Comgest seeks Hong Kong entree

The French money manager will launch funds in Asia for the first time.

French investment manager Comgest is well known among private banks in Asia but wants to boost its retail and institutional presence. Hong Kong-based CIO Chakara Sisowath discusses the firm's strategy.

What's the firm's investment style

Sisowath We're boring that's why we're different. We don't have a lot of turnover in staff and our style hasn't changed. We are independent and we emphasize product integrity. The firm was founded in 1985 in Paris by two fund managers who had been at big financial institutions in Europe. They wanted to work at an asset management company run by asset managers, whose sole objective was fund management. At insurance companies or banks, the asset...

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