Franklin Templeton Investments has hired Jason Zhu Guoqing as managing director and portfolio management director - China, and Yu-Jen Shih as portfolio manager and deputy director of research.
Both will sit within the Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equities (FTEME) investment team and will report to Sukumar Rajah, senior managing director and director of portfolio management for FTEME.
Based in Shanghai, Zhu (pictured) will be responsible for research and portfolio management for China A-Shares.
He joins from Fullerton Fund Management, where he was director of investment and head of China equity.
Prior to this, he spent ten years at Franklin Templeton Sealand Fund Management where he was head of equity investment.
Shih will have a focus on Asia and will support the ongoing development of investment ideas from the analyst team.
He also comes from Fullerton Fund Management, where he was in charge of a variety of equity funds.
Prior to this, he was an equity portfolio manager at Henderson Global Investors and Baring Asset Management.
Rajah commented: "Jason and Yu-Jen are both seasoned investors with extensive experience, and we are excited to have them join our team as we continue to deepen our research and develop investment strategies for clients.
"We employ a bottom-up, research-focused, long-term oriented approach that relies on having a strong team of locally-based investment professionals who use their on-the-ground access, insights and expertise to evaluate investment opportunities across emerging markets."