Bill Sung’s career in asset management took off when he joined Morgan Grenfell in his native Hong Kong as a fund manager in 1987. Sung took on the role of associate director when he transferred to Grenfell’s Singapore office in 1990, where he ran the highly successful Batavia and China funds. In 1995 he was appointed director of MGIM and returned home to set up Grenfell’s first independent office in Hong Kong. He has been the chief investment officer of Absolute Asia Asset Management Limited (“AAAM”) (formerly known as IXIS Asset Management Asia Ltd), since joining the firm in 1999. As CIO he established the group’s investment process and put together the investment team in Singapore. On top of his fund management responsibilities, which include running the Absolute Asia AM Pacific Rim Equities R Cap (USD) fund, Sung oversees all investment strategies for Asia ex-Japan equities and advises the group’s Paris headquarters on global asset allocation. Prior to entering the world of asset management Sung studied Philosophy and Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.