Greater China Opportunities

The strategy seeks to achieve capital growth over the longer term by investing in companies that stand to benefit from the key drivers behind China’s economic expansion. These companies can be listed in Hong Kong, mainland China, or other global exchanges.


The team believes that stock markets in China are largely inefficient and that long-term outperformance can be achieved by investing in underresearched companies at a reasonable price, leveraging Manulife’s on-the-ground research capability through our Beijing-based joint venture, Manulife TEDA.  

Managed by

Kai-Kong Chay, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Asia ex-Japan Equity

Kai-Kong oversees the firm’s Greater China equity desk and works with investment specialists across Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan to lead management of the firm’s Greater China portfolios and strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, he gained a wealth of experience in Greater China equities through positions at Reliance Asset Management, Standard Life Investments (Asia), Pioneer Investments, and CMG First State. Kai-Kong holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.    

  • Education: B.A. in Accounting, Nanyang Technological University
  • Joined the company: 2011
  • Began career: 1997
Kai-Kong Chay, CFA


At Manulife Investment Management, we offer investment strategies through a variety of vehicles to suit a broad range of client needs. Contact our institutional sales or consultant relations team to find out if this strategy/vehicle is offered in your region. 

  • Separate accounts

    Our separate accounts and separately managed accounts (SMAs) are designed for institutions and high-net-worth clients seeking tailored investment solutions and direct ownership of securities. 

  • CITs

    Our professionally managed collective investment trusts (CITs) are available in certain qualified retirement plans.

  • Mutual funds

    Mutual funds are liquid, professionally managed portfolios which are available to both institutional and retail investors.


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