Anthony Ho will join Amundi’s Hong Kong operation in mid-October as chief investment officer Asia ex-Japan equities and deputy chief executive officer.
He is filling the role vacated by Ayaz Ebrahim, who recently joined JP Morgan Asset Management, as reported.
Ho will be responsible for managing the Amundi investment teams in the region and promoting the firm’s Asia ex-Japan expertise, said the firm. He will be managing a team of 23 Asia ex-Japan equities investment professionals in Asia, 15 of which are based in Hong Kong. There are a total of 72 staff in Amundi’s Hong Kong office.
He will report to Amundi Hong Kong’s CEO Xiaofeng Zhong and to Romain Boscher, the firm's global head of equities.
Ho is a 22-year veteran in the asset management industry. He joins from the Hong Kong subsidiary of China International Fund Management (CIFM), where he had been CEO since 2014.
CIFM is headquartered in Shanghai and is a joint venture between J.P. Morgan Asset Management (UK) and Shanghai International Trust.
Prior to CIFM, Anthony Ho was managing director at JP Morgan Asset Management (Hong Kong) from 2012. From 2009 to 2012, he was deputy chief executive officer at China Asset Management (Hong Kong). He spent 16 years with Fidelity Worldwide Investment, having started his career at Arthur Andersen in 1988.
A CIFM spokesperson said Gerald Yeung will assume the role of CEO for CIFM Asset Management (HK). Yeung joined CIFM from a multi- family office where he was managing partner and COO. Prior to that, he was at JP Morgan Asset Management in Hong Kong and Taiwan serving various roles including chief administrative officer and head of china strategy & liaison.