By: BAM Team
The Korea Economic Daily Global Edition, a premium multi-language business news provider, carried out a survey of 20 pension funds and other major institutional investors at the end of 2020.
The respondents were asked to pick the best GPs across five asset classes: private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds. GPs were separated into two categories – large-cap and mid-cap firms – and evaluated in terms of performance, communication and client services.
The ‘Best Asset Managers by Korean Investors 2020’ awards were based on the results of the survey. By asset class, GPs who received the most votes across the board were selected “Best of the Best.”
BAM’s recognition as “Best of the Best” among mid-cap hedge funds comes amid the continued growth and expansion of our firm’s Asia business. In January 2021, BAM announced the hire of Andrew Fong as President of BAM Asia in our Hong Kong office.
Andrew brings 26 years of experience overseeing investment and business activities in the Asia-Pacific region to our firm. He will work alongside Sachin Kewalramani, BAM’s Head of Asia, and our global Investment Committee, to manage the firm’s 70+ employees across our Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan offices. Growing our overall Asia business in equities and macro, including our onshore China operations, will be a key part of his role.
BAM has been on the ground in Asia since 2007. We opened our first office in Hong Kong in 2008, followed by Singapore in 2017 and Tokyo in 2019.
Andrew’s appointment further demonstrates our continued commitment to the region and the importance of our Asia business to the overall firm. In addition to our 17 portfolio managers across equities, index rebalancing and macro strategies in Asia, we plan to double our presence in the region over the next several years.
You can read more about BAM’s recognition and the other selections for Best Asset Managers by Korean Investors 2020 here.