Nicola Lai is a member of Barings’ Asian Equities Team and the Co-Manager of a range of Hong Kong and China equity strategies, including Barings’ flagship Hong Kong China Fund. Nicola has research responsibility for Chinese and selective Taiwanese equities. She has worked in the industry since 2006. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, she was an Asia Ex-Japan Portfolio Manager at ICBC (Asia) Investment Management and prior to that, an Equity Investment Analyst at Fortis Investment Management Hong Kong. Nicola holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.