japan; Christine Seng as Fund Manager, Singapore and Australia; Weixiong Liang as Analyst and Wee Jia Low as Senior Associate. They will be based in Threadneedle’s Singapore office.

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 31 August 2013). The Singapore-based team will focus on further building the firm’s offering for Asian investors.

Soo Nam Ng reports to Leigh Harrison, Head of Equities at Threadneedle. Bernard Lim, Christine Seng, Weixiong Liang and Wee Jia Low report to Soo Nam.

Mr Mark Burgess, Threadneedle’s Chief Investment Officer commented: “We have a strong team-based approach at Threadneedle, with a culture of open discussion, debate and sharing of ideas to give us a global perspective advantage”.

Soo Nam Ng joins Threadneedle from Nikko Asset Management where he was Chief Investment Officer and he managed a team of more than 20 investment professionals including equity and fixed income specialists. Soo Nam is a veteran in the fund management industry, having spent more than 18 years focusing on Asia Pacific ex Japan equity markets and is an award-winning portfolio manager.

Bernard Lim joins Threadneedle from Fullerton Fund Management where he was Senior Vice President, Equities, with responsibility for the firm’s Asia Focus mandates. He was also country specialist for Hong Kong, and covered the technology and energy sectors. Bernard brings 20 years investment experience to Threadneedle.

Christine Seng joins Threadneedle from Nikko Asset Management where she was a Portfolio Manager and was responsible for an award winning dividend yield fund. Christine has been in the fund management industry for the last 14 years.

Weixiong Liang joins Threadneedle from Nikko Asset Management where he was a Portfolio Manager.

Wee Jia Low joins Threadneedle from Nikko Asset Management where he was an Equity Analyst.

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Threadneedle established a presence in Asia in 2008 and has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Australia. Part of Ameriprise Financial, the company last year announced plans to expand its Asian business, building on its established presence and considerable investment capabilities, and that of Columbia Management, the US-based asset management subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial

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