Published On: Fri, Nov 21st, 2014

BMO’s LGM Investments Appoints Stephen Ma As Head Of Greater China Equities

LGM Investments Limited, a part of BMO Global Asset Management, on 21 November announced that Stephen Ma has been appointed Head of Greater China Equities. He will be based in Hong Kong and will report directly to Thomas Vester, Chief Investment Officer at LGM.

“We’re delighted to have Stephen on board at LGM,” said Mr. Vester. “He brings with him over 20 years of industry experience and joins our team as a leading China equity manager with a proven track record.”

Before joining LGM, Mr. Ma was responsible for approximately US$4 billion of assets in China and Hong Kong Funds at Fidelity, where he began in 1997 and was appointed a Portfolio Manager in 2006. Prior to Fidelity, he was an Investment Analyst at EK Investment Management Limited and Hambro Pacific Fund Management Limited, with a focus on South East Asia. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1990 and holds an MA in Management Studies/Engineering Science.

“LGM has been an emerging markets specialist since its inception and Stephen’s appointment bolsters their expertise further,” added Barry McInerney, Co-CEO, BMO Global Asset Management. “It also reinforces BMO Global Asset Management’s commitment to growing our business worldwide.”

LGM manages Global Emerging, Asian and Frontier Markets mandates. The firm’s specialist China mandates include a Canadian-domiciled mutual fund. LGM plans to launch a China-focused UCITS vehicle for investors in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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