ED&F Man has appointed Edward Chin as its country manager for Hong Kong. Chin joins from Nesbitt Burns, where he handled portfolio management accounts and derivative clients. He has over 11 years' experience in direct investment, portfolio management and derivatives trading.

In addition, Jacqueline Wu has been appointed senior sales executive, based in Hong Kong. She was previously with Dresdner RCM Global Investors. Wu has a strong track record in retail mutual funds marketing.

"We are delighted to have Edward and Jackie on board in Hong Kong. With this expansion, ED&F Man Investment Products is demonstrating its commitment to the Hong Kong market and determination to provide clients with the highest level of customer service," says Matt Dillion, regional manager for Asia Pacific at ED & F Man Investment Products (HK) Limited.