Threadneedle’s China Opps manager exits

Threadneedle’s Gigi Chan is to leave the firm to take a “career break”.

Ms Chan has run the £62.5m China Opportunities fund since its launch in March 2007, since when the fund has delivered a 96.9 per cent return, ranking third in the IMA China/Greater China sector, according to FE Analytics.

The fund is also top quartile over one, three and five years and has outperformed its MSCI China index benchmark in those periods.

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Vanessa Donegan, head of Asian equities at Threadneedle, is to take on the fund.

A spokesperson for Threadneedle said: “Gigi Chan has decided to leave Threadneedle to take a career break and we wish her well.”