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Sivanesarajah is the latest to join AMP CapitalÆs growing Asian equities team, which now consists of five investment professionals located in Sydney and Beijing. The team manages the Australia-listed AMP Capital China Growth Fund. AMP Capital is one of the few financial institutions globally to hold a QFII licence and it is the first Australian investment fund able to invest directly into China A-shares.
Based in Sydney, Sivanesarajah reports to Karma Wilson, head of Asian equities at AMP Capital.
Sivanesarajah joins from Maple-Brown Abbott, where he was an Asia-focused portfolio manager and equity analyst for five years. He also worked on Asian investment funds at BT Funds Management and was a quantitative analyst at Commonwealth Investment Management.
The expansion of AMP CapitalÆs Asian equities team is part of the fund houseÆs plans to be a leading high value-added investment manager in the Asia-Pacific region.
In March, AMP Capital named Kerry Series as its head of Asia-Pacific equities. In that role, Series has been overseeing and managing teams that cover Australian, New Zealand, and Asian equities. He reports to CIO Mark OÆBrien.
AMP Capital expanded its international investment management capabilities in Asia last year by establishing a regional office in Singapore, as well as offices in Beijing, Tokyo and Mumbai. The firm manages around $110 billion worldwide, including around $10 billion in Asia.
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