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Schroders hires Canon Yau for Real Estate team, Asia


Schroders is today announcing the appointment of Canon Yau as Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Asian Real Estate team. Canon will be based in Hong Kong, focusing on sourcing capital for existing and new UK and European strategies from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other Asian countries

Prior to Schroders, Canon spent five years with CBRE Capital Advisors in Hong Kong as a Senior Director focused on capital raising and cross-border investment.  He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Duncan Owen, Global Head of Real Estate at Schroders said:

“I am delighted to announce a key new hire in the Asian Real Estate team. In this role Canon will work closely with John Chantrell, Makoto Fukui, Philipp Ellebracht and I. Canon brings a wealth of relevant experience to the role having worked in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, Dubai and Abu Dhabi with major Investors, Developers and Investment Banks.

The new hire comes as the Schroders Real Estate team continues to expand its presence around the world, particularly in Asia and the US. We offer clients access to world-class solutions through core and value add funds and partnerships with a focus on winning cities and the mega-themes of rapid urbanisation, demographics, the technological revolution, and infrastructural trends as well as the shift from West to East.”


For further information, please contact:

Sarah Deutscher

Lucy Cotter

Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 6139 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7658 3365 


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