Eric Mok is a senior vice president, senior executive director, and portfolio manager of Templeton Asian equity strategies. He also has research responsibilities for companies in the technology sector across global emerging markets as well as companies in China and Taiwan. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1998, Mr. Mok was a junior accountant with Rebecca Ling Chartered Accountant. He entered the financial services industry in 1998. Mr. Mok holds an M.S. in investment management from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a B.S. in actuarial science and economics from the University of Toronto. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
He joined Franklin Templeton in August 2019. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he was lead portfolio manager of GAM Investments’ (GAM) China equity strategy since its inception in 2007. He also headed GAM’s Asian equity team in Hong Kong and was lead portfolio manager of GAM’s Asian strategy and co-manager for additional strategies. Lai is responsible for managing Asian funds. Before joining GAM in 1998, he was is senior vice president with TCW Asset Management Company, TCW Asia Limited and Trust Company of the West. Previously, he was as associate director with BZW Investment Management Hong Kong from August 1994 to June 1997 and a fund manager with Lehman Brothers Global Asset Management. Lai holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.