Schroders has appointed Kun Shan as its Shanghai-based fund manager for Asian fixed income.
In the newly-created role, Kun focuses on onshore Chinese government and policy bank bonds.
He reports functionally to Julia Ho, head of Asian macro for Asian fixed income, and locally to Elaine Zhang, general manager at Schroder Investment Management (Shanghai) (Schroders Shanghai).
The company said Kun joins Schroders Shanghai this month and will further strengthen the Asian fixed income team’s access and coverage in mainland China.
Kun joins from Schroders from BNP Paribas (China), where he was head of local markets strategy for China. In his previous role, Kun was responsible for thematic coverage of China macro, specialising in Chinese credit.
Roy Diao, head of Asian fixed income, said Kun’s appointment further highlights Schroders’ continued commitment to its growth in Asian markets, as well as the increased demand for fixed income solutions from its clients globally.
David Guo, head of China business, said Kun will play an instrumental role in growing the company’s suite of fixed income offerings.
He said Schroders remains committed to the Chinese market and will continue to invest in its China business.
As of end-March, Schroders’ fixed income business has over $106.7 billion of assets under management and 120 investment professionals globally.
Schroder Shanghai is the wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) of Schroders plc in mainland China.