Hong Kong-based asset management firm Value Partners Group has announced it has established its European headquarters in London.
The $16.4bn manager (as of August 2017) has appointed its head of EMEA business developement Hendrik von Ripperda-Cosyn to lead the London office. He joined Value Partners from investment boutique Mestiq Capital and previously served as head of EMEA Distribution with Mirae Asset Global Investments.
Von Ripperda-Cosyn spar-heads Value Partners’ sales and marketing efforts in the EMEA region and is responsible for establishing and managing the London office as the firm’s regional distribution and ex-Asia investment hub.
Also joining Value Partners’ London office from Mestiq Capital has been senior analyst Martha Reyes. A former portfolio manager at F&C Asset Management, heads the research for Value Partner’s global emerging market equity strategy ex-Asia stocks.
“As the largest home-grown asset manager in Hong Kong bridging investment needs between China and the rest of the world, Value Partners aims to become an investment solutions provider to Chinese investors, as well as a China and Asia investments expert to investors around the world,” said Au King Lun, CEO of Value Partners Group.
“Establishing an office in London is the first step in the company’s global ambition to move from being the ‘go-to’ player for local investors in mainland China and Hong Kong to being the go-to player for European investors. To do that successfully we will need to broaden our product range, primarily through the Ucits platform and institutional mandates, and then we will look to build out our footprint in Europe,”added Von Ripperda-Cosyn.
Value Partners has plans to add some of its existing strategies to its Ucits range such as its Greater China and Global Emerging Markets strategies as well as those already available through Hong Kong.