Advocacy Talking Points 1 March 2022
A Spotlight on Investing in China Equities in 2022 and Beyond
Webinar presented by CFA Institute in collaboration with T. Rowe Price
CFA Institute and T. Rowe Price, in collaboration with Cambridge Associates, organized a series of two webinars on the outlook for investment in China in 2022. (Watch the first webinar here.) The second webinar in the series explores the following themes:
- Historic trends in investing in China
- Future growth opportunities
- What are the topics at the forefront of clients', consultants', and investment managers' minds?
- Wilson Chen, CFA, managing director, Cambridge Associates, Singapore Office
- Richard McGillivray, senior director, institutional partnerships, APAC, CFA Institute
- Wenli Zheng, portfolio manager, T. Rowe Price
- Ashlesha Vaishampayan, vice president, Asia, T. Rowe Price
Wilson is a Managing Director based in Cambridge Associates’ Singapore office. He is responsible for performing due diligence on public growth managers and their appropriate products with a focus on Asia ex-Japan equity and Japan equity.
Before rejoining Cambridge Associates in 2011, Wilson was employed as a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, Asia Pacific Prior to Merrill Lynch, Wilson worked as an Associate Investment Director at Cambridge Associates where he was responsible for manager due diligence in the Asian and Japanese long only equity, Asian fixed income, and real estate asset classes. Education and Professional Credentials.
Richard McGillivray joined CFA Institute in June 2013. He leads the Asia Pacific Institutional Partnerships team, which is responsible for working with firms, regulators and Universities across the region. The team also works with CFA Societies to help institutions leverage the global CFA network of people, resources, services and programs.
Richard brings an unusual blend of experience in investment management and pure education to CFA Institute. Prior to CFA Institute, he set up the Asia Pacific operations for a UK-headquartered asset management business for whom he built and supported a broad client base, including private and retail banks, institutions, fund of funds and family offices in Asia Pacific and Africa. Prior to that, he worked for nearly 20 years in adult and professional education in Asia Pacific and southern Africa, including in education, financial services, media, aid agencies and law.
Ashlesha leads T. Rowe Price's consultant relations efforts across Asia, and is based in Singapore. She joined T. Rowe Price from Russell Investments in 2019, where she was a Senior Manager for Russell's UK Institutional business. Ashlesha has 8 years of investment management industry experience, having joined Schroders' graduate scheme in 2013 in London.
Ashlesha is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a current Chartered Financial Analyst candidate, and holds an honours degree in Classics from King’s College London.
Wenli Zheng is the portfolio manager of China Evolution Equity Strategy. He also co-manages Greater China portfolio for International Discovery Fund. Wenli is a Vice President of T Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited.
Wenli started his investment career with T. Rowe Price in 2008, beginning in the Investment department. Prior to this, Wenli was a strategic consultant with Capgemini China.
Wenli earned an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a dual BA degree in engineering and economics from South China University of Technology.