Atlantis Investment Management has unveiled a major push in its Mainland business, announcing the appointments of Yui Ben Lai and Sam Shan to its Chinese equities team.

Based in its Hong Kong office, Lai joins Atlantis as a fund manager and will also be undertaking numerous company visits. He makes the move to Atlantis from Kingsway Financial Services Group where he was vice president of institutional sales for the past two years.

Prior to this position, Lai was an investment director for PointWorth Management, where he held responsibility for investment in Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Shan comes to AtlantisÆ as a Chinese equities analyst in its Shanghai offices. He joins from the Economic Research Institute of Guosen Securities where he held a senior sales position. Over his career, Shan has also held the title of senior manager of the overseas trading department with ShenYin & WanGuo Securities, where he was instrumental in developing its QFII trading and service system.

Both new hires report directly to Yang Liu, managing director of Atlantis Investment Management Hong Kong and fund manager of the Atlantis China Fund and Atlantis China Fortune Fund.