Hong Kong-based asset management firm Value Partners Group has opened a European headquarters in London, saying it wants to be seen as the ‘go-to’ manager for investors interested in China and emerging markets.
The London branch will be led by Hendrik von Ripperda-Cosyn, who joined Value Partners from investment boutique Mestiq Capital.
He becomes head of business development in Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) and says the firm is to increase its product range of Ucits funds.
Von Ripperda-Cosyn, who has also been the Emea head of distribution for Mirae Asset Global Investments, will be responsible for the firm's direct sales and marketing efforts in the region and will manage the London office, which is to act as Value Partner’s regional distribution and investment hub.
Von Ripperda-Cosyn said: “Establishing an office in London is the first step in the company’s global ambition to move from being the ‘go-to’ player for local investors in mainland China and Hong Kong to being the go-to player for European investors.
“To do that successfully we will need to broaden our product range, primarily through the Ucits platform and institutional mandates, and then we will look to build out our footprint in Europe.”
Also joining from Metisq Capital is Martha Reyes, who will head research for Value Partner’s global ex-Asia emerging market equity strategy.
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