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EM champions: top emerging Asia managers revealed

We reveal the managers leading the emerging market Asia sector in China, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Emerging Asia has been at the forefront of the debate over whether emerging markets are too good an opportunity to miss, or are still keeping investors in the dark with a lack of data and too much risk. 

We're shining a light on the leading managers in this region, who have been finding success on their strategies in China, Vietnam and Taiwan. 

All figures are to 30 June 2018.

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Emerging Asia has been at the forefront of the debate over whether emerging markets are too good an opportunity to miss, or are still keeping investors in the dark with a lack of data and too much risk. 

We're shining a light on the leading managers in this region, who have been finding success on their strategies in China, Vietnam and Taiwan. 

All figures are to 30 June 2018.

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5. Jian Shi Cortesi 

Three-year returns: 44%

Funds managed:

Fund sizes:

  • CHF 100.8 million
  • CHF 87.4 million

 

Citywire AA-rated Jian Shi Cortesi works for GAM, where she manages the Asia Focus Equity fund and the China Evolution Equity fund. She joined the firm in 2010 after working for a US wealth management firm and is now based in Zurich. 

She has achieved a total return of 44% over three years and was previously Citywire AAA-rated.

 

 

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4. Louisa Lo

Three-year returns: 46.7%

Funds managed:

Fund sizes:

  • CHF 1.09 billion
  • CHF 1.11 billion
  • CHF 3.36 billion
  • CHF 310.7 million

Schroder's Lousia Lo is Citywire A-rated and manages four of the asset manager's emerging Asia funds, achieving total returns of 46.7% over three years.

She joined Schroders in 1996 in the Hong Kong office and is currently the head of Asian equities ex-Japan. 

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3. Manish Modi 

Three-year returns: 47.7%

Funds managed:

Fund sizes:

  • CHF 97.4 million
  • CHF 145.9 million
  • CHF 545.2 million

Citywire AAA-rated Manish Modi manages UBS' Emerging Asia, Asian Consumption and Institutional EM Asia funds and has landed total returns of 47.7% over the past three years.

He is part of the global emerging markets and Asia Pacific equities team at UBS AM in Singapore and previously worked at Pioneer Investment Management as head of Asian equities. 

 

 

 

 

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2. Laura Trost

Three-year returns: 47.9%

Funds managed: 

Fund sizes:

  • CHF 24.73 million
  • CHF 60.9 million

Laura Trost manages two emerging Asia funds at CBR Investment, the Optimum Classic fund and Lumen Vietnam fund. She has achieved total returns of 47.9% over the past three years.

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1. Quynh Le Yen

Three-year returns: 91.6%

Fund managed: Vietnam Equity (UCITS) USD

Fund size: CHF 92.2 million  

Dragon Capital Group's Quynh Le Yen comes out on top of this ranking, having achieved returns of 91.6% over the past three years on her Vietnam Equity Ucits fund. 

Citywire AA-rated Yen is based in Ho Chi Minh City and currently works exclusively with Vietnamese equities using a value investment style. She joined the firm in 2007. 

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Related Fund Managers

Quynh Le Yen
Quynh Le Yen
1/12 in Equity - Emerging Markets Asia (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 56.53%
Laura Trost
Laura Trost
7/12 in Equity - Emerging Markets Asia (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 24.95%
Manish Modi
Manish Modi
4/12 in Equity - Emerging Markets Asia (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 32.09%
Louisa Lo
Louisa Lo
2/12 in Equity - Emerging Markets Asia (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 39.89%
Jian Shi Cortesi
Jian Shi Cortesi
3/12 in Equity - Emerging Markets Asia (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 35.24%