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中国基金公司任期最长总经理赵学军出任嘉实基金董事长

2018-04-04 14:22 金融界基金

   嘉实基金发布公告,任职总经理时间达17年之久的赵学军出任公司董事长,原嘉实基金董事总经理、机构投资和固定收益业务首席投资官经雷接任总经理一职。日前,据FT旗下Ignites Asia采访报道,中国基金公司由总经理出任董事长实属罕见,而在中国基金业任职总经理时间最长的赵学军出任董事长,预示嘉实的海外战略将更加坚定。

  据报道,作为中国最早成立的十家基金公司之一,嘉实基金成立于1999年,发展至今已成为中国最大的资产管理公司。根据韦莱韬悦(Willis Towers Watson)排名统计,截至2016年底,嘉实以1362亿美元的资产管理规模位列亚太地区前20大资产管理机构的第12位。

  以下报道转载自Ignites Aisa,记者Selena Li,报道时间:2018年3月29日

  China's longest-serving fund CEO becomes chair at Deutsche JV

  BySelena LiMarch 29, 2018

  Zhao Xuejun has officially stePPed down from his post as CEO atHarvest Fund Managementafter 17 years and has become a co-chairman of the company. Analysts believe his previous aggressive overseas expansion strategy will likely remain intact.

中国基金公司任期最长总经理出任董事长|报道转载自FT旗下Ignites Asia

  Zhao Xuejun, Harvest Fund Management

  Zhao had been CEO at the Beijing-based fund house since 2000.Deutsche Asset Managementoriginally took a 19.5% stake inHarvestin 2005 and then raised its ownership in the firm to 30% in 2008.

中国基金公司任期最长总经理出任董事长|报道转载自FT旗下Ignites Asia

  Jing Lei, Harvest Fund Management

  Last week, the company appointed Jing Lei as its new CEO. Jing was previously chief investment officer of its fixed-income and institutional business.

  “In China, whenever you mention Harvest, you will think of Zhao Xuejun,” a Shanghai-based senior fund analyst who asked not to be named tellsIgnites Asia, adding that the name of the former CEO has become closely associated with the brand value of the firm.

  Established in 1999 as one of the first 10 fund houses in China, Harvest grew to become the country’s largest asset manager and ranked number 12 among the top 20 for Asia Pacific as of end-2016, with US$136.2 billion in assets under management, according to thelatest-available global AUM rankingbyWillis Towers Watson.

  Under Zhao’s leadership, the public fund house has branched out into independent financial advice, venture capital and private equity, but what’s noteworthy is its overseas footprint, says the analyst.

  “Harvest is one of the first batch of Chinese fund houses to expand overseas, and with Zhao being the firm’s chairman and having a new CEO who has worked for foreign asset owners, the brand is expected to follow Zhao’s strategy and may give its overseas expansion a boost,” the analyst says.

  Jing, who worked for AIG in New York in an investment research role from 1998 to 2008, subsequently returned to China to headAIA’s China asset management centre. He joined Harvest in 2013 as CIO and head of institutional business and fixed-income investment, according to a company statement.

  Compared to its Chinese peers, Harvest has a wider business operation overseas, and despite the new leadership, the firm is most likely to stick to the strategy mapped out by Zhao, according to Hui Miao, a Singapore-based senior analyst covering China atCerulli Associates.

  Harvest was among the Chinese asset managers that ventured outside the mainland market through its global arm,Harvest Global Investments. HGI was originally a Hong Kong-based fund subsidiary established in 2008. It opened a New York office in 2012 and a London office three years later.

  In March 2017, HGIlaunchedits first Ucits mutual fund in Europe, the Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund, available to institutional and wholesale investors in Switzerland, the U.K., Luxembourg and Finland. Four months later, it became the first asset management company to qualify two funds for the new Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme between Hong Kong and Switzerland, asreported.

  In Australia, HGI isconsidering acquisitionsof mid- to large-cap financial companies, according to the Australian Financial Review.

  “Harvest will follow its long-term global strategy,” a Beijing-based spokeswoman tellsIgnites Asia, adding that the firm is not yet ready to reveal details of its offshore operation under its new CEO.

  “[Jing] has recorded outstanding performance in investment return and assets under management since he joined Harvest, with the institutional business [growing] by 124% in the recent three years to reach Rmb510 billion,” the company says in a statement.

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