NEW YORK and HONG KONG, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuberger Berman, one of the world's leading employee-controlled investment managers, today announced the expansion of its global real estate securities group with the appointment of Anton Kwang as a senior portfolio manager for the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Kwang will be based in Hong Kong.
Neuberger Berman Global Real Estate Securities Group invests primarily in real estate investment trusts (REITs) which can play an important role in creating a well-balanced portfolio as they provide three important benefits: portfolio diversification, stable income, and total return potential. This new hire increases capabilities in the important and growing Asian real estate market.
Mr. Kwang was previously the lead Asia Pacific portfolio manager for Standard Life Investments' global real estate funds. Neuberger Berman manages over $2 billion in real estate securities for institutions and individuals worldwide.
"Anton is a highly skilled investor in the Asia Pacific property markets. He will be an important part of our global real estate securities team and will lead our efforts in the region," said Steve Shigekawa, senior portfolio manager, and head of the Neuberger Berman Global Real Estate Securities Group.
"As a leading global investor, Neuberger Berman is committed to providing clients with investment solutions spanning the asset class spectrum and Anton's hire reflects our plans to expand the firm's real estate offerings worldwide," said Nick Hoar, Head of Asia Pacific.
Before his work at Standard Life Investments, Mr. Kwang served as senior portfolio manager in Asia for Australian fund manager Perennial Investment Partners. Earlier, he was a director and head of regional property research for ABN Amro Bank, and a research/property analyst at NatWest Securities and UBS Warburg. A native of Hong Kong, Mr. Kwang is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong and is fluent in English and Cantonese.
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