LONDON, September 19, 2016
Harvest Global Investments Ltd has appointed Ashley Dale as Chief Business Development Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Based in Hong Kong and reporting to James Sun, CEO, he heads the marketing and overall business development for Asia, North & South America, Europe and The Middle East for one of Asia’s largest investment managers.
In this role, Dale is responsible for developing business for international clients looking to invest in China and Asia as a whole, as well as cooperating with Mainland Chinese financial institutions wishing to allocate capital globally, including in the UK and Europe. He also leads the product development and marketing communications teams for the company, where he is responsible for creating a strong brand presence outside its home market. One of his first priorities will be to support upcoming fund launches by building HGI’s distribution network globally, both under its own name, as well as in cooperation with Deutsche Asset Wealth Management, which holds a 30% stake in the company.
He has over 20 years of business development and marketing experience in the finance industry, for both long-only and alternative investment strategies and has led companies and teams in international asset management and investment banking in Europe, Asia and the US. He works with many clients across the world, focusing on numerous different strategies and segments, including institutions, pension funds, private banks, wealth managers, Sovereign Wealth Funds and hedge funds.
Chief Executive Officer, James Sun, said: “We are delighted to have Ash on board. It demonstrates HGI’s ability to attract the very best talent for key positions as we seek to expand and to increase the overall quality of our business in the highly competitive international arena.”
Ashley Dale, Chief Business Development Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, said: “I’m delighted to have joined Harvest, China’s preeminent institutional asset manager. We are one of the first Asian based asset managers to expand overseas, with offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, and a number of products, including Asia and China equity, FI and ETFs already listed. My role is to build and elevate this side of the business and take us to a level where we can genuinely compete on the international stage. With our roots in China and with over 200 investment staff in China and Hong Kong, we have a real advantage when it comes to understanding, analysing and investing in the region.
Developed market investors are increasingly looking towards emerging markets for growth, while Chinese investors are actively looking overseas to diversify their investments. As such, Harvest is in a unique position to provide that bridge for all our clients. It’s a fantastic role and one I am certain will be both challenging and ultimately rewarding for our clients and business partners”.
Prior to joining HGI, Dale held the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Head of International Business Development at Mirae Asset Global Investments. He has also held senior positions at CLSA, GLS Capital and SG Securities.
Ashley graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1989 and attained the rank of Captain in the British Army. He served in Northern Ireland and Germany.