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Au is hired close on the heels of Lau Cheng Soon who was appointed managing director of Invesco Real Estate Asia in March this year. Au will work closely with Soon in Hong Kong as well as InvescoÆs heads of European and American research.
Au joins Invesco with more then 12 years experience. Prior to Invesco he worked with Savills as director, research and consultancy with responsibility for the Hong Kong and Macau regions. Au has also served as an advisor to regional offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. He has a master of science degree in financial management from the University of London. He also has a post graduate diploma in surveying from the University of Hong Kong.
Invesco is an investment manager active in the region since 1962. It is part of AMVESCAP, a company listed on the London, New York and Toronto stock exchanges.
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