Thomas Chan, CFA & CPA
Founder and CIO
Thomas has over 21 years of experience in the financial industry. Thomas is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Primas. Before founding Primas, he was the Head of Fixed Income Trading and Sales at Credit Suisse AG Hong Kong from 2014 to 2018. Prior to that, he was an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase Bank specializing in global fixed income trading.
He was ranked top 10 most Astute Investors in both Asian local currency and G3 bonds by The Asset magazine in 2012 and 2013. In 2020, he was also awarded Highly Commended, the most Astute Investors in Asian G3 Bonds.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance from the University of Toronto. In addition, he is a CFA charterholder and a CPA.
Man Hang Lei
Co-Founder and CEO
Man has over 17 years of experience within various financial firms including J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Before co-founding Primas, he was a senior Vice President at Credit Suisse AG Hong Kong, responsible for multi-strategy investments for ultra-high-net-worth clients. He also worked in J.P. Morgan New York as a risk analyst managing an AUM USD 15bn global portfolio.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Baruch College, City University of New York, majoring in Finance and Investment.
Karen Yeung, CFA
Karen has over 16 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Primas, she was the Managing Director and Co-Head of Asia Credit Sales at Barclays, managing a team of salesperson covering leading financial institutions in Asia Pacific. As a veteran in the credit markets, Karen was voted as one of the top salespeople by clients in the Greenwich survey and the Asset magazine consistently and was instrumental in building Barclays’ Asia Credit franchise to one of the most recognized platforms in the market.
Karen joins Primas as the COO and Head of Business Development. In this dual capacity, she will work closely with management on daily operations oversight, coordination of trading strategies with the investment team, and also lead client relationship management with our investors and friends.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance, Financial & Actuarial Analysis from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Herman Ng, CFA
Partner and Head of Trading
Herman has over 19 years of experience in fixed income trading, credit research and portfolio management. Before joining Primas, he was a Director at HSBC from 2011 to 2020 focusing on credit trading. He was consistently highly ranked by the Asset Magazine and Greenwich survey as a sell-side individual for local currency, Asia G3 bonds throughout the years. Prior to that, he was in ING Investment Management and Morgan Stanley London also focusing on fixed-income.
In 2020, Herman was voted as one of the Top 3 Most Helpful Sellside Traders in G3 Asian Bonds by Greenwich Associates.
He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Chinse University of Hong Kong and a Master in Finance from London Business School. In addition, he is a CFA charterholder.
Edward Young, CFA
Edward has 16 years of experience in the financial industry. Before joining Primas, he was a portfolio manager at Schroders, responsible for Global Emerging Market investment grade and high-yield bond portfolios. Prior to Schroders, Edward worked at HSBC where he managed a global corporate bond portfolio. Before that, he was at RBS Securities in USA where he worked as a macro credit strategist covering US investment grade and high-yield credits. Edward was voted as one of the most astute investors (highly commended) in Asian G3 Bonds by The Asset magazine in 2019.
He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree jointly conferred by Columbia Business School, The University of Hong Kong, and London Business School. Edward also holds a Master of Engineering degree in Financial Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science degree (Major in Mathematics and Computer Science, Statistics and Economics, Minor in Commerce) as well as a Diploma in Accounting degree from the University of British Columbia.
Edward is a CFA charterholder, a Certified Public Accountant of the United States, a Chartered Market Technician, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a Certified Financial Risk Manager and a holder of the Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate.
Joann has over 12 years of experience in fixed income investment, focusing on portfolio management, treasury sales and advisory. She worked in Fixed Income Trading and Sales team as a senior advisor at Credit Suisse AG Hong Kong before joining Primas. Prior to that, she was at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank and UBS Investment Bank also focusing on fixed income.
She holds a BA in Finance from the National Taiwan University and a Master's degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Michigan.
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