Responsible investing includes allocating to poor-ESG performing EM countries and helping them shift to greener solutions, instead of divesting completely, experts said.
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.
Investors and fund managers must play their part in ensuring that ESG funds deliver on their promise – but only government action will ensure this happens, say conference panellists.
Wanted: ESG experts that can see through a customer's eyes. AsianInvestor sounded out asset owners to see what they're looking for when it comes to management hires.
Apac asset owners are more keen than their global peers on private equity and infrastructure sustainable investments. However, they trail behind in public equity.
Stakeholders are placing increasing importance on gender equality on corporate boards, but institutionalised problems continue to limit career advancement for women in Asia Pacific, experts say.