AllianzGI hires China equity head from Goldman Sachs AM

Shao Ping Guan will replace Anthony Wong as manager of Allianz’s China A strategies

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Allianz Global Investors has appointed Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Shao Ping Guan as head of China equity, with the move taking effect from 1 July.

Guan joins after 16 years at Goldman, having led their China equity team since 2017. His arrival at AllianzGI coincides with the departure of Anthony Wong, a senior portfolio manager and managing director at the firm.

Wong is due to leave on 30 June, with Guan replacing him as the lead portfolio manager of the firm’s China A strategies. He will be supported by Kevin You, who continues in his role as deputy portfolio manager.

Guan will be based in AllianzGI’s Hong Kong office, and will report to Raymond Chan, chief investment officer equity, Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Goldman in 2007, Guan held positions at UBS Asset Management, Credit Agricole Asset Management, Axa Asset Management and OUB Asset Management. In all, he has 26 years of investment experience, including 17 years focused on China.

Chan said: “We are looking forward to Shao Ping joining AllianzGI later this quarter and further developing our China equity franchise.

“We are confident that he possesses the skills and aptitude to lead and develop our strong and experienced China team and the investments we make on behalf of clients around the world into this exciting and increasingly important asset class.”

Chan added that he was grateful to Wong for his leadership in building the China A strategy suite, and he wished him all the best for the future.

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