Diamond Lee joins as Portfolio Manager


26 November 2014

Old Mutual Global Investors expands Asian Equities team 

Diamond Lee joins as Portfolio Manager 

Old Mutual Global Investors announces that Diamond Lee has joined Old Mutual Global Investors Asian Equities team as Portfolio Manager, reporting into Josh Crabb, Head of Asian Equities.

Diamond will start at Old Mutual Global Investors (UK) Limited in London and expects to return to Hong Kong to work for Old Mutual Global Investors (Asia Pacific) Limited when required regulatory approvals have been received.

Diamond, who joins Old Mutual Global Investors from Ignis Asset Management where he managed several of their top performing Asian Equity funds, will be responsible for supporting the Asian Equities team in selecting Chinese stocks.

Josh Crabb comments: “Diamond is an incredibly talented portfolio manager with an excellent track record. He is a leading specialist in Chinese equities and his knowledge will help to diversify the skill set within our team. I look forward to working with Diamond to develop our funds and establish Old Mutual Global Investors as a leading asset manager in Asia and beyond.  Diamond’s appointment clearly demonstrates Old Mutual Global Investors’ on-going commitment to the region.”

Old Mutual Global Investors announced the appointment of Josh Crabb and the Asian Equities team in September this year. The business is building a strong UK presence to achieve a top 5 position in the market.  Its strategy is also to expand into selected markets to support its global client base, through asset management and distribution capabilities based in chosen international markets.   Josh and his team are tasked with leading the development of products and strategies that will assist Old Mutual Global Investors Asia Pacific growth strategy.

The Team currently manages the Old Mutual Pacific Equity fund and the Old Mutual Asian Equity fund, sub-funds of the Dublin domiciled Old Mutual Global Investors Series plc umbrella funds.

Diamond Lee biographical details:

Diamond has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has an excellent performance track record. Most recently Diamond worked at Ignis Asset Management for 18 years as an Asian Equities Portfolio Manager. At Ignis Diamond was responsible for stock selection in China across all Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets portfolios and managed the top performing Ignis Pacific Growth Fund and Ignis China Fund.

Diamond started his investments career at Scottish Amicable Investment Managers in July 1994 as an Investment Analyst, before moving into fund management in December 1994. Prior to that he worked at KPMG as an Assistant Manager, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant. He is fluent in both Cantonese and English.


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*as at 30 September 2014

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