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Barings appoints Sit as CIO in Asia


Baring Asset Management (Barings) has appointed Wilfred Sit (pictured) to the new role of Chief Investment Officer – Baring Asset Management Asia Limited. SIt will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office when he joins on 30th May.

Sit joins Barings from Mirae Asset Global Investments where he was Head of Asia Pacific Investment Strategy and Regional Chief Investment Officer – Asia Pacific, before becoming Head of Emerging Markets Investment strategy. He is returning to Barings, having been Director and latterly Head of Asian Equities at the firm between 2004 and 2007. Wilfred started his career in the investment management industry in 1994. He has experience managing a wide range of mandates including regional Asian funds and China funds as well as in institutional marketing. His prior experience includes over ten years in Asian investment roles at Invesco and Aetna in Hong Kong.

In his new role at Barings, Sit will lead the Hong Kong based equity team. He will work with Colin Ng, Barings’ Head of Asian Equities, and Agnes Deng, Head of Hong Kong China Equities, to build on the investment record and historic franchise of Barings in Asian investment markets. Wilfred will report to Tim Scholefield, Barings’ Head of Equities.
Tim Scholefield, Head of Equities at Barings, says: “Asian equities have long been an area of strategic importance to Barings. Wilfred has both breadth and depth of investment experience and knows Barings well. We believe Wilfred brings a strong mix of knowledge and skills that will help us drive the business through the next stage of its growth.”

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