Eastspring Investments (“Eastspring”), the US$125 billion Asian investment management arm of Prudential plc, and one of Asia’s largest investment managers, announced today the appointment of Dr. King Lun Au to the post of Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Investments Hong Kong.
Dr. Au will be responsible for growing the firm’s Hong Kong operation, more specifically as a gateway to cross-border activities with China.
A prominent figure in the Hong Kong asset management community, veteran Dr. Au brings almost 30 years of sector experience and asset owner relationships to the role. He is a member of several industry associations and committees, such as the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Advisory Committee and the Financial Services Development Council. He is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and investment Institute as well as Chairman of the Investment Funds Association.
Dr. Au joins Eastspring from BOCHK Asset Management, where he was Chief Executive Officer for the past five years. Previously, Dr. Au worked for FRM Hong Kong as Chief Executive Officer, where he helped establish and manage the firm’s Hong Kong office, servicing mandates from sovereign and institutional clients.
Announcing the appointment, Eastspring Investments Chief Executive Guy Strapp said: “We are delighted to welcome King to lead our Hong Kong team, which will benefit from his invaluable knowledge of and experience in the local asset management industry. King will play a key role in helping to establish our cross-border activities with China, as well as making a broader contribution to our global business strategy.”