Matthews Asia hires regional chief in Hong Kong

Hong-KongSan Francisco-based asset manager Matthews Asia has hired Lindsay Wright, formerly of BNY Mellon, as its head of Asia, based in Hong Kong. In addition to her newly created role, Wright will serve as global chief operating officer at the firm. “Asia remains central to the firm’s future development and long-term focus and we will continue to commit resources to support our growth strategy in the region,” said William Hackett, chief executive. Matthews Asia set up its Hong Kong office, its first in Asia, in 2010. Earlier this year, the company established a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai. The firm has also revealed plans to open an office in Singapore. Wright served as co-head of investment management and head of distribution for the Asia-Pacific region at BNY Mellon. She has spent most of her 30-year career in investment management in Asia. ©2018 funds global asia

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