Schroders strengthens China Fixed Income capability with hire of Kun Shan


Schroders is today announcing the appointment of Kun Shan as Fund Manager, Asian Fixed Income. Based in Shanghai, Kun is a member of Schroder Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited (Schroders Shanghai), the wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) of Schroders plc in mainland China.

Kun will focus on onshore Chinese government and policy bank bonds, reporting functionally to Julia Ho, Head of Asian Macro, Asian Fixed Income, and locally to Elaine Zhang, General Manager, Schroders Shanghai. This hire will further strengthen the Asian Fixed Income team’s access and coverage in mainland China.

Kun assumes the newly created role in July 2018 with over eleven years of industry experience. Kun holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration, Corporate Finance, and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Economics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Kun joins Schroders from BNP Paribas (China) Limited, where he was Head of Local Markets Strategy, China, responsible for thematic coverage of China Marco, specialising in Chinese credit.

Roy Diao, Head of Asian Fixed Income, commented:

“We are delighted that Kun is joining our Asian Fixed Income team. His long-standing career and investment expertise make him a valuable addition to our existing capabilities.

On-the-ground expertise is essential when investing in China. We have invested heavily in our resources over the years, and are committed to expanding our research and investment capabilities in China. We are focused on capturing opportunities in mainland China that could provide value to our investors over the long run.

Kun’s appointment further highlights our continued commitment to our growth in Asian markets and the increased demand for Fixed Income solutions from our clients locally, in the region and globally.”

David Guo, Head of China Business, commented:

“Schroders has been operating in Asia for over 40 years, and we were one of the early foreign asset managers to set up presence in mainland China. Over the years we have built a successful franchise and earned the trust of clients.

We remain committed to the Chinese market and will continue to invest in our China business. Kun will play an instrumental role in growing our suite of fixed income offerings as we continue to provide investment solutions to cater to local investor needs.”

Schroders’ Fixed Income business has over USD106.7 billion* of assets under management, employing more than 120 investment professionals* globally.

*As at 31 March 2018

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