Assets rise a quarter at Value Partners

Profit increaseMarket gains helped Value Partners raise its assets under management by 25% last year. The Hong Kong-based fund manager also reported the highest annual net profit in its 25-year history thanks to a surge in performance fees. The firm made 2 billion Hong Kong dollars ($255 million) according to its results for the year ending December 31, 2017. King Lun Au, chief executive, said: “2017 was a year of not only record profitability but also transformation as we took a number of major first steps towards our strategic goal of becoming an investment solutions provider to Chinese investors and a China investment expert to investors around the world.” A key achievement last year was to gain a private fund management licence in mainland China. In doing so, Value Partners joined a number of international managers that are aiming to build onshore businesses in the country. Value Partners launched the first fund under its licence, a China A-share fund, in January of this year. ©2018 funds global asia

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