BNP Paribas AM Appoints David Choa as Head of Greater China Equities

He will take on his new Hong Kong-based role on 1 July.

BNP Paribas Asset Management (AM) hired David Choa as head of Greater China equities, Finance Magnates has learned.

Choa will report to Frédéric Surry, deputy head of fundamental active equities.

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He will be responsible for the governance and oversight of the investment process, from alpha identification, risk management through to trade execution.

Choa will also manage a team of investment professionals and analysts based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, ensuring that the investment approach and results across the firm’s Greater China strategies are in line with clients’ expectations.

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“David was one of the founding members of the Greater China Equities team upon his arrival in 2012.  We are confident that he will continue to successfully drive the team and manage our Greater China strategies to meet investors’ growing demand for consistent returns in this asset class,” Surry stated.

15 years of industry experience

”China represents one of the strongest growth markets for international asset managers, and will continue to be a focus for the firm in the region. Similarly, the China Equities strategy, which has delivered outstanding investment performance over the last three years, will continue to be one of our key areas of focus,” Ligia Torres, CEO Asia Pacific at BNPP AM, added.

Choa has more than 15 years of financial experience. He served in consulting, corporate finance and equity investing, with a focus on China and the Asia Pacific.

Prior to BNPP AM, he worked at Fidelity Management & Research (Hong Kong) as an international equity analyst specializing in Asia Pacific telecommunications.

Choa has also held senior roles in Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory at Deloitte & Touche (Hong Kong) and the firm’s Economic Consulting Group in Boston, USA.

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