Richard Jones is a Director of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Richard has more than 29 years of investment experience in Asia, focused on both company research and portfolio management. He joined the First State Stewart Asia team in January 2010 and is based in Hong Kong. Richard is the lead manager of the First State Asia Opportunities Fund, the First State Asian Growth Fund and the First State Singapore and Malaysia Fund. He is also responsible for managing a number of Asia Pacific Leaders portfolios on behalf of key client segregated accounts. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a first class degree in Economics (Government).
Sophia Li is a Portfolio Manager at FSSA Investment Managers, part of First Sentier Investors. She joined FSSA Investment Managers as a graduate in 2009 and has developed extensive coverage of the companies in North Asia. Sophia manages the team’s Japan equity strategies and is the lead manager of the FSSA Japan Equity strategy and the FSSA Japan Focus strategy. Sophia holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Fudan University. She is also a CFA charterholder.