Michael Liang, Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Michael Liang has been Foundation’s CIO from the start. He is a leader in the Asia hedge fund space, as he founded Foundation Asset Management in 2006 when China hedge funds were still at a nascent stage. Under him, Foundation Asset Management has transformed from a start-up boutique firm into a full-fledged, leading asset management firm.
Michael’s differentiated industry knowledge has propelled Foundation through an array of market environments, with Foundation now one of the longest standing China hedge funds with a 15-year track record. He covered base metals in Australia during the commodities boom and was responsible for industrials during the Asia Financial Crisis and China WTO cycle. This allowed Michael to develop a unique framework of understanding cycles and inflections.
He is regularly invited to present at media and conferences, including CNN, Bloomberg TV, CCTV and HK’s popular financial journal Economic Digest and Ming Pao, sharing his view on the economy, markets, investment strategy and ideas.
Michael started his career with Macquarie Bank in Australia in 1993 as an investment analyst, then working at Societe Generale, Daiwa Securities and DBS Vickers. Prior to founding Foundation, he was a Director at United Overseas Bank. He has an MBA degree from Peking University, degree in Economics from Renmin University of China and Wollongong University in Australia. He is also a CFA.
Vivian Mui, Chief Operating Officer
Vivian Mui is a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of Foundation Asset Management. She is also a member of the Risk Management Committee.
She works closely with Michael on all aspects of providing leadership to Foundation Asset Management, including overseeing daily operations and company affairs.
She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry and held senior positions in Sun Hung Kai and DBS Vickers Securities. Vivian graduated from University of Guelph, double majoring in Economics and Management.
Eugene Tse, Senior Analyst
Eugene is a Senior Analyst, and a member of the Investment Committee. He has been with the company since 2009 and has worked together with CIO Michael Liang for over 13 years. His coverage responsibilities include technology, renewables and utilities.
He graduated from University of New South Wales with bachelor’s degree major in Finance and International Business and has been an analyst with Foundation ever since.
Felix Li, Compliance Officer
Felix serves as a Compliance Officer in Foundation Asset Management. Since he joined the Company in 2014, he has been managing compliance activities in accordance with the broad range of Hong Kong and international regulatory obligations.
He has 15 years of experience in the field of fund accounting and compliance. He worked as a Fund Accountant in State Street Bank, and then as a Senior Compliance Officer in Ernst & Young. Felix has a master’s degree in Economics at the University of British Columbia in Canada.