Alan is a portfolio manager for Principal Global Equities. He is responsible for Hong Kong & China equity mandates, in addition to co-management of Asian and global emerging market mandates. He also leads the team’s research efforts for the greater China region. Alan’s career began with the Bank of China, where he supported the CFO as an Executive Assistant and helped the bank’s IPO preparation process. Alan joined Principal in 2003 and served as a portfolio manager for Hong Kong & China equity portfolios and co-managed Asian and emerging market equity strategies. As a senior member of the Global R&D team, Alan was also responsible for our proprietary Global Research Platform (GRP) model development, with a specific focus on Asian and Greater China stock selection models. He also served as a senior consultant on the initial formation of the CCB Principal joint venture in China. Before rejoining Principal in 2012, Alan served as Head of Equity Investment with Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong), and a Portfolio Manager with Blackrock Asia. He received an MBA from the University of Iowa, Tippie School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international finance from Renmin University of China. Alan has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.