David Lai

Partner & Co-Chief Investment Officer

Premia Partners


David Lai is a Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer of Premia Partners. Prior to Premia Partners, David was Executive Director and Responsible Officer at China Asset Management (HK) Limited where he supervised the company’s investment activities and led the build-out of the company’s ETF platform in Hong Kong, including launching the world’s first cross-border RQFII-based ETF with over US$2 billion in AuM.  Before that, David had been a portfolio manager since 2002 at Hang Seng Bank, Mirae Asset Global Investments, and Citic Securities International. David has demonstrated proven investment track record in both active and passive strategies, recognized by numerous industry awards. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and is a CFA charterholder.

The latest articles from David Lai


Premia Partners on the Drive to Expand and Professionalise Asia’s Nascent ETF Market Premia Partners has for several years since its creation in 2016 been forging a fascinating path into Asia’s wealth management industry, imagining, creating and then rolling out a series of what are now six distinct ETF strategies focused on Asian investors, but with the region’s and the world’s fin....

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Investing During the US-China Trade Conflict: Uncorrelated Equities and Truly Risk-Free Cash Throughout 2019 the world has suffered from the US-China trade conflict fallout, and while many investors have been inclined to de-risk and wait it out, there are opportunities lost as well by pursuing that strategy. Instead, Hong Kong investment manager Premia Partners believes a more appropriate s....