Michael Liang, Chief Investment Officer Mr. Michael Liang, age 48, founded Foundation Asset Management in 2006 with two institutional partners. He has been the firm’s CIO from the start, and he is also in charge of the firm’s business and corporate activities. Under him, Foundation Asset Management has built up a global client base. In the process, Mr. Liang transformed Foundation Asset Management from a start-up boutique firm into a full-fledged, mid-sized asset management firm. The firm’s flagship fund Foundation China Opportunity Fund received nomination by HFM Awards Asia for 3 consecutive years as “Best Greater China Fund” in 2013, 2014, 2015 and won 2017 award, and also nominated by AsiaHedge Awards for 2 consecutive years as “Best China Fund” in 2013, 2014 and 2017. As one of the pioneers in creatively applying value investing to regional markets, he regularly presents at media and conferences, including CNN, Bloomberg TV, AsianInvestor and HK’s most popular financial journal Economic Digest and Ming Pao, sharing his view on the economy, markets, investment strategy and ideas. Prior to Foundation Asset Management, Mr. Liang’s career in finance started with Macquarie Bank in Australia in 1993 as an investment analyst, and then held various senior positions of major financial institutions responsible for securities broking and research. He has an MBA degree from Peking University, a degree in Economics from Renmin University of China and Wollongong University in Australia, and he is also a CFA.