Fullerton Fund Management Appoints General Manager for China
SINGAPORE, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd today announced the appointment of James Zhang Jun as General Manager for its China entity, Fullerton Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, effective 1 June 2020.
Based in Shanghai, Mr Zhang will be instrumental in leading Fullerton's business in China, working closely with the China team, clients and business partners. He will be responsible for managing the investment and business development efforts, driving client engagement and overseeing the operations for the market. In his role, Mr Zhang will report to Fullerton Fund Management's Chief Executive Officer, Jenny Sofian.
"China is a strategic priority and a critical market for our business. We have seen strong traction over the last few years and we are committed to step up momentum and to pursue growth in this important market," said Ms Sofian. "This appointment reflects our commitment to accelerate the growth momentum of our business in China and achieve long-term success in the market. James brings with him deep expertise and experience in the industry. Coupled with strong local market knowledge, he will be a significant addition to our management team."
Mr Zhang has close to 25 years of industry experience and a keen eye on the evolving business landscape and regulatory environment in China. Prior to this appointment, Mr Zhang was Executive Vice-President and Managing Director, Sales for China International Fund Management, a joint venture of JP Morgan Asset Management. Previously, he was the Deputy General Manager of Personal Finance, Sales and Marketing, with China Construction Bank where he was responsible for the retail sales and marketing of personal wealth management products.
Mr Zhang said: "I am excited to be taking on the role of General Manager for Fullerton Investment Management. China's financial sector liberalisation offers huge potential, and I look forward to working with the China team to lead the business to its next level of growth."
Mr Zhang replaces Mark Li, who has left the firm to pursue other interests.
General Manager, Fullerton Investment Management
James Zhang is the General Manager of Fullerton's China entity. He is responsible for managing the business, in line with the firm's goals and growth objectives.
James has close to 25 years of experience, and has held a variety of roles in China's wealth management space, specialising in sales, marketing and business development.
He worked at China International Fund Management (CIFM), a joint venture of JP Morgan Asset Management, for the last 9 years as their Managing Director responsible for Sales & Marketing. In this role, he was responsible for formulating and implementing sales strategy, and managing institutional and retail sales teams. His previous roles and responsibilities at CIFM also included business strategy development, marketing, product development and e-commerce. Prior to his role at CIFM, he was the Deputy General Manager of Personal Finance, Sales & Marketing with China Construction Bank ("CCB") from 2007 to 2011, and worked in CCB since 1996.
James holds a Master's Degree in Management Science & Engineering from Tongji University, and graduated from Shandong University with a Bachelor's Degree in Management Science & Engineering.
Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd ("Fullerton") is a Asia based investment specialist, with capabilities that span equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives, including private equity, and manages over SGD 50 billion in assets under management (as at end April 2020).
The firm was incorporated in Singapore in 2003 and is a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. NTUC Income, a leading Singapore insurer, became our minority shareholder in 2018.
Fullerton provides investment solutions for institutions such as government agencies, pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and sovereign wealth, as well as for private wealth and the retail segment. With 17 years of experience in Asian financial markets, Fullerton builds on its heritage to provide clients with investment solutions that are long term, research-based and conviction-led.
Headquartered in Singapore, Fullerton also has associated offices in Shanghai, London, Tokyo and Brunei. Fullerton is licensed under the Securities and Futures Act and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.