David Lai

Partner & Co-CIO

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.

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How Asia’s Private Clients Can React to a New Era of Inflation and Future-Proof their Portfolios The premise for the Hubbis Digital Dialogue event of April 21 was very simple. Asia’s private clients need to be reacting and adapting their portfolios to help future-proof their investments in the face of the current bout of what now looks more likely to be persistent elevated inflation, most marke....

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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....