Edge Speakers Series: Future of China: Within Asia and the World

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Richard Johnston BSc. ACA – Managing Director, Albourne Partners (Asia) Limited

Richard joined Albourne in September 2004 to set up and head their Asian region providing both research on Asian based managers and consulting services to investors. Albourne Partners Limited is a leading UK based independent alternative investment advisory firm representing over 270 clients with an estimate of over $500bn allocated to alternatives. Albourne Partners Limited was established in 1994 and has 414 employees in 11 countries.  Richard spent the previous eleven years with UBS AG in Hong Kong and Singapore, in various senior positions managing equity proprietary trading, convertible bonds and prime brokerage in the region. Prior to this, he was with Baring Securities in London and Tokyo, specializing in arbitrage trading and risk management.  Richard graduated in Computer Science from Manchester University, UK in 1981 and was admitted as a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales in 1985.


Robert J. Horrocks, PhD – Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Matthews Asia

Robert Horrocks is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and has been a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2018. He manages the firm’s Asian Growth and Income Strategy and co-manages the Asia Dividend and Asia ex Japan Dividend Strategies. As Chief Investment Officer, Robert oversees the firm’s investment process and investment professionals and sets the research agenda for the investment team. Before joining Matthews Asia in 2008, Robert was Head of Research at Mirae Asset Management in Hong Kong. From 2003 to 2006, Robert served as Chief Investment Officer for Everbright Pramerica in China, establishing its quantitative investment process. He started his career as a Research Analyst with WI Carr Securities in Hong Kong before moving on to spend eight years working in several different Asian jurisdictions for Schroders, including stints as Country General Manager in Taiwan, Deputy Chief Investment Officer in Korea and Designated Chief Investment Officer in Shanghai. Robert earned his PhD in Chinese Economic History from Leeds University in the United Kingdom, and is fluent in Mandarin.  Robert has been a Portfolio Manager of the Matthews Asian Growth and Income Fund since 2009, of the Matthews Asia Dividend Fund since 2013.