Hong Kong – House Awards: Long/Short Equity

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Pillar 1. Investment process

To examine the principles and the team’s investment style and consistencies, accountability, and investor alignment

Pillar 2. Portfolio construction

To examine the portfolio disciplines, liquidity capability, investment/ divestment principles, and research resources

Pillar 3. Performance & Risk

To examine how performances and risks are generated, net returns together with drawdowns and recovery and investor diversification

Pillar 4. Stewardship

To examine the manager’s commitment to engagement and disclosure, responsible shareholding policies, and driving changes for investees

Pillar 5. Corporate Quality

To examine the company's commitment to responsible stewardship while ensuring healthy and sustainable growth

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Upon an excellent set of risk-adjusted returns, GaoTeng Emerging Markets Plus Long/Short Fixed Income Alpha Fund’s AUM has significantly increased nearly 13 times to US$281.31 million since inception. We have received tremendous investor interests and attracted our first Global Pension, Endowment and Foundation investors this year.  We also believe the successful completion of the thorough and comprehensive ODD processes is a testament to GaoTeng’s long-term investment excellence, solid risk management framework, and strong technology and operational capabilities.

Thanks to great team efforts, GaoTeng Global Asset Management ’s AUM has surpassed HK$ 20 billion as of end of Q3 2021, remarkably increasing 80+ times since end of 2018 after GaoTeng launched its first public fund in Hong Kong.

Note: data as of 30 September 2021; GaoTeng launched its first public bond fund in November 2018.


Daniel Li , CIO(Equities)
GaoTeng Global Asset Management
Category: Alternatives – Long/Short Equity


  1. Wyman Leung, Chief Investment Officer, AMG Financial Group Ltd
  2. Belinda Hsieh, Executive Director, Head of Treasures Investment Product & Advisory, CBG & Wealth Management , DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
  3. Sally Liang, Data Manager, WealthAsia Group
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Is the sovereign wealth fund that helped them with their ESG approach managed via a separately managed account or are they an investor in one of, or additional other Zeal funds?

Due to confidentially agreement in our sovereign wealth client, we are unable to disclose in detail the vehicle(s) in which they are invested. We would like to mention that we manage all of our products (funds and separately managed accounts) with the same ESG incorporated framework.


Daniel Poon , Managing Director, Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Zeal Asset Management
Category: Alternatives – Long/Short Equity


  1. Joanne Murphy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA
  2. Belle Liang, Head of Investment Advisory and Executive Director of Hang Seng Investment Services, Hang Seng Bank Limited
  3. Adrian Chan, Associate Director of Investment, RS Group